The Council have agreed on a 2 week licence with local community groups to run a community library there. This is very positive news, and we hope it will lead the Council to work better with community groups, rather than rush in and take decisions without listening to residents.
Huge Kudos to the community group, but especially my colleagues Cllrs Rawlings and Coakley-Webb. There have been two very difficult issues to deal with in the ward, but Barry and Pauline have worked tirelessly to get results on both. The whole Labour group is very proud that they have put in such time and effort, and stood shoulder to shoulder with their residents.
And it isn't easy being politicians who do the hard work, even when the cameras aren't there, then make sure the community groups take credit. It is very classy of them to do that, and I hope other parties do not shamelessly try to claim credit for themselves.
As a proud member of the Co-operative Party, I am glad to see Co-operative solutions. They sure are better than One Barnet solutions!