London Borough of Haringey

related topics
{city, large, area}
{area, community, home}
{area, part, region}
{rate, high, increase}
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{government, party, election}
{school, student, university}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}

The London Borough of Haringey (pronounced /ˈhærɪŋɡeɪ/ ( listen)[2]) is a London borough, in North London, classified by some definitions as part of Inner London, and by others as part of Outer London. It was created in 1965 by the amalgamation of three former boroughs. It shares borders with six other London boroughs. Clockwise from the north, they are: Enfield, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Islington, Camden, and Barnet.

Haringey covers an area of more than 11 square miles (28.5 km2).[3] Some of the more familiar local landmarks include Alexandra Palace, Bruce Castle, Highpoint I and II, and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. The borough is very ethnically diverse. It has extreme contrasts:[4] areas in the west, such as Highgate, Muswell Hill and Crouch End are among the most prosperous in the country; in the east of the borough, some wards are classified as being among the most deprived 10% in the country.[5] Haringey is also a borough of contrasts geographically. From the wooded high ground around Highgate and Muswell Hill, at 426.5 feet (130.0 m), the land falls sharply away to the flat, open low lying land beside the River Lea in the east. The borough includes large areas of green space, which make up more than 25% of its total area.[5]

The local authority is Haringey London Borough Council. In recent years, Haringey Council has become the subject of nationwide criticism over its handling of the welfare of young children in connection with the murder of Victoria Climbie and the death of Baby P.[4] In March 2009, Haringey Council's performance was placed by the Audit Commission in the bottom four of the country and the worst in London.[6] In December 2009, Haringey's performance was placed by Ofsted in the bottom nine in the country for children's services.[7]

Full article ▸

related documents
Holloway, London
Willesden
Acton, London
Lusaka
Castleford
Le Havre
Dewsbury
Blackheath, London
London Borough of Enfield
Abuja
Transport in France
Slavonski Brod
Lilongwe
Hilversum
Porirua
Burgess Hill
Witham
Fulham
Champs-Élysées
Kauniainen
Kajang (Malaysia)
Dorking
Astana
Southern California
Montpellier
Golders Green
Camberwell
Odense
Amersham
Whitehorse, Yukon