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?

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

Salary of Barnet's CEO = £187,000+