Haringey chief exec steps down: Time for a superexec?

LOOK over the fence at the neighbouring borough you’ll see a big job vacant and I’d don’t men the Spurs manager’s job.

Up at Haringey Council, the chief executive Kevin Crompton is stepping down, it was confirmed this evening. He and Labour council leader Claire Kober agree that the borough “could benefit from a chief executive with different skills and personal horizons”. Decode that among yourselves.

Didn’t Eric Pickles argue today that councils should be sharing their workloads and wasn’t Camden enthusing about the idea of a superexec working across two boroughs this time last year? Well, here you go… this won’t happen but why doesn’t Kober and Co make the call to Camden HQ and get around the negotiating table? Camden’s proposed deal with Islington fell apart amid claims of personality clashes and contrasting ambitions. Why not forge one with its neighbours in Highgate instead?

4 Comments on Haringey chief exec steps down: Time for a superexec?

  1. David Douglas // June 19, 2012 at 3:17 pm //

    Camden, despite often being Labour run, is a friendly Borough with helpful staff and a can do approach to its residents. Having lived in Haringey for 20 years I can assure you it is the direct opposite. Unless it is good for Tottenham then they don’t give a sh&t.
    Camden whatever you don’t have anything to do with the poisonous rabble at Haringey Civic Centre. Haringey’s low horizons culture is contagious. It is present in everything they do.

    Far from super boroughs it would be much better to break up the current Boroughs. Splitting Haringey along the railway track would be a wonderful thing. Free Muswell Hill, Highgate, Crouch End and Horney from the tyranny of Haringey.

    Dear Leader/Yo Sarah whatever else Mr Osley suggests ignore this one and keep away from Haringey!

  2. Richard Osley // June 19, 2012 at 4:48 pm //

    Hmmmm… so you are suggesting annexing the most affluent parts of Haringey and leaving the poorer neighbourhoods to fend for themselves?

  3. Tim Stockton // June 19, 2012 at 8:22 pm //

    Well a lot has changed in Camden over the last year.. a new leader and a new chief executive. Maybe it’s time to again consider merging the “back offices” of Camden and Islington. By the way I echo David Douglas’s comments – Camden staff are invariably helpful and competent.

  4. Not about affluence – more that Haringey couldn’t give a sod about us.

    Snr council worker overheard outside our flats “don’t worry about them. They’re rich”

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