The ongoing fight against Haringey Council’s extortionate digital aerial costs that have been imposed on leaseholders continued this week as local Liberal Democrats launched their online petition.
Charges to install the Integrated Receiving System (IRS) have exceeded £1000 despite many local leaseholders saying they neither want nor need the new service.
The petition demands that Haringey Council reduces costs (neighbouring Islington Council established leaseholder digital access for only £75 per leaseholder) and to give leaseholders the ability to ‘opt out’ if they do not wish to have the aerials installed.
Local residents and leaseholders can sign the petition by visiting http://campaigns.libdems.org.uk/aerialscampaign
Lynne Featherstone MP comments:
“Local leaseholders have had a rough deal from Haringey Council and continue to be ignored. It is time that we all came together to show how much opposition there is to this scheme – £1,000 to watch TV is ridiculous and leaseholders must get the chance to opt-out if they want to.
“I hope local leaseholders and residents will sign the petition so that we can show that the extortionate prices for aerials, that many do not want or need, will be fought all the way.”
Cllr Matt Davies, Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson, adds:
“We will continue to listen to the concerns of local leaseholders and press any way we can to ensure they get a better deal.”