The Haringey Labour administration last week voted at Cabinet to start the process of insourcing two key council contracts. This is part of a plan to deliver our major manifesto commitments which was to ‘bring services back in house” and is part of a strategy to build up the capacity of the council despite the ongoing impacts of continued Tory and Lib Dem austerity.
The first of these contracts due to come in house is the housing estate parking management contract, which enforces parking contracts on the estates across the borough. Insourcing this contract will deliver an improved service to over 280 estates which are home to over 12500 Tenants, Leaseholders and their families. This will be subject to consultation of estate residents and be done in conjunction with Homes for Haringey.
The second contract which Cabinet agreed to bring back in House is the Facilities management contract, which covers the running and maintenance of the Council’s buildings. Bringing this contract back under direct council control will improve the conditions of employment of around 100 staff and provide a higher quality service at a lower cost.
Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, Leader the Council said:
“Both of these contract changes represent steps towards delivering on a key manifesto commitment to bring council services back in house. I am delighted that we can achieve this with Controlled Estate Parking contract and with Facilities Management, where we will deliver new and improved services for our residents, whilst saving money through direct delivery”.