Frozen Council Tax saves Barnet families £72 a year

The Coalition Government has today revealed that Council Tax across the country has been frozen, including in Barnet, the first time this has been achieved since the tax was introduced in 1993.

Ministers to examine security funding for independent Jewish schools

Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for Schools, has confirmed that the Department of Education is examining funding of security for non-voluntary-aided Jewish schools.  The move follows £2m of funding being made available last December to the Community Security Trust (CST) to provide extra security guards at 39 voluntary-aided faith schools across England.

Breast screening take-up rate still poor in Barnet

Mike Freer MP has renewed his call for better breast screening services in Finchley after newly published World Health Organisation data showed that Britain has the highest mortality rate for breast cancer in the European Union.

Mike Freer MP welcomes Boris’ boost for Bobbies

The Conservative Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced £42m of extra funding for police officers, meaning the Met Police will see an increase in the numbers of uniformed police officers.

Henlys Corner upgrade work to begin on 18 February

Contractors for Transport for London (TfL) are to begin work on the £8m scheme to improve the notorious North Circular junction.  On the 18 February the building of foundations will begin by the sides of Finchley Road, to the south of the A406.  This first stage is due to begin in early April, with the entire scheme due to be completed by December.

Barnet’s Raw Local Government Funding Deal Exposed

Figures released by the Department of Community and Local Government show how little Government funding Barnet Council receives in comparison to other London local authorities.  Barnet is one of the worst funded Councils in the capital, receiving the joint 5th lowest Government grant per head out of the 32 London Boroughs.