Thought I might list in one what is already known:
Cutting in training social workers for adults and children
Reduction of the planning department to “one of the smallest in London”
Council’s neighborhood management service scrapped
Walk-in customer services centre at Hornsey’s (CE) closed
No libraries are proposed for closure, but the books and staffing budget will be slashed by £200,000
Old folks’ homes and day centres reviewed with closures
Redundancies among parks and leisure staff will trigger a 50 per cent drop in maintenance regimes, leading to a “significant deterioration in the quality of open space”
conservation teams and enforcement officers that maintain the borough’s many woods and parks radically reduced
Outsourcing management of its leisure and sports centres
Households in controlled parking zones will be expected to pay up to £150 per year to park a single car outside their homes
Crouch End, Green Lanes and Muswell Hill, will have its pay and display parking tickets more than doubled from £1.40 to £3 per hour.
More than 1,000 council jobs - or 20 per cent of the council’s workforce – are at risk
Have also heard that SG School before/after school club is at risk. It is run by the council and they are probably not going to fund it. It possibly may be taken over by the YMCA.
From various sources. Think 7th Feb or there abouts is the big day everything is announced
Personally I won't miss the loss of the Crouch End customer centre. The most hopeless and inefficient service I've ever come across. Whenever I've been there, there have been more staff than customers but because of their multiple queue system you still wait 20 minutes to see anyone. I avoid it now and go to Wood Green.
I know the parking charges have caused a lot of comment on this site, but if I had to make the sorts of cuts the council has to, I think I'd be looking at parking charges as a preferable thing to go at than closing libraries or playgroups.
North Library is good, we've discussed it here before. No idea about the music collection though, sorry. Central Library down near Highbury Corner is also good and open Sundays.
Gosh, didn't post it for that reason. We all repeat ourselves on here I'm sure - I'm probably the worst culprit!
Checksi, I'm with you on Hornsey Library, it's excellent and the 'reserve stock' section is a real hidden gem. And they open on Sundays making it easier for people who work during the week to get there. If any cuts are suggested there I'll be on the frontline of any protest.
North Library in Islington is also good although unfortunately it seems a bit souless after its recent makeover. Definitely not worth a visit there if you're primarily interested in music as that section is tiny.
@checkski - just to clarify, my comments weren't about libraries at all, but the council customer service centres.
Of course if anyone remembers where the site Arthur Simpson is was once a sweet shop and was the site of the local Doodle bug missile attack during WW2. This was an interesting thread that some of the new comers might appreciate
Noticed that last nights Evening Standard picked up the effect of the comming cuts.
You may find this interesting
move the slide bar to your salary level and push the button
Haringey cabinet meeting live webcast here :
I think it will be available in the archive later as well.
I've fixed your link, you'll get yawned at otherwise.
You just need to put < > either side of something that you want to make into a link, and ensure that you have the markdown option selected below.
Thanks miss annie, I've edited now.
Seems like on Cameron’s Big Society push day redundancy notices have been handed out at SG School after school club. That is several people out of a very worthwhile job and approx 40 kids left with no club.
Nice one Mr Clegg and Cameron !
Anyone one here big enough in society to take it on ?
meant to say it is/was run by the Council not the school
Haringey have still found the money to renew the painting of the CPZ lines and yellow lines.
This annoys me more than anything.
The council is very annoying - easy to cut an after school club and blame the government.
They could stop sending out their propaganda vehicle of a magazine for a start. Anything else they could cut easily? Like the hordes of people in the complaints department maybe?
Line painting is this years budget the cuts are in next’s years budget ie Post March.
I noticed that they seem to have found the bicycles at the gated end of Marquis Road too difficult to repaint although they did do a Doctor Only parking which must have been a little difficult
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