Local Liberal Democrats have demanded that Haringey Council comes clean on extra costs, after it emerged that the most recent edition of ‘Haringey People’ may have been incorrectly delivered to thousands of homes. Reports suggest that many residents, living in Alexandra ward,received the St. Ann’s and Seven Sisters editions, rather than the normal Muswell Hill edition. Similar delivery errors were found throughout Haringey.
This new revelation puts into further doubt Haringey Council’s use of resources for communication. Last year, the council used £3million of local taxpayers’ money on communication with local residents.
Liberal Democrats have asked the council how many copies of ‘Haringey People’ have been delivered to incorrect areas and how much the error has cost Haringey Council.
Cllr Gail Engert (Muswell Hill) Area Assembly Chair, comments:
“Local residents contacted me, to say that they had not received the correct editions – it is just another example of Haringey Labour failing to get even simple things right.”
Cllr Ed Butcher, Liberal Democrat Finance Spokesperson, adds:
“This is another nail in the coffin of ‘Haringey People’. For years, local Liberal Democrats have said that this publication is not worth the paper it is written on and that Haringey Council should think of more innovative and up-to-date ways of contacting local residents.
“Now, after this latest mess, Haringey Council has to come clean on how much this will cost local taxpayers.”
Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey & Wood Green, adds:
“Haringey residents will be appalled that their money continues to be wasted in this way.”