Despite central government cuts to our budget, Haringey Labour council has teamed up with a host of local groups, sports clubs, parks and arts venues to pull together an action-packed programme designed to engage and involve children and young people during the long summer break. The range of activities on offer is huge, so whatever the interest and enthusiasms there is something for everyone.
Our investment means many activities and events are free and inclusive. Our really popular £1 swim is now in its second year as we aim to make this as accessible to as many children and young people as possible. Alexandra Palace has joined us in this approach, by providing concession vouchers to enable more children and young people to go ice skating.
Haringey Labour has also introduced free lunches at a couple of the venues, which is another important step in our wider strategy in tackling the impact of austerity and benefits cuts on our communities.
The programme has cost around £130k for the summer out of a total £250k of the year-round budget. Despite all our budget pressures, we think this is money well-spent!
All of the events and activities can be found online at www.haringey.gov.uk/holiday-fun
Cllr Kaushika Amin, Cabinet Member for Corporate and Civic Services said:
“As a result of this investment by Haringey Labour, scores of exciting activities will be on offer across Haringey this summer, and we’re really pleased to be able to share such a diverse programme of free and low-cost events with Haringey residents”
Cllr Zena Brabazon, Cabinet Member for Children and Families and Deputy Leader said:
“This is a programme to be proud of. It is a fine example of the kind of municipal socialism and council leadership which happens when people work together.”