The Barnet Housing Commission is holding a session this evening. 23 February 7pm-10pm at the Grahame Park Community Centre, Colindale NW9 5UY.
The following speakers are confirmed:
Cllr Mick O’Sullivan – Chair of Housing Scrutiny Committee, LB Islington and Chair of the London Federation of Housing Co-ops
Cllr David Rodgers – Deputy Cabinet Member for Housing, LB Ealing, former CEO of CDS Co-operatives, the largest co-operative housing service agency in England, President of the International Co-operative Alliance Housing from 2009-2012 and member of the Executive of the Labour Housing Group,
Bloggers Panel: John Dix (aka Mr Reasonable) and Theresa Musgrove (aka Mrs Angry / Broken Barnet)
Trades Union Panel:
Patrick Hunter – Barnet UNISON convenor, Barnet Homes
Cllr Nagus Narenthira – NASUWT
Cllr Barry Rawlings – Barnet Labour’s Spokesperson on Health and Adults Social Care
Members of the public will be able to listen to the evidence, and can also give evidence themselves in the Open Mike session of the meeting – please RSVP here.
Barnet’s Labour councillors have set-up the Housing Commission to look into how Barnet can increase the supply of affordable homes, and help improve standards in the private rented sector. The Commission, which I chair, is made up of independent housing experts, local community representatives and Labour councillors.
The Commission will meet at least six times over the next 8 months, and will be taking evidence from housing professionals, other London boroughs and the local community. The meetings will all be open to the public to attend.