I expect you have all seen the 16 page piece of puff called Barnet First magazine which gets shoved through the letterbox of every home in Barnet once a quarter and in Mr Mustard's house then gets recycled immediately into the black box as he is a law abiding citizen who cares about the Big Society.
I suspect its Barnet Council's way of ensuring that paper recycling targets are met.
In the magazine, and I use the term loosely, it says that each one costs "a little over 10p" to produce. Most people would expect that also means a little under 11p ?
Here's what the Jan / Feb 11 issue cost
Design £800 ( in-house estimated cost )
Printing £9,475 ( Woodford Litho - see over £500 list )
Distribution £7,700 ( Impact Distribution - see over £500 list )
143,000 copies printed = 12.57p each
The June / July 10 issue was for some reason more expensive
Total £18,825 = 13.16p per copy which is 31% more than Barnet Council claim it costs.
I don't think residents sit at home waiting for it to drop onto the doormat ( unless they are short of material to line the budgie or guinea pig cage ) and if it just stopped the London Borough of Barnet would not grind to a halt.
What would happen is that about £70,000 would be saved off the annual budget. A worthwhile saving.
Why not have your say in the poll alongside.