Friday, 22 May 2009

Sheltered housing: Press goes our way

There's been good press coverage of the march and protest against proposed sheltered housing warden cuts in Barnet.

For the march through Barnet council leader Mike Freer's Finchley ward on Saturday 9 May see Hendon Times and Inside Housing.

For the Barnet annual council meeting protest on Tuesday 19 May see Barnet Press and Hendon Times.

And here's today's editorial from the Barnet Press:
Drop plans to scrap the wardens service

The Barnet Community Campaigners have given Barnet councillors an idea about the strength of feeling over plans to scrap the sheltered housing wardens scheme.

They have done well to collect more than 1,600 signatures from the residents themselves as well as their loved ones.

Everyone is tightening their belts at the moment, but there are ways of saving money so that people who provide such an important frontline service do not become victims of cutbacks. It is high time plans to scrap the wardens service are discarded.

1 comment:

Rog T said...


Much as I am enjoying the coverage, we've won nothing yet. This just gives us a platform to ram the message home. Now is the time to fight harder. We can't take our foot off the gas !