Saturday 21 March 2009

You have just 10 days to save the wardens service

Regular readers of Barnet Council Watch will know that Cllr Lynne Hillan is proposing to save £950,000 a year by slashing the resident warden service. This will have a devastating affect on some of the most vulnerable members of society living in sheltered accommodation.

The council has commissioned an on-line survey for residents to give their views. This survey can be found at:

One of the questions invites residents to give alternative suggestions as to how the council can make the required savings. These are my suggestions based on financial information provided in various council reports.

I support this council’s desire to cut waste and bureaucracy - but not at the expense of our elderly residents.

Please note that the closing date for the on-line consultation is 5pm on 31st March 2009.

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