Haringey Labour is pushing ahead with key civic investment across the borough despite the impact of Tory and Lib Dem austerity, now entering its’ tenth year.
Despite losing over £1000 per household, Haringey Council has kept all of its’ libraries open and is now investing £5.5million on updating and improving libraries across the borough.
Earlier this summer, Haringey Labour agreed to invest £3.77million into the Grade two listed Hornsey Library, to further enhance and celebrate this much loved and well used library. This investment includes:
- Remodelling of the library with new interiors, carpets, decoration and lighting.
- Improving the provision for young people, including the Children’s area.
- Essential maintenance I such as renewing the eating system and replacing the windows.
- Making the building accessible, including a lift upgrade to provide improved access to the mezzanine level.
Cllr Kaushika Amin Cabinet Member for Civic and Corporate Services said:
“Haringey Labour had fought hard over the last 10 years of Tory and Lib Dem austerity to protect the libraries in our borough. These provide an incredibly important cornerstone of the community, which is why we are committed not only to protecting them but investing in them over the next few years. The plans for investment of more than £3million on Hornsey Library will create a fantastic facility for our residents.
“We have made a clear commitment to not only retain our libraries but also develop them into true hubs for the communities they serve. For Hornsey Library this investment will enhance its integral role within the local community for years to come.”