March 2022 Meeting — Sustainability Strategy Workshops

Update 17 March: Mentioned during the meeting: a useful list of fifty actions that councils can take to make their area more climate and nature friendly, produced by Friends of the Earth:

There may be more notes to come.

Our March meeting is on Thursday 17 March 2022 from 6.30pm – 7.30pm online.

[Zoom Meeting link now removed]

We will be discussing Barnet’s Sustainability Strategy workshops – the first of which took place on 14 March in High Barnet.
The second will take place on Tuesday 15th in Burnt Oak, Edgware.
A third is taking place in Finchley on Wednesday 16th.
An online event for various groups is planned for the morning of Monday 21st March.

We hope that attendees to those workshops will be able to attend and provide feedback to BCAG.

Meeting Notice

February 2022 Meeting – A Sustainability Strategy for the London Borough of Barnet

Update 2 February: the presentation on Barnet Council’s recently released Sustainability Strategy Framework is now available. (PDF 580 Kb, 19 slides)

Our February meeting is on Tuesday 1st February 2022 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm online.

Please book on Eventbrite at A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants.

Presentation and Discussion on Barnet’s Forthcoming Sustainability Strategy for the Borough

Barnet Council’s Sustainability Strategy Framework was unanimously passed through at their Policy and Resources Committee meeting on 9 December 2021.

The Sustainability Strategy itself is expected to be released by Barnet Council in early 2022.

Ahead of the 9 December Committee meeting, BCAG posted a briefing paper on the Framework document (available here – which includes links to the Framework document) and set out a series of questions relating to the Strategy – a number of which were highlighted by Councillors at the Committee meeting. Also see Barnet Borough Times report on the meeting and Framework here.

January 2022’s BCAG meeting will provide a presentation and discussion on the Framework document and forthcoming Sustainability Strategy.

A zoom link will be sent to all registered participants closer to the time of the event.


Barnet Sustainability Framework Note December 2021

Update 23 December 2021

  • Barnet’s Sustainability Strategy Framework was unanimously passed through at their Policy and Resources Committee meeting of 9 December (details below).
  • A number of points raised by Councillors (highlighted in the press story from the Barnet Borough Times Barnet Council ‘to achieve net zero emissions by 2030’) were set out in our BCAG briefing paper that we posted online ahead of the meeting, see below.
  • The report also states that “The council will carry out public engagement with residents to allow them to shape the development of the strategy in the new year. A public consultation will then be held in the spring, before the strategy is adopted by the council.” BCAG will be looking to take an active role in responding to this public consultation.

BCAG will be reviewing the Sustainability Strategy Framework in our January 2022 online meeting: a date for this meeting will be announced shortly. We look forward to seeing you then.

At Barnet Council’s Policy and Resources Committee (PRC) meeting, taking place on 9 December 2021, the agenda will include some long awaited detail on Barnet’s forthcoming Sustainability Strategy, said to be released in the new year. BCAG have produced the forthcoming briefing note on the Framework document and sets out some key requirements to ensure the Strategy is a success.

Download Barnet Sustainability Framework Note December 2021 (PDF 575 Kb, 6 pages)