Haringey 4th on Town Hall rich list-31 staff earn over £100k

The Taxpayer’s Alliance revealed Labour-run Haringey Council has the 4th highest number of council staff in the country being paid £100,000 a year or more. Other London councils also featured in the top 10, with Southwark being 1st, Wandsworth 4th (jointly with Haringey), Islington 9th and Brent 10th.

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Lib Dem fight against school funding cuts leads to cross-party letter to minister

At a Full Council meeting in Wood Green last night (20th March), the Lib Dems presented a motion calling on the government to reverse the cut to Haringey schools budget of £5 million a year by 2019–20. They also called on the council to object to the funding cuts and for a letter to be written to the Secretary of State for Education to oppose them.

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Labour-run council fails to answer 1 in 3 phone calls from residents

Haringey’s Lib Dem opposition have uncovered figures showing 30% of residents’ phone calls to Labour-run Haringey Council were not answered. The figures revealed that this year 1 in 3 calls (30%) were not answered, a drop from 2014 when 1 in 5 calls (17%) were not picked up.  The council have a target of 10% or less phone calls not being answered.

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Plans for dementia nurses rejected by Haringey Labour councillors

Haringey Lib Dems put forward a proposal for the council to employ 4 Admiral Nurses. These specialist nurses care for those with dementia and support the friends and relatives that care for them. The Lib Dems put forward the proposal at Haringey's budget setting meeting on Monday evening. 

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£2bn regeneration: Rethink of Haringey plans urged by Scrutiny committee

Last night, Haringey’s watchdog scrutiny committee urged the local Labour Cabinet to rethink the highly controversial plans to put £2bn of public property in a company jointly owned with a developer. The Labour-run council had proposed that Haringey Development Vehicle would deliver regeneration in Tottenham and Wood Green. The council had selected Lendlease as their preferred development partner.

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Alternative regeneration plans voted down by Labour councillors at budget meeting

Last night, Haringey Lib Dems put forward an alternative regeneration plan for the borough in a series of budget amendments at a Full Council meeting in Wood Green. All the Lib Dem amendments were blocked by Haringey Labour councillors who voted them down at the meeting.

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U-turn on library cuts: Lib Dems win 5 yr. commitment from Labour Cabinet

Local Lib Dem councillors have welcomed a decision by Labour-run Haringey Council to reverse planned cuts to library opening hours and staff. They also welcomed a further concession to protect services for the next 5 years.

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