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Consider the following: The Labour leader of Haringey Council complaining there is not enough housing in the borough for council tenants. Labour-run Haringey Council hasn’t built any new council homes for 25 years, even though there are fully-costed plans available to do just that. Somehow I don’t think the Labour councillors complaining about the shortage [...]
From one 10 minute walk last night, courtesy of the council with the worst roads in the country:
Front page of this week’s Broadway Ham & High, referring to Haringey Council:
It’s the classic three steps to bad press work: Step 1: Bad news A bad news story about Haringey Council hits the media: A man left brain damaged when he tripped in a pothole has won an estimated £1 million in damages… Homes for Haringey, a subsidiary of Haringey council, initially denied responsibility for the [...]
Now you might think this tweet from Labour’s Cabinet member for finance at Haringey Council, Joe Goldberg, makes clear that there hasn’t been a problem with the auditor over the council’s annual accounts: @richardjswilson There is no mess with the auditor Richard. Please I beg of you. Stop telling lies. You might think that, and [...]
From the Evening Standard: Haringey has spent £1.72 million on suspended staff since April 2009, including £718,000 in 2009/10, giving it the highest total spend of all London town halls. And that’s not including the pay-offs that Haringey Council has a habit of making. You can read the full story here.
A Haringey Liberal Democrats story brings the news: Just 58% of children in Haringey go to a good or outstanding primary school compared to 92% in Camden, 91% in Barnet and 89% in Islington.The figures are laid out in a report by Ofsted that compared schools across the country and show Haringey is third worst council [...]
"One officer, a senior member of the council’s finance unit, has been suspended following allegations of “misuse of resources”. They were suspended at roughly the same time as problems were discovered with last year’s accounts."
Having a vision for an important public service is a good thing, whether you are the sort of person who laps up visions for breakfast or the sort of person who hankers for a golden pre-jargon age when vision meant something to do with your eyes. Either way, knowing what you actually are trying to [...]
#Haringey popping up in @privateeyenews Rotten Boroughs again – this time it’s the road resurfacing farce in #Highgate twitter.com/PaulHead83/sta… — Paul Head (@PaulHead83) November 1, 2012 (For more on the background to this story, see Highgate anger as Labour council paints lines – then resurfaces street, days later! In checking that link I also came [...]