If Monday evening in your diary is a little empty, unlikely at this point, then you can fill soem of it with a visit to a forum of your choice which Barnet Council only deigned to publicise on Tuesday afternoon, 6 days before the meeting and your questions have to be in by this Friday.
So get your questions out, ignore the stupid rules about not asking questions about policy, and ask anything that is bothering you. If the forum won't answer your question then write to your councillor and demand an answer. Let them feel the heat of the fire.
Have fun. Hold your councillors and the officers (employees) to account. It is, after all, why they are there. All the forums are public so you can go to any of them that take your fancy even if you live in Edinburgh. All members of the public are welcome.