RESIDENTS and businesses are asked for their views on future council spending priorities as Haringey wrestles with a 40 per cent cut in Government funding. Over the next four weeks the public are being asked what areas of council spend matter to them the most.
Since 2010 Haringey Council has saved around £160 million after a Government cut its budget, in real terms, of 40%. We now employ 45% fewer staff, have 12 fewer buildings and share IT services with Camden and Islington councils. Yet with demand rising for services is areas like adult social care and emergency housing further savings are required.
Cllr Jason Arthur, Cabinet Member for Finance and Health, said: “The government cut in funding, coupled with more people needing helping in complex areas like social care and emergency housing, is placing huge pressure on our budget. This means that we are facing incredibly tough decisions about how we spend taxpayers money. I want to hear what residents and businesses think.”
Residents and businesses can have their say about Haringey’s budget from Monday October 24th through to Sunday November 20th 2016 by:
• Going online and complete a questionnaire at www.haringey.gov.uk/budget
• Popping down to any one of Haringey’s nine libraries and complete a budget questionnaire
• Talking to us at one of the public events below:
Monday 24th October, 1pm to 4pm. St James Square, Muswell Hill Broadway
Tuesday 1st November, 3pm to 6:30pm Town Hall Square, The Broadway, Crouch End
Wednesday 9th November, 1pm to 4pm Marcus Garvey Library, Philip Lane, Tottenham
Saturday 12th November, 11am – 2pm The Mall, Wood Green
Tuesday 15th November, 4pm to 7pm Hornsey Library – Haringey Park
Thursday 17th November 1pm to 4pmTottenham Outside Costa Coffee, High Road, junction with West Green Road, Tottenham