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Haringey suffers £17 million in cuts during first 100 days of new government

August 18, 2010

Haringey has lost nearly £17,000,000 in previously allocated government grants since the new coalition government came into power. Young people will be hit hard by the latest wave of cuts as free swimming lessons for children are scrapped, free school meals, and youth centre programmes are also likely to go. For more information please see: http://bit.ly/dkqGVk http://bit.ly/arxwAR

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Haringey Council memo on budget restrictions

July 27, 2010

Financial Restrictions regarding 2010/11 Budget – READ IMMEDIATELY   This message was sent with High importance. Sent: 23 July 2010   To: Managers Circulation Cc: CEMB Access; Labour Councillors; Conservative Councillor; Lib Dem Councillors; Independent Councillor   Colleagues,   I write to advise you that our monthly budget monitoring is predicting a significant in-year overspend. […]

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Public Services – the fightback starts here

July 27, 2010

It’s what’s called a “grower”.  The third, and by far the largest, meeting of Haringey Alliance for Public Services saw the alliance move out of first gear, with the tiny Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green playing host to about 30 assorted trade unionists, community activists and concerned local residents. People swapped stories of cuts […]

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BP – Guilty of Climate Crimes!

BP Protest in Tottenham Hale

July 6, 2010

HSG organised a protest against giant corporation BP on Saturday 26 June outside Tottenham Hale BP Garage as part of Haringey Sustainability Month. The aim was to draw attention to the many climate crimes BP is responsible for, all in the name of profit, show solidarity with workers exploited by the corporation and encourage people […]

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Wards Corner legal victory

July 5, 2010

Equality considerations were unlawfully ignored in approval of multi million pound development Campaigners fighting to prevent demolition of businesses and homes on the Wards Corner site over Seven Sisters tube station were today celebrating victory in an important Judicial Review test case. The Court of Appeal handed down a ruling that Haringey Council had acted […]

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Spurs Ground Development An Own Goal for Tottenham?

June 21, 2010

The Spurs Ground Development is not just about a new stadium. It also involves the building of new housing, a supermarket, luxury hotel and more. It’s happening on our doorstep and will affect our lives:– who will our new neighbours?– for anyone living in temporary accommodation, maybe you’re hoping to move into one of the flats one […]

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HSG anti-election roadshow

HSG stall

May 29, 2010

We spent the month before the general election enthusiastically distributing the latest “anti-election” issue of our newsletter. With street stalls every weekend, tube station distributions and door-to-door delivery, we handed out all 5,000 copies of the Totally Indypendent in just over four weeks. In fact we had so much fun that we completely forgot to […]

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Ten votes in a lifetime – Call that democracy?

MP expenses cheats

April 11, 2010

The coming election is supposed to be our big opportunity to “exercise our democratic freedom” by voting for the next government.  But general elections only happen about every five years. So if we live until we’re 70 years old, we’ll only get to “exercise our democratic freedom” about ten times in a lifetime. When we […]

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