Haringey anti-cuts group plan spending review march

Residents encouraged to join the march against Chancellor George Obsorne’s cuts

AN anti-cuts alliance are to march on the council building on the eve of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

The Haringey Alliance for Public Services (HAPS) will march from Wood Green Library to the Full Haringey Council meeting on Monday, before Chancellor George Osborne announces his much-anticipated spending review.

HAPS say they are urging everyone to join together in resisting central government cuts to local services and will ask councillors to demand adequate government funding, reject privatisation, oppose and refuse to implement cuts – or resign.

More than 120 protesters joined the HAPS last rally outside a cabinet meeting at the civic centre in September.

Michelle Lawson of HAPS said: “These cuts are not inevitable. The government’s propaganda and myths are being increasingly challenged as local campaigns like ours spring up throughout the country.”

Joan Curtis of Haringey Friends of Parks Forum, which is one of many local groups affiliated to HAPS, said: “Friends of parks groups have worked hard to rescue our local green spaces from the scandalous state they got in after Government cuts in the 1980s. We must not let this happen again, and urge all residents to attend the demonstration and to speak out.”

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The march will assemble at Wood Green Library at 5.30pm before marching to the Civic Centre for a rally at 6.30pm.