Luke Cawley-Harrison is the new Leader of Haringey Liberal Democrats.
Haringey should honour Sir Dadabhai Naoroji MP, generally considered to be the first Indian and non-white person elected to the House of Commons, according to opposition Lib Dem councillors.
A delay of two weeks and counting in appointing a key Cabinet position is creating a leadership vacuum at a crucial time, warn Haringey Lib Dem councillors.
After two years as Leader of the Haringey Lib Dem Council Group, and three years as the Group’s Deputy Leader before that, next month I will be stepping down as Leader of the Opposition in Haringey. I have made this decision now as family reasons have made it increasingly difficult for me to balance the additional responsibilities being Group Leader brings.
Labour councillors in Haringey have admitted they will not achieve their flagship housing goal. They had committed to delivering 1000 extra council houses by the local elections in May 2022. However, figures presented to a Cabinet meeting on the 16th June suggested it is likely they will only have managed 200 by then. The Cabinet Member responsible presented this shortfall as a result of the disruption of the construction sector by Covid-19 and downplayed signficance of the target by claiming that "all dates are arbitary".
However, this coronavirus link has been called into doubt by Liberal Democrat councillors. At the Cabinet meeting, Cllr Pippa Connor (LD – Muswell Hill) drew attention to Council papers claiming on the one hand that the lockdown would create delays of “six months or more” but also that the target would still not have been met by May 2023, a full year after the original deadline.
Our fortnightly update for the 19th June includes:
- Our Haringey Giving appeal
Haringey & London Response Update
- Parking enforcement set to resume imminently
- Haringey's Discretionary Grant Fund
- Safer Streets for walking and cycling, and supporting local businesses
- Staying safe during Black Lives Matter protests
- Haringey Council's guide for safely reopening businesses
- Shop safely, shop locally
- Help keep our streets clean during COVID-19
- A new FREE Mental Health Crisis Helpline 0300 0200 500
- Celebrating Haringey's unsung Heroes
- Local Food Banks still require urgent donations
- Volunteering opportunities for local residents
- Telephone befriending service
- How you can contact us
National Response Update
- Single adult households can now form a 'support bubble'
- Face coverings to become mandatory on public transport
- NHS Test and Trace
- NHS Test and Trace - how to report a scam
- Flexible Furloughing from 1 July
- Self-Employment Income Support Scheme - new guidance
- Help for parents
- Ban on evictions extended
- Fire safety advice for businesses
- Places of worship
- Support for the bereaved
The Metropolitan Police Service must avoid cracking down on overwhelmingly peaceful Black Lives Matter protests and address other concerns black Londoners have with policing in the capital, Liberal Democrat councillors in Haringey have told Met Commissioner Cressida Dick in an open letter.