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Week of action on Tottenham High Road
A team is on hand in Tottenham this week to clear up its streets, tackle anti-social behaviour and crack down on rogue landlords.
The Tottenham and Seven Sisters Neighbourhood Action Team (NAT), which is run by Haringey Council, will spend the week sorting issues along Tottenham High Road that are important to the public.
Each ward in the borough will have a dedicated NAT to address important issues to the community.
The new teams were officially launched on Friday, March 9, which marked the start of the first week of action in Tottenham High Road.
The team will spend a week in Tottenham resolving issues that the public have complained about to the council – either directly or through community forums set up by the council.
This week of action will see the team resurface parts of Tottenham High Road, inspect parked cars for tickets and check CCTV footage for evidence of fly-tipping.
They also will clean up the rubbish around Tottenham’s rail stations, visit shops to advise them on food hygiene matters and inspect the time that rubbish is collected from the area.
The employees will also tackle rogue landlords, unlicensed traders, anti-social behaviour and building development which has not been permitted.
Labour councillor for St Ann’s, Nilgun Canver, who is also the cabinet member for the environment, is heading the week of action.
She said: "We need residents to work with us to tackle those who disrespect our streets, dropping litter, fly-tipping and spitting gum on pavements.
“Residents told us they wanted to see action taken against those who make a mess on this High Road and this week all the enforcement services will take concerted action to do this.
"Tottenham is a proud community with an amazing legacy of historic buildings and businesses which should be shown in their best light.”
The scheme, which started at the beginning of this year, depends on tip offs from the public.
The introduction of the Neighbourhood Action Team is one of the council’s 12 priorities they have set out to achieve by the end of the year.
The list, which was released on Thursday, includes hosting pop-up activities at empty sites on the High Road, launching a jobs programme to generate 600 job and upgrading Bruce Grove and Holcombe Market.