Councillors vow to tackle fly tipping problem in Noel Park

Councillors vow to tackle fly tipping problem

Councillors vow to tackle fly tipping problem

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Councillors have vowed to put a stop to fly tipping after tonnes of rubbish began appearing in the borough’s streets.

The Noel Park area, near Hornsey and Muswell Hill, has seen an increase in litter in its residential roads and parks.

More than 50 people attended a meeting at the Wood Green Civic Centre, in High Road, to discuss the problem.

It was also attended by representatives from the council’s street cleaning contractor Veolia, Noel Park Councillor Peray Ahmet and cabinet member for environment Stuart McNamara.

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr McNamara said: “Some people were quite passionate about it, and I share their passion.

“It’s a complex issue, and a meeting won’t solve it overnight, but it created a framework. I am very keen to repeat the process.

“We are going to be trying some new and innovative things to solve the problem of fly tipping. We can recycle almost anything in this borough.”

There will be more meetings to discuss fly tipping in Noel Park in October and November.

Cllr McNamara added: “We have a large and rising population. It’s not a surprise we get these problems, but it’s important the work we do continues.

“We do prosecute people and we will continue to do so. It’s about getting the right balance.

“It’s a very important issue and I understand the concerns. I am determined we make progress on this.”

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2:16pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Michelle vonAhn says...

It is not just Noel Park! IT IS ALL OVER THE BOROUGH.

I live in Tottenham, and I am sick of all the rubbish dumped on our streets there.

Add to that all the derelict phone boxes, littering the pavement with useless structures simply acting as advertisement hoardings, it makes me really wonder just how much attention Haringey has to environmental issues. Do they only notice when people start complaining?
It is not just Noel Park! IT IS ALL OVER THE BOROUGH. I live in Tottenham, and I am sick of all the rubbish dumped on our streets there. Add to that all the derelict phone boxes, littering the pavement with useless structures simply acting as advertisement hoardings, it makes me really wonder just how much attention Haringey has to environmental issues. Do they only notice when people start complaining? Michelle vonAhn
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8:37am Fri 15 Aug 14

ZenithB says...

Why didn't they vow to do so at a time when the task was still comparatively easy? It's their lack of imagination and will that gets us into a kind of mess every time. Oh, of course, they need feedback! Sorry.
Why didn't they vow to do so at a time when the task was still comparatively easy? It's their lack of imagination and will that gets us into a kind of mess every time. Oh, of course, they need feedback! Sorry. ZenithB
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