Local News

Mike Burgess for Noel Park

NOEL PARK DESERVES BETTERThere is a Haringey Council by-election in Noel Park, on 17th September. This is your opportunity to vote for real change, not more of the same. Elect Mike Burgess, Conservative candidate and local resident, who will bring integrity, commitment and an independent mind. He has had the privilege of serving our country; now let him serve you. 

Robert Broadhurst for Woodside!

Robert Broadhurst has been selected as the Conservative Party Candidate for the Woodside by-election to be held on the 17th September 2015. Time after time Labour councillors are selected in this ward and year after year nothing changes - Robert will stand up to Haringey Council, in an effort to improve the living conditions in the neigborhood and provide a voice for the people of Woodside.

Our cash pledge for safety of Highgate school children

Highgate Conservatives are putting their money where their mouth is, announced May’s election hopeful Kay Carter. “The Highgate candidates — Antony Denyer, Celia Surtees and I — have together pledged £1,000 towards the cost of providing a safe crossing near Highgate Primary School.”  Parents of children who attend the school, in Storey Road, have raised the alarm about the dangers for pupils who have to cross the road at the junction between North Hill, Church Road and View Road, where there is no “green man” phase on the traffic lights. 

Residents are ignored over High Street plans

Despite Highgate residents being overwhelmingly against the new development being pushed through for 69 High Street, the planning inspectorate has weighed in to overrule Camden Council’s decision to refuse consent. Planning permission has been granted for developers to demolish the existing structure and replace it with a brutal modernist four-storey building. Camden Council, Highgate Society and local residents’ concerns have all been ignored by the planning inspectorate.Conservative council candidate Antony Denyer, who lives locally, says: “This development will significantly alter the character and ‘village’ feel of Highgate. It sets a dangerous precedent for other inappropriate developments in the area.”Camden Council has buckled to pressure and decided not challenge the decision, leaving the floodgates open for further redevelopment in Highgate to be bulldozed through without respect for the area’s history and conservation status. Meanwhile, uncertainty still hangs over the future of Highgate Bowl and the Magistrates Court on Bishops Road. There needs to be joined-up thinking between Camden and Haringey over planning in the heart of the village — otherwise planning approvals on one side of the High Street will set a precedent for the other. Further information can be found at:http://goo.gl/YGcNOS (Highgate Society)http://goo.gl/Zwrz86 (Planning Application

Celia Surtees: Highgate Conservative candidate

Highgate’s sense of community and peacefulness is unmatched across London. Celia is standing for Haringey council because she wants to champion Highgate and thinks it is very unfair that the council seems never to consider the needs of Highgate residents, who frequently feel ignored.Celia says: “Highgate is a beautiful part of London with a unique character and I am passionate about protecting and championing this.

Meet Kay Carter

Kay has lived in Haringey for 10 years and is passionate about serving her community, particularly its most vulnerable members. She is part of the team that runs a local charity for people with learning disabilities, which serves this part of the borough by offering a mixed-ability youth club and drop-in for parents of children with additional needs.

Best boroughs are lowering council tax – why not ours?

With the current spell of bad weather pushing up the cost of fuel bills, we know that lots of people are feeling the pressure financially. That is why Conservative councils are working hard to reduce the tax burden for households in their areas. Last month Hammersmith and Fulham’s Conservative council proposed yet another 3 percent cut to the council-tax bills of its residents. Once approved, it will be the seventh reduction in eight years saving residents £850 a year when compared with the average council-tax increase during that period.

Give us back our safety railings

During the summer, Transport for London (TfL) has removed all the railings around the killer junction between the A1, Southwood Lane and Muswell Hill Road. However, a number of local residents are concerned because the previous barriers directed pedestrians to the few safe crossing points at this dangerous junction.

Haringey fails yet more local residents

Just a few weeks after Highgate Conservatives highlighted the plight of tenants on the Gaskell Road and Hillcrest council estates, another instance of serious neglect has come to light. Local authority tenants in Highgate’s Tudor Close estate are living in flats in a state of disrepair because Homes for Haringey is failing in its responsibility to maintain their properties.