Coronavirus Update (8th May 2020)

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Happy VE day to everyone in Haringey. As well as a special VE Day section at the bottom of this email, today's (8th May) COVID-19 update contains information on:

  1. Haringey Response Update
    1. Pedestrian infrastructure to be improved following Lib Dem campaign
    2. London Mayor announces rapid rollout of cycling and walking initiative
    3. Re-opening of Reuse and Recycling Centres (RRCs)
    4. Libraries Update
    5. Park users this Bank Holiday weekend
    6. Wireless Festival and The 1975 concert both cancelled
    7. Haringey works for you
    8. UCL COVID-19 study
    9. Local Food Banks in urgent need
    10. Volunteering opportunities
    11. Telephone befriending service
  2. How you can contact us
  3. National Response Update
    1. Advice for private renters
    2. Cancer symptoms - please seek help
    3. Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) - registration opens Wednesday 13 May
    4. Bounce back loan scheme now live
    5. Help from Thames Water
    6. Royal Mail - changes to Saturday service
    7. Historic England grants for small heritage groups and workers
  4. Celebrating VE Day
    1. Activities and ideas to celebrate at home
    2. VE Day BBC Schedule
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Coronavirus Update (1st May 2020)

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This week our (1st May) update Coronavirus includes:

  1. Haringey Response Update
    1. Update on increasing pedestrian & cycling infrastructure to aid social distancing
    2. Update on Business Grant payments
    3. Fee-free crowdfunding for London Businesses
    4. Construction sites during COVID-19
    5. Reporting noisy neighbours and neighbours breaching social distancing rules
    6. Support for anyone suffering domestic abuse
    7. Bereavement support for children and young people
    8. Urgent Blood Donations needed
    9. Carer Job Opportunities
    10. Donations needed
    11. Local Food Banks in urgent need
    12. Volunteering opportunities
    13. Telephone befriending service
    14. Free “Surviving Lockdown” issue of Families North London Magazine to parents in North London
  2. How you can contact us
  3. National Response Update
    1. New Bounce-Back Business loans for small businesses
    2. Update on Haringey Lib Dems' call to support businesses excluded from the Government's business grants
    3. Coronavirus testing available again and expanded to more groups
    4. Pregnancy and Coronavirus
    5. New interpreting service for UK's Deaf community
    6. Google Video Conference Calling to be FREE for everyone
  4. Focus on Jacksons Lane and their COVID response across Haringey
    1. Supporting the Community
    2. Just for fun
  5. Help us to improve these emails
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Lib Dems lead campaign to support local newspapers

The Liberal Democrats are leading a cross-party campaign calling on the Government to support local and independent media - a mainstay of news reporting in Haringey for generations and a sector in ever increasing financial peril - through an increased share of public health communications spending.

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We are calling for an inquiry into Haringey's lagging business payments - submit your experience


Coronavirus Update (24th Apr 2020)

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Today's COVID-19 update for the 24th April contains information on:

  1. Haringey Response Update
    1. Business Grants & Support
    2. Council Tax reduction for residents on low incomes
    3. Bulky Waste Collections to recommence
    4. Citizens Advice Haringey
    5. Guidance for unpaid carers
    6. Support for Haringey's autistic children and young people
    7. Travel update
      1. Buses
      2. London Underground
      3. Walking and cycling
    8. Urgent Blood Donations needed
    9. Carer Job Opportunities
    10. Donations needed
    11. Local Food Banks in urgent need
    12. Volunteering opportunities
    13. Telephone befriending service
  2. How you can contact us
  3. National Response Update
    1. Coronavirus testing extended to essential workers
    2. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Portal now LIVE
    3. New legislation against aggressive commercial rent collection and closure
    4. Medical advice for parents
    5. Free School Meals eligibility gets temporary extension
    6. Ramadan - safety guidelines for #RamadanAtHome
    7. British Asian COVID-19 appeal video
    8. SCAMS: Staying safe
  4. Focus on Mental Health
    1. Mental Health and wellbeing support
    2. Mental Health training if you are calling vulnerable people
  5. Help us to improve these emails
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More space for walking and cycling will help us cope with COVID-19

More streets in Haringey will be turned ‘car free’ for the duration of the coronavirus crisis, if calls by opposition Lib Dem councillors in the borough are heeded.

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Forgotten businesses need urgent help from the Government

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Numerous local businesses are in danger because they are unable to access government funding and rates relief during the COVID-19 crisis warn Liberal Democrat councillors in Haringey.

Haringey Lib Dem Leader Cllr Liz Morris has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government asking that financial help is extended to businesses in shared premises and businesses whose landlords are the business rate payer, all of whom are currently excluded from accessing grants and help with business rates.

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