When we were elected in Crouch End it was as the first Labour councillors in the ward since 2002. And in the two years since our election we’ve seen: Hornsey Town Hall open again with progress made towards finding a … Continue reading
“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
“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
“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
“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.
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, 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.
- Drive faster progress on the development of Hornsey Town Hall, ensuring that residents are consulted on how it can best serve our community
- 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
- Actively support fantastic local community groups and events such as Crouch End Open Studios and the Crouch End Festival
- Deliver improvements to roads and pavements across the ward to ensure that pedestrians and cyclists can travel safely
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are difficult times across the country and for many in our community. The cost of living is rising and huge spending cuts to local authority budgets and other public services are making life harder for everyone.
As your local Labour team we believe passionately that politics can still make a difference. But we’ll only ever be as good as the information and views that we receive from the people we want to represent.
That’s why Labour is listening. As your candidates for the council in Crouch End and parliament in Hornsey & Wood Green we’re keen to hear from you.
On Monday 20 January we’ll be hosting an event at the Earl Haig Hall from 7.30pm. We would love you to come and tell us how you would like to help us create a better, fairer Crouch End and Britain. We want to create a space for neighbours to tell us what they think matters and what change they’d like to see.
What are you priorities, hopes and fears for our community and our country? Come and talk to us!
Details of the event: Monday 20th January 7.30pm @ the Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue N8
If you can’t make it get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org / @crouchendlabour .
Together we can build a fairer Crouch End. We hope to see you there!
Catherine West – your Labour candidate for parliament (election May 2015)
Jason Arthur, Natan Doron & Lourdes Keever – your Labour candidates for Haringey Council (election May 2014)
Welcome to the Crouch End Labour blog. This is a space where our three candidates Jason, Lourdes and Natan can keep you up to date with their campaign. It will also hopefully be a place where you can get in touch with your local Labour team and tell them what more they can do to stand up for people in Crouch End.
The message is simple: Labour is listening and working hard to represent the people of Crouch End.