Haringey Council needs to be more open about how it spends taxpayers' money says Dawn Barnes, councillor and Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green.
The call comes after a recent investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that Haringey Council has been removing key information from documents designed by law to give public transparency about how taxpayers' money is spent. When the journalists used the law to request a copy of a contract with a property developer, the council blanked out entire pages.
Haringey Council has been forced to admit that Labour’s decision to charge residents to dispose of Green Waste is failing to raise the money they had anticipated.
A report presented at a meeting of the Council’s September Cabinet, showed that the revenue from Green Waste charges has fallen £200,000 short of the levels projected prompting fresh calls from Liberal Democrats for the charge to be scrapped.
A 30% jump in domestic violence-related homicides shows parliament must be allowed to legislate to protect victims argues Tammy Palmer, Haringey councillor and Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate for Tottenham.
Dawn Barnes (centre) and Tammy Palmer (2nd from left - Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Tottenham) protesting against the Government's Brexit policy
Dawn Barnes, Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Hornsey & Wood Green, will campaign for an immediate end to Brexit. She has thrown her support behind Jo Swinson’s announcement that a Lib Dem majority government would revoke Article 50.
Dawn Barnes argues that revocation is the fastest way to provide stability to those facing an uncertain future if Britain leaves the European Union.
The rat infestation on Barrington Road and Ramsey Court is a threat to public health, local Liberal Democrat councillor Julia Ogiehor has warned. Following a visit to the site, she has accused Haringey Council of being negligently slow in responding to the problem. She is now demanding that the authority take decisive action to rid the road of rats.
Cllr Liz Morris with members of Highgate's local police team
CCTV cameras will soon begin appearing in Highgate for the first time. It is currently the only ward in Haringey without any cameras operated by the Council. However, a campaign by the ward’s Liberal Democrat councillors has forced the Council to relent. One of its representatives recently wrote to Cllr Liz Morris to confirm that they would begin installing a batch of new cameras from the beginning of next year and intend to sight a number in Highgate.