A Community Network for Bowes Park and Bounds Green
Thanks Richard. Interesting article, although the below the line comments were pretty toxic!
Do you know when the new candidates who have been selected will be announced?
Sure, it's end game rather than the start of a campaign, I understand that, although I'm sympathetic to those who regret the loss of their councillors thanks to 'Trot entryists' ;-). Thanks for the information, I'm an Enfield resident by just a few yards but very much interested in how this situation plays out (recalling Barnet's outsourcing strategy). It reminded me of the BBC documentary 'The Estate We're In' which I watched again over the weekend...in case anyone's interested
In an underperforming economy where does the investment come from for new and upgraded (social) housing stock in the absence of a partnership with the private sector (without increasing the £1.3trn national debt pile). Fixing that involves fixing the economy and no radical change to housing can occur without affecting communities. It's the disingenuous nature of the deal offered to people that matters as I think the film shows. However interestingly on balance some residents in the film come to accept the shared ownership model and most accept you 'can't beat the system' and get on with it. Do Haringey residents have a preferred alternative private sector partner?
Information on Lend Lease from Taxpayers Against Poverty (on Facebook), the Tottenham-based campaign started by Rev Paul Nicholson, about a letter from Haringey Council (sorry, it won't de-bold):
The Haringey planning sub-committee approved the plans for redevelopment of Horsney Town Hall yesterday. The developer is the 'Far East Consortium' (FEC), a company registered in the Cayman Islands.
Some more voices to add to the debate -
Further evidence of the deliberate and managed decline of social provision in Haringey
...or simply cut it.
I understand that the new labour councillor candidates are:
James Chiriyankandath, Yvonne Say and Pat Berryman. Would be grateful if anyone could confirm this. I understand Pat is currently a councillor in Fortis Green and lives there. Have to say this makes me a bit worried that he doesn't have any local presence or stake in the area.
I can confirm the above.
The candidates chosen by us last week went through a thorough selection process which included local priorities. Each one brings a "dowry" of experience and skills which are very welcome. Only one of the three soon to be ex councillors currently lives in the ward but that was not a problem when they were selected at the last round of local elections. As far as we were concerned they had many other things going for them. And we were right, weren't we, judging by the support they have had in the last week or so. They turned out to be hardworking councillors who became involved with the life of the ward.
The following planning applications are available on Haringey's website for comment:
HGY/2017/3573 and HGY/2017/3574; Broadway Annexe Hornsey Town Hall
Proposed refurbishment of interior and exterior of Broadway Annexe building and incorporation of temporary marketing suite (use class sui generis) until June 2018.
Listed building consent for proposed refurbishment of interior and exterior of Broadway Annexe building and incorporation of temporary marketing suite (use class sui generis) until June 2018.
Consultation period ends 12th January 2018. The agent for the applications is Crouch End (FEC) Ltd.
Details available at http://www.planningservices.haringey.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet