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Freedom of Information Request

Street names, statues, tombs, building names or plaques for historical connections to slavery or colonialism

Received: 30 August 2022

Please could I submit a Freedom of Information request on the following:
1) Has Barnet, or any committee connected to the council, undertaken a review of street names, statues, tombs, building names or plaques for historical connections to slavery or colonialism in the borough?

2) If the answer to Q1 is no, can the council please list what it is doing to address the issue of street names, statues, tombs, building names or plaques with connections to the slave trade in its borough?

3) If the answer to Q1 is yes, can you list which street names, statues, tombs, building names or plaques were found to have connections to the slave trade or colonialism?

4) Were any of these street names, statues, tombs, building names or plaques renamed as a result?

5) What other suggestions were made/and or implemented in terms of contextualizing the street, statues, tombs, building names and plaques?

6) Was any report produced as part of the review?

7) If the answer to Q6 is yes, could the report please be provided?

Question Added on 5 September 2022

8) Has any statue/street name/building name/place name/tomb/plaque or any other public artwork been removed following a review of it, since May 2020?

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download