Tennis courts to stay free following Lib Dem campaign

Charges will not be introduced for Haringey Council’s tennis courts following a successful campaign by Haringey Lib Dem councillors.

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Backbench councillors press pause on doors and windows change ban

The push to preserve Council leaseholders' right to change the doors and windows in their own properties took a big step forward last night. Following a ‘call-in’ by Liberal Democrat councillors, a meeting of Haringey Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC) has recommended that the policy change be halted pending an intensive review of Homes for Haringey’s ability to conduct the work safely.

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Mental health in our community during and after Covid-19

Liberal Democrat councillors in Haringey have highlighted the need to offer support in the community to those struggling with mental illness.

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Letter to the Leader of Haringey Council on anti-Semitism within Haringey Labour

Following the release of the EHRC report into anti-Semitism within the Labour Party, the Lib Dem Leader of the Opposition in Haringey, Cllr Luke Cawley-Harrison asked the Leader of Haringey Council if he accepted the EHRC's findings and agreed with Keir Starmer's comments on the report, and cited specific examples from within the Haringey Labour Council Group of comments that the both the EHRC Report and the Leader of the Labour Party have indicated are unacceptable.

In response Cllr Ejiofor said he was unaware of such comments made by members of his group, and therefore Cllr Cawley-Harrison has written to the Leader of the Council with the examples given and calling for action. You can view the exchange here (please move the video to the 1hr 43min 40sec mark).

Haringey Liberal Democrats will not tolerate any form of racism within Haringey Council, whether from elected members or elsewhere, and hope the Leader of the Council will take swift action in the same vein.

The letter is reproduced in full below:

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Door and window change ban plan "called in" by Lib Dems over safety concerns

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Proposals to stop Council leaseholders from changing doors and windows in their own properties are facing renewed scrutiny, amidst warnings that they could worsen a safety situation.

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Haringey Labour water down Lib Dem proposals for safer cycling in the borough

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At a meeting of Haringey's Full Council on Monday evening, Lib Dem Cllrs Bob Hare and Viv Ross proposed a motion to get the Council to get more proactive about supporting cyclists, and in particular to deliver proper cycle routes that are safely segregated from motor traffic.

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Keep Council Tennis Courts Free for All 🎾

Council-run tennis courts in Haringey do not currently have charges for access, making the courts truly free and accessible for all ages and groups right across the borough.

But the Labour-run council want to put an end to this, and are planning on rolling out charges on all of the borough's council tennis courts, with some court charges starting in just a matter of weeks. This is all happening with little public awareness and no engagement.

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