Haringey Council still has one of the highest rates of fly-tipping in the country. Information revealed by the Liberal Democrats shows that Haringey has the 4th highest incidents of fly-tipping in London and is 6th highest in England.
Data collated from April 2007 – March 2008 by Flycapture, the Government’s fly-tipping database, shows that Haringey had a total of 35,418 incidents of rubbish dumping. Flycapture shows that Haringey has ten times the number of fly-tipping incidents of an average English Local Authority, twice the number of incidents of the average London borough and three-times that of neighbouring boroughs.
Cllr Martin Newton, Liberal Democrat Environment (Traffic, Street cleaning and Rubbish) comments:
“Once again Haringey is at the top of the wrong type of league table. Constantly Haringey Council is within the top ten or worse of London boroughs and nationally for fly-tipping incidents. How many times does this Labour-run council need to get a message – Haringey is rubbish at combating fly-tipping.
Lynne Featherstone MP added:
“This is further proof what many local residents will know – fly tipping is at epidemic proportions and Haringey Council still has not got a handle on the problem.
“Whilst Haringey Council continues to charge people to dispose of large items and fails to use its powers fully to prevent this criminal activity our community will continue to suffer.”