Friday, 28 October 2011

BBC Filming

A big thank you to everyone who responded and/or offered their help with our recent request for participants in the recent BBC filming featuring our Campaign. Details of those of you who were available on the dates were given to the researchers and we hope that many of you were contacted.

Filming was carried out on Wednesday and Friday of last week and we all had a very busy and exciting time of it.  We hope the outcome will be fruitful and promote our cause in the best possible way.

The producers will let us know when the programmes are due to be screened which should be approximately mid to the end of November, but when we have firm dates we will let you know.

Many thanks again for your support.

Barnet CPZ Action

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Quiz Night and Auction

Join us on 12 November for an evening of trivia and fun, 
and help raise much needed money 
to support the ongoing legal action

Tickets cost £5. To purchase tickets, please use the "Donate" button opposite, ensuring you quote Quiz Night in the comments box.  Tickets will be sent to your email address within 24 hours.  Or send a cheque payable to "Barnet CPZ Action" to xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Please click here for the auction catalogue.

Please click here for the auction catalogue

Sunday, 9 October 2011

We're in the Sunday Times (9 October)! But rather than address the issue, Barnet choose to lie.

Those of you who read the Sunday Times may have seen a 2 page article in the In Gear section (© The Sunday Times) looking at how councils have been increasing parking charges. The article focuses on Barnet in particular and the case of a family (the Parkers) who had to spend £32 on parking vouchers to hold a party at home for their 3 year old daughter is featured prominently.

Its a great way of illustrating how the charges impact on everyday activities. The only disappointment is that Barnet Council are quoted as saying the following: "We have held down the prices of residents' parking for several years but circumstances dictate that we have to bring them into line with other London boroughs"

Its hard to have a debate with the Council when they resort to this sort of nonsense. The statement that charges in Barnet have been brought "in line with other London boroughs" is simply not true.  Barnet Council must know the facts yet they misinform perhaps 1 million readers in order to save themselves from embarrassment. Barnet Council well know that if the Parkers had held their daughter's party in the adjacent Haringey street, they would have spent  £4.80 on parking, not the £32 they spent in Barnet.

The Mail on Sunday also picked up on the story, highlighting the absurd £32 cost of inviting 8 toddlers to a birthday party.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The Barnet CPZ Action Quiz Night and Promises Auction

We're organising a 
Quiz Night and Promises Auction 
to raise money to support the legal action

To be held in November (date to be confirmed) at the East Finchley Constitutional Club, N2

We hope you can join us for a fun evening of trivia, food and drink. 
The Lazy Sally Cafe will be providing some of their great snacks  and you can bid to win some fantastic (and generously donated) prizes in our auction:
  • A week in the beautiful Majorcan village of Fornalutz (pictures coming soon)
  • Tickets for Lords
  • Dinner for 2 at the Bald Faced Stag
  • Portrait photography
  • Hypnotherapy 
  • Garden consultation
  • Tickets to the Phoenix Cinema
Might you also be able to offer a prize our the auction? Dog walking, gardening, sport or theatre tickets you don't need or even use of a holiday home? If so, we'd love to hear from you:   
    It will be a great night and, of course, you'll be supporting the legal fight to overturn Barnet council's unfair parking charges for CPZ residents.