June - July 2020
It seems like an understatement to say that the last few weeks and months have been a challenge, for us as individuals, as a community, and as a country.
It has been a while since the last Haringey People, and so much has happened - some tough times, and some inspiring moments as the borough joined together to help tackle this global pandemic.
By the time you read this, the situation will no doubt have changed again, as we all work our way through the roadmap the government set out to start easing us out of lockdown. This plan is, of course, conditional, and we all must continue to play our part, by behaving responsibly, following the rules on distancing, and protecting our communities and the NHS.
There will be no quick fix. But we will continue to work together to get Haringey through.
I want to thank you all for your efforts - from staying home, to supporting each other. A special shoutout goes to our incredible NHS, care and key workers for their commitment, and we remember all of those who have lost their lives to coronavirus.
Haringey’s greatest strength is its people, and you have shown that - and then some. More than 700 people have volunteered to help our communities, you’ve donated food, and helped raise thousands. If there’s someone you know who has made a difference, there’s information in this magazine on how you can nominate your Haringey Hero.
As a council, our staff have had to adapt, delivering services from their homes, and - where necessary - out in our streets.
We have been working with partners and volunteers to deliver thousands of emergency food parcels. Our Connected Communities scheme continues to be there for those who need support, and Haringey’s Reach and Connect befriending service had 360 people apply to volunteer. Around 700 learners joined our adult learning courses, which we offered for free, and we have been recruiting more carers.
From keeping our parks open and vital services running, to supporting businesses, helping the vulnerable, and finding emergency accommodation for those sleeping rough, we have put measures in place that we never knew we’d need.
This pandemic isn’t over yet, and we all still have a part to play. But I know we will get through it together.
Leader, Haringey Council
- Read the latest edition of Haringey People
Councillor Ejiofor's ward surgery and contact details are shown on his councillor web page.
Previous Leader's Columns
- Leader's Column - June-July 2020 (PDF, 29KB)
- Leader's Column - February-March 2020 (PDF, 30KB)
- Leader's Column - December 2019-January 2020 (PDF, 30KB)
- Leader's Column - October-November 2019 (PDF, 31KB)
- Leader's Column - August-September 2019 (PDF, 30KB)
- Leader's Column - June-July 2019 (PDF, 30KB)
- Leader's Column - April-May 2019 (PDF, 30KB)
- Leader's Column - February-March 2019 (PDF, 32KB)
- Leader's Column - October-November 2018 (PDF, 31KB)
- Leader's Column - August-September 2018 (PDF, 32KB)
- Leader's Column - June-July 2018 (PDF, 29KB)
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