I got my leaflet today stating that from October you have to pay £75 a year for garden waste collection. Further bulk collections will cost £25 for 4 items then £10 per item. If the dustman break your wheelie bin or you don't have one you have to pay £30.
I rang Haringey who transferred me to veola. Veola say it's Haringey council who decided they need to save 20 million for social care.
I am disgusted. I have lived in this borough for 53 years and all this is going to do is make people dump rubbish in the streets in a borough that has the worst fly tipping in England.
As far as saving money for social care, already the council tax bill went up to cover this. Haringey council should stop wasting money on other things.
I for one will not pay £75 and I suggest Haringey think again..
I suspect the income projections are fictional. They have to make the budget balance so income targets go in. I have asked for this all to be monitored - I am told that of course it will be. I think it will all be clear within a few months which should give an indication of what Plan B should be.
I met the new Enforcement Manager, David Shipp, who covers Harringay ward this morning. I told him about the huge concern people have about waste and the local environment. he told me about the work they have been doing, issuing fixed penal notices all over the place and dealing with dumped waste by businesses, the HMOs and by individuals. It is clear they are working really hard, but as we ll know it is a huge battle with diminished resources. I have suggested to Ian Sygrave from the Ladder Community Safety Partnership that we hold a big meeting in September with all the services about all th environmental issues which are being discussed here. The LCSP had also thought about this so hopefully it will happen.
Meanwhile I have suggested to David that he joins HoL if only to report regularly on the work being done, notices issued etc. Of course, this is not as simple as it seems! Apparently officers have to go through the Council's communications department. I leave it there.
Cllr, Harringay Ward
Shortly after midnight last night I reported a commercial freezer in an alleyway just off High Road Tottenham.
This produced an email response from Veolia at 00:36 this morning (19 July 2017).
It said: "We will respond to your enquiry within two working days."
I assume a machine reply. Haringey Automatic Logging.
More relevant to this discussion thread, HAL added information about the new charges and other changes.
"I'm sorry Dave I can't do that."
As I looked out of my window this morning in N22, I saw some men with a truck looking in gardens and collecting wheelie bins on the back of a flatbed lorry. I couldn't go out to ask what was going on as I was in the process of getting dressed for work.
Does anyone know what they were doing? At first I thought they might be rounding up broken bins ahead of the charge for replacement, but two of my three are wrecked and they were left in place. Maybe taking away duplicates?