Haringey to join Show Us You Care Too campaign

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Haringey Council last night (14th March) voted unanimously to become the first local authority in the country to give its formal support to the Show Us You Care Too campaign. The campaign is asking for ‘care experience’ to be made a protected characteristic - which would make it against the law to discriminate against those who have spent time growing up in care.

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Call for information on Fraud Allegations

A few weeks ago, it emerged that the Metropolitan Police had interviewed multiple Haringey Labour councillors, due to allegations of fraud regarding the Cranwood development in Muswell Hill. We became aware of questionable property deals going back over ten years, and demanded a wide-ranging investigation into possible corruption. Thanks to the pressure of Liberal Democrats in the council chamber, and all residents who signed our petition, the Leader of the Council was forced to agree to a corruption probe.

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Government officials to look into Haringey rulebreaking

The government has confirmed that it will look into rulebreaking from Haringey Council, who appear to be illegally spending thousands of pounds distributing a propaganda magazine around the borough. In response to a question in the House of Lords from Lynne Featherstone, the former MP for Hornsey & Wood Green, government minister Lord Greenhalgh confirmed that officials would take the matter up with Haringey’s Chief Executive as an initial step.

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Residents Reject Local CPZ Proposals

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Alexandra's Lib Dem councillors will make it clear to the council that they cannot press ahead with the scheme, following an overwhelming response from residents against the proposals.

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Police question Haringey councillors over fraud

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This week it emerged that the Metropolitan Police have interviewed multiple Labour councillors, who run Haringey, due to allegations of fraud surrounding a development at the site of the old Cranwood care home in Muswell Hill.

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Worrying Vaccine Statistics Alarm Councillors

A new report on Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics 2020-21, released by NHS Digital this week, has revealed a worrying drop-off in vaccination rates nationwide. Take-up rates have decreased by 10% - the lowest level for over a decade. Haringey is well behind both the UK and London averages.

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Lib Dems demand answers over Cranwood site

In response to a damning report from the Local Government Ombudsman, released on 19th January, Liberal Democrats have written to the council asking for a full, independent investigation. The report focused on decision-making on development proposals at Cranwood, and revealed that Haringey Council wasted millions in public money, failed to properly communicate with affected residents, and misled the Scrutiny Committee. The council has been ordered to reconsider development proposals on the Cranwood site.

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