Two anti-cuts protestors, Nicolas Christian and Jane Laporte, are celebrating as the case against them was dismissed. They had been accused of assaulting a police officer at a Haringey Civic Centre protest in February.


The protest had been called by Haringey Alliance for Public Services in opposition to the council’s proposed £41m cuts to local services, including the closure of three residential homes and four day centres for older people, a 75-per-cent cut in the Youth Services budget, and a 50-per-cent cut to the Parks maintenance budget.


Judge Tempia, sitting at Enfield Magistrates’ Court (in Tottenham), ruled that police officers from the Territorial Support Group were not acting within their duty and used unlawful force in removing the defendants, along with other anti-cuts protestors, out of the building.



HAPS demo, June 2011Haringey residents and workers march through the borough to defend vital local public services
- and to support the national public sector mass strikes on Thursday June 30th

Haringey Alliance for Public Services held a lively and powerful demonstration on Saturday June 25th to oppose public service cuts. Over 250 local residents and workers marched from the Haringey Civic Centre in Wood Green, via Turnpike Lane and Seven Sisters, to Tottenham Town Hall. A wide range of community and trade union organisations attended with their own banners and placards, with a particularly large contingent of parents and children from Children's Centres. Marchers stopped on the route for speeches and a chorus of noise outside many key sites which are under threat of closure. The march finished with a rally and speeches outside Tottenham Town Hall.



Join the Haringey residents and workers march to defend our vital local public services

Saturday June 25th, assemble 12 noon at Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, N22. March to Tottenham Town Hall, via Turnpike Lane and Seven Sisters.

Bring your own placards and banners, and things to make a BIG noise as we pass places under threat!


Members of Haringey Alliance for Public Services and others occupied Lloyd’s Bank in Wood Green, London on Saturday 28th May. This was part of a national ‘UK Uncut’ day of local actions to defend the NHS involving similar bank occupations all over the country.


Our NHS is in danger, the government's Health and Social Care Bill threatens to open up the whole of the health service to the private sector, putting our money into the pockets of shareholders rather than into the care of the elderly and infirm.