Review of the year - July

Haringey Independent: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Highgate Wood School in July Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Highgate Wood School in July

In July, payday lenders hit back at Haringey Borough Council for its decisions to block them from its IT network.

The authority put a restriction on people accessing the 50 most popular payday loan companies from computers within council-run libraries and other buildings.

However the Consumer Finance Association, which represents some of the largest lenders, said the move was “concerning” and limited choices of “safe” and “responsible” companies.

The council said the decision was taken to protect people from falling into debt and it will continue to monitor the situation.

Meanwhile, schoolchildren were taken by surprise when Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg dropped by their classroom.

The Liberal Democrat leader visited Highgate Wood School, in Montenotte Road, to see how the Government's 'pupil premium' was benefiting children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In the same month, the President of Ireland praised the work of an Irish community centre during a visit to Tottenham.

Michale D Higgins visited the Haringey Irish Cultural and Community Centre, in Pretoria Road, as part of his visit to London.

During a speech to a crowd of more than 100 people, he commended the centre for achieving a genuinely multicultural community space.

Finally, a group which campaigns to reduce air pollution in the capital revealed the five most polluted streets in the Haringey.

According to Clean Air in London, the air in West Green Road, Tottenham, is the most polluted in the borough, followed by Green Lanes, Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham High Road and Muswell Hill Broadway.

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