Film by Charles Honderick criticises Barnet Borough Council's outsourcing programme

Charles Honderick has now made two films about life in Barnet

Charles Honderick has now made two films about life in Barnet

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A scathing new documentary criticising Barnet Borough Council’s outsourcing programme will premiere next week.

Barnet – The Billion Pound Gamble, directed by Charles Honderick, will be screened for the first time at the Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley at 6pm on October 22.

The film is a follow up to Mr Honderick’s earlier film, A Tale of Two Barnets.

The new film features people from all walks of life talking about their experiences of Barnet.

The interviewees talk about everything from the relocation of Barnet Football Club to the closure of Friern Barnet Library.

Mr Honderick said: "The film gives a voice to everyone who cares about what is happening in their community.

“The stories we have heard are stories which should be shared.

“Some of the things you will see you will find hard to believe can happen in a civilised society."

Admission to the premiere is priced at £1. 
 

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11:15am Mon 15 Oct 12

Rog T says...

The official trailer and the interview with Ken Loach is now on the film website at www.billionpoundgamb
le.co.uk
The official trailer and the interview with Ken Loach is now on the film website at www.billionpoundgamb le.co.uk Rog T
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11:17am Mon 15 Oct 12

Rog T says...

Join our twitter conversation about the film today at 3pm. Checkout #BillionPoundGamble
Join our twitter conversation about the film today at 3pm. Checkout #BillionPoundGamble Rog T
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3:33pm Mon 15 Oct 12

abarnetboy says...

I saw the last one and can't wait to see what has happened in the last 6 months
I saw the last one and can't wait to see what has happened in the last 6 months abarnetboy
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3:41pm Mon 15 Oct 12

MrMustard says...

I think you will see a little more of me in this film where I hopefully completely trash the idea that you can have better services for less money by paying someone else to make a profit out of services.

The circle cannot be squared. Something has to give and it has. Special Parking Account down £1.2m, traders up in arms, NSL issuing non-sensical letters, parking signs being vandalised, all the outcome of ridiculous parking policies.
I think you will see a little more of me in this film where I hopefully completely trash the idea that you can have better services for less money by paying someone else to make a profit out of services. The circle cannot be squared. Something has to give and it has. Special Parking Account down £1.2m, traders up in arms, NSL issuing non-sensical letters, parking signs being vandalised, all the outcome of ridiculous parking policies. MrMustard
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3:50pm Mon 15 Oct 12

Mike NW7 says...

The parking fiasco is just the start of it - the other One Barnet contracts stand to not only lose the council money in the long term but we Council Tax payers will not be able to hold our councillors to account for it either. What will the point be of having councillors? Do we ring up John Hart and ask him what wine to choose for dinner?
The parking fiasco is just the start of it - the other One Barnet contracts stand to not only lose the council money in the long term but we Council Tax payers will not be able to hold our councillors to account for it either. What will the point be of having councillors? Do we ring up John Hart and ask him what wine to choose for dinner? Mike NW7
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4:05pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Mrs Angry, Broken Barnet blog says...

goodness me, Mike NW7, I think at last you may have found a use for Cllr John Hart - not sure what useful purpose the rest of the Tories serve though ...
goodness me, Mike NW7, I think at last you may have found a use for Cllr John Hart - not sure what useful purpose the rest of the Tories serve though ... Mrs Angry, Broken Barnet blog
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