MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Lib Dem councillors are fuming after Haringey Council claimed that the consultation for the controversial skate park in Priory Park had produced results that were ‘accurately reflected in the conclusions’.
The comments come in response to a letter by Muswell Hill ward councillors raising their concerns over the consultation after they received numerous letters from residents living around the park who are dismayed at the lack of consultation.
The skate park has been met with a great deal of opposition from local residents since the plans were proposed. Lib Dems supported a new skate park in the west of the borough as long as there was full consultation with residents. However this did not happen.
Muswell Hill and Lib Dem councillor Gail Engert says Haringey Council must accept they have made fundamental mistakes over this consultation and address them before they can move to the next stage.
Cllr Engert comments:
“The handling of this issue has been completely unsatisfactory by Haringey Council. Once again they have shown neither the ability or the desire to listen to concerns from local residents and park users.
“We will maintain the pressure and scrutinise Haringey Council at every stage of this development to ensure that all local people have their views heard.”