What does Barnet Council value?

Barnet claims it needs to make millions of pounds worth of savings from its £300m budget after cutting Council Tax by 1% last year.  You decide if you think removing access to libraries from tens of thousands of children is good strategic and economic sense?

Salary of Barnet's CEO = £187,000+

Annual Running Costs of Threatened Libraries

Total Annual Budgets of Threatened Libraries

2015/16 budget5 year investmentKid's Fiction use

East Finchley£149,8704.3% decrease18% Increase

Mill Hill£158,98017% decrease17% increase

Childs Hill£107,6600.5% decrease12% increase

Osidge£150,98013% increase2% increase

South Friern£136,1108% increase43% increase