Blog Posts - Haringey



Alert sounded on return of Pinkham Way waste plant proposal

The Pinkham Way Alliance LINK  have circulated an alert on the return of plans to relocate Barnet's 6 acre Cricklewood Waste Transfer Station (WTS) to the Pinkham Way site, working again with the North London Waste Authority (NWLA).The Alliance...
by wembleymatters on Jun 27, 2015

Christine Gilbert's Adventures in Haringey

In addition to her main job with Brent Council, Christine Gilbert also runs her own company, Christine Gilbert Associates which is still listed as 'active' although the company website is currently unavailable. In August 2013 the company had a networ...
by wembleymatters on Nov 26, 2014

Rotten Boroughs features Brent Council's HR & CMT Scandal

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by wembleymatters on Oct 30, 2014

Liberal Democrat Collapse across London

On thursday I went out to door knock for Haringey's newest Labour councillor, who won the Wood Green by election handsomely.  It follows an Ashcroft poll suggesting that Catherine West is making deep inroads in the Liberal Democrat vote in Horns...
by James Powney's Blog on Oct 4, 2014

Haringey Lib Dems in Meltdown

As reported by the local newspaper the Ham and High almost two thirds (12 out of 21) of the Lib Dem councillors on Haringey Council are stepping down at the London council elections in May.The departing councillors rather skirt around the reason...
by Haringey Green Party on Feb 24, 2014

Statement on Local Authority Cuts

The Green party of England and Wales fought the 2010 general election in opposition to the savage public service cuts supported by the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties. The Green party offered a different approach to reducing the cou...
by Haringey Green Party on Feb 11, 2014

This perverse Mark Duggan verdict will ruin our relations with the police

After hearing the verdict in the Mark Duggan inquest I went with his family and friends to a local church in Tottenham where we tried to share a private moment before facing the media. A range of emotions was on display, but it is fair to say that st...
by Haringey Green Party on Jan 10, 2014

Sharon Shoesmith was unfairly dismissed – so she deserves a payout

The precipitous sacking of Haringey's former children's services chief over Baby P silenced debate over what went wrong. £600k is the price for that silenceDescribe a successful outcome for a social services department trying to protect a child. I c...
by Haringey Green Party on Oct 29, 2013

Future Harlesden Town Centre Waste Management

It is too soon to see whether the trial waste enforcement I blogged on earlier will have long term effects.  I think that, if it does, it will be through the greater use of trade waste contracts.  If it were possible to sustain the drop in...
by James Powney's Blog on Oct 8, 2013

Migrant Political Activists Support Reverend Paul Nicolson's Anti-Benefit Cuts Stance in Haringey

 On Thursday 1 August I operated as Secretary of the non-party-political Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group that benefits Brent & Camden & Beyond, as we say in the KUWG. On Friday I was in Haringey Green Party branding, supporting council...
by Haringey Green Party on Aug 4, 2013

Christine Gilbert confirmed as Brent Interim Chief Executive for another year

Brent Council last night approved the extension of Christine Gilbert's appointment as Interim Chief Executive until after the elections in May 2014.  See my previous story LINKThe move was opposed by Paul Lorber, leader of the Liberal Democrat o...
by wembleymatters on Jun 25, 2013

Gilbert to hang on to Brent Chief Executive job despite second job in Haringey

 The next full meeting of Brent Council is to consider a recommendation that Chief Executive, Christine Gilbert, retain her position as interim Brent Council Chief Executive. Gilbert, whose salary arrangements have already been a source  of...
by wembleymatters on Jun 15, 2013

Benefits cap leads to eviction notices in Haringey trial area

Tenants participating in a trial of the government's controversial benefit cap are being sent eviction letters because the welfare changes mean they "may not be able to afford the rent" and they may have to leave their homes within 14 days, according...
by Haringey Green Party on May 3, 2013

Benefits Cap - New Figures Revealed

The press over the weekend have revealed that more than a quarter of families set to be hit by the benefits cap have found jobs or reduced their claims. It was estimated last year the £26,000 a-year limit would affect 56,000 families. But offic...

Remembering Bernie Grant on the day Thatcher died by Patrick Vernon

Apart from the death of Margaret Thatcher, today also marks the 13th anniversary of the death of Bernie Grant one of her greatest enemies. In this guest blog first published on The Voice website, potential Labour candidate for Brent Central, Patrick...
by wembleymatters on Apr 8, 2013

1,000 Mothers March for Justice next Saturday

From Taxpayers Against Poverty - your support will be welcomed At 11am on Saturday April 13th, 2013, London Mothers and their supporting friends and family will march for justice in opposition to the economic hardship being forced upon them by the...
by wembleymatters on Apr 6, 2013

Zoned Collections in Harlesden?

I bumped into two members of the Harlesden Town Team on Saturday, and mentioned a trip I made recently to Green Lanes in Haringey.  Over there they have a time limited collection twice a day.  In other words, you put waste out between 7.30a...
by James Powney's Blog on Jan 21, 2013

Haringey at the end of the welfare state

You may have seen the Guardian’s two-pager on poverty and homelessness on 19 Nov. The New Economics Foundation’s (NEF) report ; Everyday Austerity; life at the end of the welfare state looks at the impact of the ConDems’ myriad benefit cuts in...
by Haringey Green Party on Nov 27, 2012

Haringey Council Tax Benefit Reductions to Cause Increase in Poverty

A local activist writes an open letter to Haringey council opposing their proposed reductions to Council Tax Benefit:I am a resident of Tottenham, living at 93 Campbell Road, N17 0BF; I pay the full rate of Council Tax (CT) for this property. I am re...
by Haringey Green Party on Nov 1, 2012

Brent Council Mortuary

This morning I am going up to look at Brent Council's mortuary service at Northwick Park Hospital.  This is a shared service with Haringey, and we are looking at developing our co-operation with other London Boroughs.  It is one of those ne...
by James Powney's Blog on Oct 4, 2012


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