Friern Barnet in North London is a little known testing ground for the government's austerity plan. The counsil are in the process of cutting over twenty services including Children's Services, Social Care and Health and Safety.
The counsil closed the local library in April. Then squatters and Occupiers moved in. Now it is a fully functioning library again with full participation from the locals.
There is no offical structure to the campaign. There is instead an assumed system of self-managment. Decisions are made in groups who are affected by them. There is no official relationship between Occupy and the local campaign. The underlying principle is solidarity and mutual aid.
There is a court case in December to evict the Occupiers. But the fight is on.