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
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
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.
Jason, Natan and Lourdes have been out talking to residents for over a year now. One thing that has come up is that family budgets are being squeezed. The monthly pay packet isn’t going as far as it once did. That’s why as one of our key manifesto pledges in Crouch End and Haringey, Labour is freezing council tax for another four years.
Jason Arthur and Natan Doron campaigning in Crouch End, July 2013
There are five days to go until the local elections. We’ll be unveiling more about our positive vision for Crouch End and Haringey in the coming days. So stay tuned and look out for Jason, Natan and Lourdes campaigning in Crouch End this weekend.
Haringey Labour will freeze council tax for another four years
Your Crouch End Labour candidates are Jason Arthur, Natan Doron and Lourdes Keever
Ed Miliband has pledged that a Labour government will take action to make the private rented sector more affordable and secure. We know this matters to the people of Crouch End. You need only walk down Park Road or Ferme Park Road and see the endless to let signs as more homes become unaffordable for people living in Crouch End.
In 2001 31% of people living in Crouch End were living in home rented from private landlords. By 2011 this figure had gone up to 37.3%. The private rented sector in London has become more and more expensive during a period in which real wages are stagnating. This is just one part of what Ed Miliband calls the cost of living crisis.
The cost of renting in London has shot up at a time when wage growth is stagnating
Labour’s plans include banning letting agents from charging tenants any fees, bringing in three year tenancies as the standard in the private rented sector and guaranteeing predictable rents to limit excessive rises to stop tenants being ripped off.
One of the reasons that renting is becoming increasingly unaffordable is because not enough homes are built in England. That’s why Haringey Labour’s manifesto is pledging to building 1,000 new affordable homes including 250 council homes. But that’s not all. Haringey Labour’s positive vision for the borough includes improving existing council homes despite huge Lib Dem and Conservative central government cuts to the council budget. Haringey Labour also intends to do more to support tenants who suffer under rogue landlords by setting up a landlords’ register. Finally Haringey Labour will make sure that new housing schemes provide jobs and apprenticeships for local people.
Haringey Labour will build 1,000 new affordable homes in the borough if elected
This is all part of Haringey Labour’s vision to ease the cost of living and improve life in this borough. We can make a positive difference to the people of Crouch End with our plans for the local council and Labour’s plans for national government.