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'We're being left out' says Leader of Haringey Council

A mass demand for supplies and services - from builders and plumbers to snack sellers - means that the Olympics has unparalleled short-term earning potential for local business people.

But Haringey has been left out of an elite group of boroughs which will club together to raise training and job opportunities for the people who live there. They are Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Greenwich,

Borough leaders in Haringey have been lobbying the London Development Agency - the Mayor of London's regeneration wing - to make room for one more in the Olympic Boroughs Local Employment and Training Framework, so that Haringey people can get direct access to Olympic benefits.

Councillor George Meehan, leader of Haringey Council, met City Hall leaders to discuss the future of north London and its Olympic-led overhaul.

Councillor Meehan said: "Understandably there is a focus on east London and the Thames Gareway area, particularly with the Olympics coming. But Haringey and other parts of north London have similar deprivation. What we are saying is 'don't leave us out'."

From: We've been left out of running for Olympic success, Hornsey and Crouch End Journal, 6 12 06

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