We want to keep you up to date on the hard work our enforcement team are doing. When we get a result, we’ll let you know here.
7 March 2019
The owner of a business in Seven Sisters Road was found guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrate Court for failing to demonstrate how they dispose of their commercial waste.
An Enforcement officer served the business with a notice to produce copies of their waste transfer notes, but they failed to comply and were issued with a £300 fixed penalty notice and refused to pay.
The matter was referred to the courts for prosecution and the owner of the business pleaded guilty and were fined £300 and ordered to pay the council’s full costs of £634 and a £30 victim surcharge.
6 March 2019
A member of the public observed a large truck parked on the pavement in Wargrave Avenue.
A member of the public recorded the vehicle registration number and reported the incident to Haringey’s ASB Enforcement team after the large commercial vehicle caused damage to the pavement.
The truck company was identified, and the owner was invited into the council office for a formal interview. The owner apologised for the damage caused and agreed to accept a formal caution and pay £385 towards the council costs.
4 March 2019
The owner of a business in Lordship Lane failed to produce the relevant waste transfer notes that shows how they lawfully deposit rubbish or pay the subsequent £300 fixed penalty.
As an alternative to prosecution the business agreed to receive a formal caution and pay a contribution towards the costs of investigating the offence.
The owner of the business attended the council office, signed the caution and paid £644 towards the investigation costs and produced lawful transfer notes.
27 February 2019
CCTV cameras have caught a resident fly-tipping in Tottenham. The footage showed the resident leaving their property and dumping the waste in a known hot spot.
The individual was identified and failed to attend a formal interview at the council. As a result of the investigation, the resident was issued with a £400 fly tipping fixed penalty notice.
25 February 2019
A member of the Tidy Up Tottenham group witnessed a man leaving a business on the High Road and dumping plastic containers onto an existing pile of rubbish.
The incident was reported to the Area ASB Enforcement Officer who visited the business and asked them to provide waste transfer notes to show how they lawfully dispose of waste.
The business failed to provide the required documents and were issued with a £300 fixed penalty.
5 February 2019
A tri-borough operation took place in Finsbury Park, Stroud Green and Seven Sisters where enforcement officers focused on environmental health. The council’s Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) team were out in force to visit private rental homes, while a clean-up operation took place in Stroud Green.
Trading Standards officers visited shops and off-licenses for illegal goods and there was also a separate test-purchase operation taking place for illegal sale of knives.
A weapon sweep took place in the Finsbury Park/Seven Sisters area where a hammer was discovered in a planter just behind some benches.
30 January 2019
The Tottenham Hale Safer Neighbourhood Team have been working closely with Haringey Council to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) on Brook Street, N17.
Local residents and commuters using the bus stop close by reported feeling intimidated and threatened by the on-going ASB on Brook Street, which involved large groups congregating, dealing drugs and on occasions breaking into residential blocks.
Strong measures have been taken to address this problem with broken fences being repaired, new doors being put in place and increased patrols which have resulted in a number of Community Protection Warning notices being issued.
18 January 2019
A confectionery shop in Turnpike Lane has been ordered to pay a total of £7,795 after they were caught fly-tipping on three separate occasions. Banoful Sweets Limited, trading as Praan Sweets, were taken to court by Haringey Council for persistently flouting the rules when it comes to depositing rubbish and leaving oil cans outside their property.
21 December 2018
- A landlord was caught out after waste was deposited in Park View Road and he was cautioned for flytipping. He paid a private waste contractor to dispose of the waste but it was traced back to his property in Wood Green and was issued with a £400 Fixed Penalty Notice. He has subsequently paid the fine.
31 October 2018
- A flytipping offence cost a Bruce Grove resident a £400 fixed penalty notice and formal caution, after the council found his domestic waste in the street. We will continue to work to ensure our streets are kept clean.
4 October 2018
- Our enforcement officers detected a company unlawfully depositing waste four times last year. It was fined £1,600, and ordered to pay towards the prosecution cost and a victim surcharge. We will continue to ensure that businesses keep our streets clean and tidy.
- Our Enforcement Team successfully cracked down on 11 illegal street traders selling tickets near Finsbury Park on the public highway during June and July. 10 of the illegal traders plead guilty and were convicted of illegal street trading, while one pleaded not guilty and is going to trial.
18 June 2018
- We fined a home owner £400 for fly-tipping two sofas which he had been paid to collect, as well as a £115 fine towards our investigation costs.
14 May 2018
- Seven people were detained on Wood Green High Road by the partnership police team as they were playing the rigged '3 cup and ball' gambling trick, leading them to be charged with illegal street trading. Prosecutions and community protection notices with conditions issued.
- A Haringey off-licence owner was ordered to pay nearly £1,500 after Trading Standards and Customs Officers found 4,300 litres of non-duty paid beer in Aksu Food Store in Green Lanes. After pleading guilty, the supermarket licensee was fined, ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge.
27 April 2018
- Six fraudulent blue badges were seized and a vehicle was towed away this week. Blue badges are vital for disabled drivers and we will continue to take action against anyone who is caught misusing them
20 April 2018
- Our Safer Streets team issued penalty notices to three men who were street gambling on Wood Green High Road. The men have also been issued community protection warnings barring them from returning to the High Rodd, street gambling, street trading or loitering.
6 April 2018
- Perfume has been seized from a man illegally selling goods on Wood Green High Road. The seller fled - our investigations continue.
29 March 2018
- In two evening operations earlier this week, our Enforcement team issued 13x £400 fixed penalty notices, served 11 enforcement notices and reported one business to our Licensing team for a breach of its premises licence.
23 March 2018
- We have won a suspended possession order against a couple whose sons embarked on a campaign of crime and anti-social behaviour in Great Cambridge Road. The pair’s tenant parents were handed a three-year suspended possession order, so their home will be repossessed if there is any further trouble.
22 March 2018
- The private forecourt of a business in Lordship Lane was continually littered and not being properly maintained. Our Enforcement team asked the owner to clear the litter and when they failed to do so, issued a Community Protection Warning. This required the forecourt to be cleared and measures put in place to stop it happening again in the future. All litter and waste has now been cleared from the area.
21 March 2018
- Our enforcement team issued a Community Protection Warning to the landlord of a private forecourt of a Lordship Lane business requiring waste to be cleared and the area kept tidy.
19 March 2018
- Our enforcement team recently carried out two late night operations resulting in six £400 Fixed Penalty Notices being issued for fly-tipping.
16 March 2018
- Our enforcement team carried out two late night operations resulting in six £400 Fixed Penalty Notices being issued for fly-tipping.
15 March 2018
- After footage from one our CCTV cameras was passed to our enforcement team recently, the owner of a fast food restaurant in West Green Road was given a formal caution for fly-tipping and contributed £524 to council costs. The business had deposited three black refuse sacks on the pavement after running out of branded commercial sacks. Businesses must pay for collection of their commercial waste, and must use branded refuse sacks when they put waste out to be picked up from a public highway.
9 March 2018
- Two late night enforcement operations this week resulted in nine separate £400 fly tipping Fixed Penalty Notices and one other £110 fine for using the wrong waste receptacle.
- A resident was issued with a Formal Caution and paid a contribution of £150 towards our costs after building waste was dumped in Seymour Avenue, N17. The resident had used a builder to carry out work at a nearby property, and he had left the items behind. The resident was unable to provide the builders details and was reported for breaching their Household Duty of Care.
- Sixteen unlicensed gaming machines and an illegal betting terminal were seized in raids on five businesses as we teamed up with the Gambling Commission and the police to tackle rogue gambling. We will look to prosecute all of the businesses involved.
8 March 2018
- Today at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, the owner of Fish Fish restaurant on Archway Road, N6 was sentenced after pleading guilty to six counts of fly tipping and one count of failing to provide valid waste documents. The owner was fined £2,800 and ordered to pay £1,292 in costs with a £170 victim surcharge, totalling £4,262. The fly tipping offences took place from March to October 2017. Waste, which regularly consisted of black bags and cardboard boxes, was frequently dumped either across the road from the restaurant or at the junction of Causton Road and Cromwell Avenue. As well as repeatedly changing company names to avoid liability for legal action, the restaurant owner had refused to pay a number of fixed penalty notices and refused to acquire a waste contract.
19 and 22 February 2018
- Two recent late night operations resulted in our officers issuing seven £400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping offences.
15 February 2018
- In a late-night enforcement operation, our officers fined nine businesses £400 each for fly-tipping, and four more were fined £110 each for using the wrong waste receptacle.
2 February 2018
- Officers carried out two late-night enforcement operations this week and issued 10 businesses with £400 fines for fly-tipping.
25 January 2018
- In a late-night enforcement operation, our officers fined six businesses £400 each for fly-tipping, and three £110 each for using the wrong receptacle.
24 January 2018
- A man has been jailed for nine months for a string of offences, including common assault, drugs matters and trademarks crimes in Tottenham. The man attended Wood Green Crown Court, following hard work from our enforcement team and the Partnership Policing Team. He was also caught selling counterfeit tobacco at White Hart Lane market and on Tottenham High Road, and he was ordered to forfeit it and pay a victim surcharge.
22 January 2018
- Our enforcement officers gave six businesses £400 fixed penalty notices for fly-tipping in a late night operation.
16 January 2018
- Our enforcement team seized a huge haul of tobacco, alcohol and prescription medicine from a Tottenham supermarket following a late night patrol. Unlicensed alcohol was found in the shop itself and in the cellar. HMRC are investigating. Also on the night, five £400 fines were issued to businesses
11 January 2018
- The owner of a shop on West Green Road must pay £800 after being prosecuted at Highbury magistrates court for selling a knife to an underage person in a council test purchase operation.
- A business owner on West Green Road has paid a £400 fly-tipping fine after appearing at our offices for a formal interview. Weeks earlier, on 19 October, Veolia found evidence in a fly-tip in N15 containing fridges and chairs and passed it to our enforcement team, who traced the dumped items to a café in Romford. In an interview, the Romford business owner revealed they had sold the items on to another business in West Green Road. Our team tracked down the Haringey business owner and, following an interview, the company admitted dumping the items and paid the fine
9 January 2018
- In our late-night Operation Twilight, we targeted fly-tippers, offered support to rough sleepers, fined street traders breaching licences and warned a group of men about street drinking:
- We issued four £400 fly-tipping fines after business waste was dumped in black bags in the street. Enforcement notices will also be served to the owners to ensure they have a trade waste agreement in place. If they fail to comply they may get a further fine.
- We offered support to three rough sleepers and were able to refer one male to the Homeless Persons Unit for assistance.
- A £100 fine for breaching a street trading licence was handed to a business owner whose display in front of the business was more than the allowed 1 metre.
- A Muswell Hill business owner was recently convicted for unlicensed street trading over tables and chairs set out in the street in front of the business. The owner continued to put these out without a licence and we have spoken to the individual again.
- Three men were handed a warning notice about street drinking in a Public Space Protection Order area. All males were spoken to and given advice about the restricted area
- Enforcement action results - October-December 2017 (PDF, 64KB)
- Enforcement action results - July-September 2017 (PDF, 49KB)
- Enforcement action results - April-June 2017 (PDF, 73KB)
- Enforcement action results - January-March 2017 (PDF, 31KB)
One of our enforcement team’s biggest tasks is tackling fly-tipping. Getting a conviction takes a huge amount of time and resources.
- Find out more on our Fly-tipping: Help us catch the crooks page
- Spotted something? Report fly-tipping to Enforcement