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Haringey blasted for spending £42,000 on bottled water

PUBLISHED: 11:38 09 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:08 07 September 2010

Haringey Council has been blasted by Liberal Democrat politicians for spending £42,000 on bottled water over the last three years The information was revealed in a response to a question from Lib Dem Councillor Jonathan Bloch (Muswell Hill). The Lib Dems

Haringey Council has been blasted by Liberal Democrat politicians for spending £42,000 on bottled water over the last three years

The information was revealed in a response to a question from Lib Dem Councillor Jonathan Bloch (Muswell Hill). The Lib Dems say the council is wasting taxpayers' money on unsustainable products and failing to follow its own green agenda.

Cllr Ed Butcher, Lib Dem Environment Spokesperson, comments;

"Apart from the money Haringey Council is wasting, I am appalled by the unnecessary impact to the environment. As Haringey Labour sit in meetings struggling to come up with ideas to make the council more sustainable, they are completely oblivious to the water bottles sat on the table in front of them. The obviously do not have a clue when it comes to even the most simple solutions to make the council greener."

Cllr Jonathan Bloch (Muswell Hill) said: " They appear happy to pour council taxpayers money down the drain on unnecessary luxuries such as bottled water, while at the same time presiding over one of the highest council tax rates in London and implementing inflation busting charges on numerous services. Why can't they make do with tap water?''


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