The new chair, Barry Evangeli, who has replaced Kate Salinger, removed from her post for abstaining over the now nationally notorious Barnet council leader and cabinet member allowances hike, told residents they could not ask about this topic.
The Barnet Bugle has an early report of this (no, I wasn't there so this is all hearsay!). I'm sure many more details will emerge in the coming days.
What a farce! I wonder whether the same charade will be repeated at the Finchley and Golders Green forum next Monday and Hendon forum next Tuesday.
David Cameron's [I initially typed David Coleman - I wonder why] Big Society won't come to much when this Tory controlled local town hall isn't prepared to explain itself to its own residents on a question of great interest such as this.
In case you can get along, here are the details for those other residents' forums - let's see if our chairs are as brazen as Evangeli:
Finchley and Golders Green - 6.30pm, Monday 26 July, St Michael's Church Hall, Golders Green
Hendon - 6.30pm, Tuesday 27 July, Sangam Centre, Burnt Oak