Press Cuttings

Aug 222017
Social Housing not social cleansing: Demonstrate!

Time to get protesting. Stophdv call demonstration against privatisation of our homes. Saturday 23 September 2017 12.00 noon. Assemble Tottenham Green, (nearest tube Seven Sisters).

Ham&High – Legal action threatened

 Posted by on 25th July 2017
Jul 252017
Ham&High - Legal action threatened

“…campaigner Phil Jackson claimed councillors dismissed in minutes an independent report urging them to reject the plan. He said: “If there’s anything which symbolises what is wrong with this process it is the absolute contempt for the people affected. “We have to be honest. We have a problem with democracy in Haringey. Things get driven Read More…

Jun 152017

Lend Lease, the company proposed to be the private sector partner in the HDV, have twice been stopped in Australia from using  flammable cladding, similar to the type that has been suggested to be responsible in the tragic fire yesterday in Grenfell Tower. Whilst they were stopped in Australia, this was due to the stronger Read More…

May 212017
Fraud report on Lend Lease, the company poised to set up HDV

Report from The Weekend Australian 2012 reveals some of the history of the company currently negotiating with Haringey to set up the HDV.  Fraud and bad employment practice seem to have been rife.  Who could trust this company with huge public assets?   Lend Lease admits US fraud, faces $US56m payout LEND Lease, one of Read More…

May 042017
Guardian Reports Drop in Property Prices

London estate agents have begun to offer free cars worth £18,000, stamp duty subsidies of £150,000, plus free iPads and Sonos sound systems to kickstart sales in the capital’s increasingly moribund property market. The once super-hot central London market has turned into a “burnt-out core” according to buying agents Garrington Property Finders, prompting developers to offer ever greater incentives to lure buyers. At one development in Muswell Hill, a relatively affluent part of north London, sales agents said this week they would be giving away a Renault Zoe electric car (RRP £18,045) to every house buyer. They would also pay stamp duty on the £1.99m homes, at £153,000.

Apr 282017
Ten Councillors face disciplinary Local Goverment Chronicle Report

28 April, 2017 By Mark Smulian Labour councillors in Haringey LBC have been warned they may face disciplinary action if they use the call-in procedure in the cabinet and scrutiny governance model. The unusual move follows controversy over the council’s decision to pursue a deal under which ownership of council land and buildings worth £2bn Read More…

Apr 142017
‘Outdated’ report fuels redevelopment row

Opponents says an FoI response exposes the extent of social housing loss under estate demolition plans in Haringey. Campaigners claim an FoI response exposes the ‘devastating impact’ on existing social housing posed by a major London development scheme.

Apr 132017
Crowdfunding drive to bankroll HDV High Court challenge

A crowdfunding drive launched by Alexandra Park resident Gordon Peters, who also chairs the Older People’s Reference Group for Haringey, brands the deal “highly risky” and calls on supporters to “stop this now while there is still time”.