Lynne Featherstone MP calls on Council to fine rubbish contractors

Lynne Featherstone MP with a pile of dumped rubbishLynne Featherstone MP has today contacted the Chief Executive of Haringey Council, and asked whether he would consider fining waste contractors Veolia for poor performance and breach of their service terms.

The Liberal Democrat MP’s intervention comes after further complaints from residents about poor service, two years after Veolia were given the contract by the Council.

In a recent news report, one resident complained that her rubbish had not been collected for eight weeks. Another had to endure having bins left blocking her front drive for more than 9 months.

The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green has received hundreds of similar complaints over the last two years from her constituents.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“The complaints I receive range from unpredictable and patchy collections, difficulties with getting the correct bins, mess being left behind after collections and a poor follow up service when complaints are made.

“Many residents have very serious complaints. Disabled residents have been unable to get out of their driveways, and some residents have had to deal with rat infestations. Enough is enough.

“Before the hot weather kicks in again, I am calling on the Labour-run Council to take action and hold their contractor, Veolia, to account for poor performance.

“I’m sure this would ultimately lead to an improvement in standards and better service for my constituents.”

2 thoughts on “Lynne Featherstone MP calls on Council to fine rubbish contractors

  1. I live on Muswell Hill Broadway so rubbish is collected every day…………in theory. However collection is a bit random. Bags can be on the street for one, two or more days. Most recently I arranged for a sofa and armchair to be disposed of on Monday morning, 14th October. The items are still on the footpath, Friday 18th inspite of ‘phoning every morning.

  2. Furniture still un collected after a week. Booked for removal 14th October, still on the pavement of Dukes Mews, ironicaly under a very old and faded sign that says illegal dumping is a prosecutable offence!

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