Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Chipping Barnet residents' forum tonight - elect Kate Salinger!

It's Barnet council's Chipping Barnet residents' forum tonight. It's held at the library and starts at 6.30pm. Papers for it here.

I don't know what's on the agenda but there are plenty of issues that need addressing:

- New Barnet town centre plans

- the rush to academise Barnet's schools

- the council leader and cabinet voting themselves big fat allowances hikes

- the vote by the Conservative group to remove Kate Salinger from the post of chair of the Chipping Barnet residents' forum for refusing to vote for the big fat allowances hikes.
Will Kate Salinger go to the meeting? If I were her, I would go along to defend my actions and protest against my punishment.

And if she did turn up, it might be quite good fun to elect her as the residents' own choice of chair just to irritate whichever councillor has been appointed to replace her. Well, I can dream.

If any Chipping Barnet resident who attends would like to write a report of the meeting I'd be happy to post it up here, without comment or editorialising, tomorrow.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like they are going to try and completely duck the issue of councillors expenses by saying if people have strong views they should go along to councillors' surgeries and tell them - sort of defeats the point of the residents forum then! Should be a lively evening. Mr Reasonable