MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Highgate councillor Neil Williams has accused Haringey Labour’s embattled parking boss of ‘staggering and shameful incompetence’ for leaving Highgate residents high and dry when it comes to parking controls. He says the shocking parking situation in North Road leaves Haringey Council open to accusations of maladministration.
The complaint comes after Labour-run Haringey Council has refused, yet again, to set a date for completing works on parking controls in North Road, Highgate.
The situation is an outrage, says Cllr Williams, as Haringey Council only left this part of North Road without a CPZ by mistake. After pressure from Highgate councillors and residents, a consultation on correcting the blunder took place last year, which received an overwhelming ‘green light’ from hard-pressed residents.
However, despite promises of action, nothing has been done, and Haringey Council is still refusing to set a date for the works, despite the short stretch of road and the limited nature of the changes needed.
The latest excuse, offered to Cllr Williams on Friday, is that no funding has been agreed for the works, and it might be as late as March next year before residents get the parking control they have voted for and desperately need.
Cllr Neil Williams comments:
“Brian Haley is running an absolute shambles of a parking service. Solely through his own blunders, part of North Road is facing parking misery with no end in sight. The residents have been consulted and promises to take action have been shamefully broken. Other streets in Highgate are also crying out for action on parking. How long will local residents have to wait before these works are done?”