Weʼve raised £4,000 to Fund a legal challenge to Haringey Council's decision to transfer £2 Billion of public assets to a 50:50 private/public partnership.
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Haringey Council’s Cabinet leadership is seeking to transfer the ownership and rights over its public assets and property to a partnership with Lendlease, a multinational corporate developer based in Australia. Lendlease had to pay out millions in fines imposed by the US Attorney General in 2012 for criminality in its corrupt dealings with New York City. Several similar partnership deals elsewhere in the UK, on a much smaller scale, have already failed and their liquidation has led to a loss to the public purse.
Within five months from their meeting on 14 February this year, the Cabinet intends to complete a deal with Lendlease to set up the “Haringey Development Vehicle”. Over £2 billion of assets already nominated include the demolition of council estates, with a reduction of social housing and no definition of “affordable” housing. 500 business units will also be affected. Incredibly, the full Council is not even being consulted on this deal.
We must stop this now while there is still time. Local opposition is growing fast as people find out just what is going on. But the only effective way to challenge this risky and pernicious deal is through a Judicial Review. This needs a minimum of £4,000 to be raised as soon as possible.
Lucy Craiga month ago
Fantastic! In under 10 days, £4000 has been raised successfully to pay the initial legal costs in our battle to prevent Haringey Council going ahead with its HDV. Thanks so much to all those who gave so generously to the appeal! We should know by the week of the 27th what effect our initial legal action has had and whether we need to move towards a Judicial Review or not. If we do, we'll have to start another fund-raising appeal but would hope to widen it out nationally. Watch this space and thanks again! Gordon Peters and Lucy Craig
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Feb 21, 2017
Keep fighting against the callousness of the shameful Liebour Council. They are a disgrace to the Labour Party and the values it represents.
Feb 21, 2017
Thanks for taking this initiative, Lucy.
Feb 21, 2017
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