#Local Government
Haringey Council
United Kingdom

Haringey Council has announced that it intends to appoint the former Chief Executive of Barnet 'easyCouncil' on a salary of £189,440 per annum. Nick Walkley spearheaded a mass privatization and cuts programme in Barnet and jumped ship before its completion. His appointment is due to be either approved or rejected at a council Cabinet meeting on 16 October.

We are asking anyone who lives or works in Haringey to sign the petition below to let councillors know that we oppose his appointment and any plans for mass outsourcing of services in our borough. We do not want Barnet’s costly experiment repeated here.

We also encourage people to attend the lobby of the council cabinet meeting on Tuesday 16 October, 5.45pm at Haringey Civic Centre, Wood Green, N22.

For more details about his exploits in Barnet


We, the undersigned are alarmed to hear that Haringey proposes to employ the controversial Chief Executive of Barnet 'easyCouncil', Nick Walkley, who is jumping ship from a failing mass privatisation programme in Barnet that will cost taxpayers millions.

We do not want this expensive experiment repeated in Haringey.

We call on all Councillors to oppose his appointment (due to be ratified on 16th October) and any plans for mass outsourcing of Council services.

Haringey already suffers massive inequality and privatisation of public services only increases this inequality as costs of consultants, tendering and monitoring contracts are offset by reduced services for residents and lower wages paid to frontline staff by private companies.

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The Say no to Haringey 'easyCouncil' Chief Executive petition to Haringey Council was written by Alex Williams and is in the category Local Government at GoPetition.