Our letter to Clair Kober, Haringey Council Leader:
Tonight, the road was closed again after a head on collision on the bend north of Malvern Road. Also, since yesterday, one beacon on the HPR/Mayes Road zebra has been completely flattened. God knows what would have happened if someone had been waiting to cross. You will also know, a while back the oposite beacon was flattened (and not properly repaired) and that the signals at Turnpike Lane have also been hit in the recent past. There are constant minor collisions in traffic and with parked cars (for which the owner of the parked car must pay for the privilage of dangerous roadside parking). Put simply, what are the council doing about this. We have been very patient. We have spoken politely and inteligently. We have had 20 years of neglect by the worst of adminsitrations and been patronised and misled on many occasions, while other areas have seen traffic schemes lavished on them.
Nearly three years ago, a lady styling herself as head of sustainability told us she has priorities (more important than Hornsey Park Road) - we know the council doesn't keep records of accidents but we have had enough.
We request and require better. Can we please have your officers and ward councillors attend our next General Meeting and explain why, when others are having expensive road calming schemes, we are not even given the courtesy of an update. We might then move onto the environmental improvements and perhaps end the meeting with something approaching a plan to be delivered this year. Three years is long enough to organise funding for a decent scheme.
We were promised the new administration would be better than previous ones. New councillors were voted for in the belief they had knowledge of our area and were concerned with the wellbeing of its residents. The awful truth is things are so much worse than before because it has come on top of the neglect of your predecessors.
We look forward to hearing from you.