Our local environment is important to all of us. It is one of the things which makes Barnet a great place to live and work. We are committed to maintaining high levels of resident satisfaction and preserving the green and clean nature of the borough. We are also committed to developing attractive suburban parks with its communities that promote health and wellbeing, conserve the natural character of the area, and encourage economic growth.
However, we are facing many challenges and, as the number of people living in Barnet increases but the money we have reduces, we have had to take a step back and look hard at how we run our Street Scene services in the future. These services include; recycling and waste collection, the cleaning of our streets, emptying of our litter bins and looking after almost 200 green spaces.
We are considering options that would provide Street Scene services to residents and businesses that are cost effective, easy to use, and help people do the right thing by keeping Barnet clean and green. We are seeking your views on the options we have developed. Further information on the options and how they have been developed is provided in our consultation document here.
Why We Are Consulting
We are keen to give everyone – residents and businesses – the opportunity to have their say on our proposals, and one of the reasons we are looking at how we can do things differently is so we can increase customer satisfaction with Street Scene services.
The findings from the consultation will be used to help us assess the proposed short list of four options and inform the development of the best model for delivering the council’s Street Scene services. Final recommendations will be put forward to Environment Committee in March 2017.
What Happens Next
The consultation has now closed and the council is currently analysing the results.
All the responses from the consultation will be taken into account and councillors will consider the responses to this consultation at an Environment Committee meeting in March 2017.
The council will publish the findings here and we will also let you know how we are acting on the results of the consultation under ‘We asked, You said, We Did.’