Refugee Housing Appeal in Haringey

As a borough, Haringey is taking the lead in London on the refugee crisis. At the moment, Haringey is currently supporting 46 unaccompanied asylum seeking children. These include 3 children from Calais who arrived earlier in the month under the ‘Dubs Amendment’. On 15th November, Haringey’s Cabinet announced a plan to resettle a further 10 Syrian refugee families into the borough.

However, government support for accommodating Syrian refugees is limited to Local Housing Allowance. That’s why the Council is looking for Haringey residents who are able to help out and accept a rate which is likely to be less than they would get from renting their property privately.

If you, or any other Crouch Enders you know, have an empty property and are able and willing to house a Syrian refugee family at Local Housing Allowance rates, please do let the Council know. It has been horrifying to see the unfolding tragedy in Syria, so anything we can do to help would be great. You can email landlords@haringey.gov.uk or call 020 8489 4527.

You can read a bit about the efforts of Haringey and other London councils to welcome refugees and the challenges they face here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/davehillblog/2016/nov/16/haringey-to-welcome-syrian-refugees-as-london-struggles-to-take-its-share 

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Jason, Natan and Sarah are your hardworking local Labour Cllrs.

Since we were elected in 2014 we’ve seen:

  1. Hornsey Town Hall open again with progress made towards finding a sustainable future for the building
  2. £8million invested in Park Road leisure centre including the protection of the much-loved diving board
  3. Over £14,000 invested in community groups in Crouch End to provide services for the disabled, protection of green spaces and to support art and culture including the Crouch End Festival
  4. Over £1million for roads and pavements with 56 roads designated as 20mph and almost 150 new street lights
  5. Waiting times for Homes for Haringey repairs reduced from 23 to 12 days in Crouch End

Find out more by clicking here.

This record was a major reason why former leader of the Haringey Lib Dems Sarah Elliott has joined the Labour Party. This means we now have three Labour Cllrs in Crouch End. You can read Sarah’s statement about joining Labour here.

Public meeting on crime & safety in Crouch End

Working with Martin we’ve decided to call a public meeting to update residents on crime and safety in Crouch End, providing local people a chance to raise concerns and for the police to tell us how we can help fight crime.

So please come along on 26th October 2016 at 7pm. The meeting will be held in the old council chamber in Hornsey Town Hall.
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Why your neighbours in Crouch End are backing Jason, Natan and Lourdes

Melanie and Kasha, Indish, Crouch End

Melanie and Kasha, Indish, Crouch End

“We’ve been running Indish in Crouch End for 18 years and are very proud to be part of the community. Local businesses, especially the independents, are important for this community to continue to stay vibrant, and to this end we give our support to Jason, Natan and Lourdes to make sure Crouch End carries on being the exciting cultural hub of this borough” Melanie and Kasha, Indish, Crouch End

Linda Grant, novelist, journalist, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Crouch End resident

Linda Grant, novelist, journalist, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Crouch End resident

“Jason Arthur, Natan Doron and Lourdes Keever represent the best of Crouch End, its vitality and diversity, creativity and passion for social justice. They will make superb councillors committed to representing the best interests of our community on Haringey council.” Linda Grant, novelist, journalist, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction, Crouch End resident

Tad MacDonald, Musician, Crouch End resident for 26 years

Tad MacDonald, Musician, Crouch End resident for 26 years

“I recently ran the London Marathon raising money and support for Shelter, because I care about helping those less fortunate than myself. Crouch End needs politicians who feel the same. That’s why I’m supporting Jason, Natan and Lourdes to make Crouch End Labour again.” Tad MacDonald, Musician, Crouch End resident for 26 years

Doreen Jones, retired, Crouch End resident for 48 years

Doreen Jones, retired, Crouch End resident for 48 years

“I’ve lived in Crouch End for almost 50 years. I know that Jason, Natan and Lourdes are hardworking local people and I think they would make excellent councillors for Crouch End.” Doreen Jones, retired, Crouch End resident for 48 years

These are just four of the many people in Crouch End who are getting behind Jason, Natan and Lourdes’ positive vision for Crouch End. You can join them by using all three of your votes in the council elections for Labour tomorrow.

A positive vision for Crouch End

This election is about people in Crouch End and their hopes for the area. Over the last year Jason Arthur, Natan Doron and Lourdes Keever have been listening closely to residents to understand the issues they care about. Jason, Natan and Lourdes are incredibly passionate about Crouch End and would be honoured to serve as local councillors.

Jason, Lourdes and Natan pledge to work hard for Crouch End

Jason, Lourdes and Natan pledge to work hard for Crouch End

Jason, Natan and Lourdes been out in every season listening to residents – and they will continue to do so as Crouch End councillors. They believe that only by working together with residents can they continue to make Crouch End one of the best places to live in North London.

By electing Jason, Natan and Lourdes Crouch End residents will have three councillors who will work tirelessly to ensure that their views are at the heart of the Council’s decisions. They pledge to work with residents to deliver a positive vision for Crouch End that strengthens the community.

Our pledges

  1. Drive faster progress on the development of Hornsey Town Hall, ensuring that residents are consulted on how it can best serve our community
  2. Work with the Council and Fusion to deliver improvements to Park Road Leisure Centre and do everything we can to keep the diving board in Crouch End
  3. Actively support fantastic local community groups and events such as Crouch End Open Studios and the Crouch End Festival
  4. Deliver improvements to roads and pavements across the ward to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists can travel safely
  5. Work with Homes for Haringey to ensure that repairs to homes happen faster

The people of Crouch End deserve a strong voice at the decision-making table on Haringey Council.

Our local team campaigning in Crouch End with Douglas Alexander MP

Our local team campaigning in Crouch End with Douglas Alexander MP

Improving roads & pavements in Crouch End

Jason, Natan and Lourdes have been listening closely to residents to understand the issues that people in Crouch End care about. As a team Labour wants to work with people in Crouch End to build an even stronger community.

Jason & Lourdes campaigning with long time member Duncan in Crouch End

Jason & Lourdes campaigning with long time member Duncan in Crouch End

One of the things that has come up on the doorstep is residents wanting more money invested in roads and pavements. We know that improving the quality of our streets through resurfacing, pavement and safety improvements and pothole repairs improves the quality of life for all residents– particularly children, disabled and older people.

Haringey Labour will spend £25 million improving roads & pavements in the borough

Haringey Labour will spend £25 million improving roads & pavements in the borough

We also know from talking to residents in Crouch End how important cycling is. That’s why we’re proud to support the Space for Cycling campaign. We’re also proud that the Haringey Labour manifesto commits to using part of the £25 million we’ve pledged to improve roads in the borough to invest in cycle and pedestrian routes to make Haringey more accessible and safer for those who travel by foot or bike. Our aim is to be the safest borough for cyclists and pedestrians.