Place strategies and policies

Place strategies

Fly-tipping Strategy

Our vision is for a place with strong, resilient and connected communities where people can lead active and healthy lives in an environment that is safe, clean and green. An important part of achieving this vision is to improve the cleanliness of our public spaces and reduce the levels of fly-tipping in the borough.

Fly-tipping blights communities and left unchecked can become a barrier to creating homes and communities where people choose to live. This type of anti-social behaviour contributes to a perception of an area being unsafe which can subsequently encourage further disorder and crime.

The aim of the Fly-tipping strategy is to work in partnership to improve intelligence led joint working between services, partners and the community to ensure that we deliver two key outcomes together:

  1. Reducing the number of fly-tips by over half by 2022/23
  2. Significantly reducing resident perception that fly-tipping is a problem in their neighbourhood 

We will do this by:

  • Promoting civic pride through community champions, friends groups, resident associations, traders and schools
  • Working with local communities and partners to increase awareness of fly-tipping problems, the cost to residents and traders in collecting and disposing of fly-tips and the negative impact that fly-tipping creates for their local area
  • Working with local communities and partners to identify, prioritise and then remove these fly-tipping hot spots across the borough
  • Taking an intelligence led approach to the enforcement of fly-tipping, understanding the profile of fly-tippers and utilising the most appropriate legislation to enforce against them and change behaviours
  • Explaining to the Magistrates the social and environmental impacts that fly-tipping causes to promote realistic sentencing
  • Working with Probation to create community payback schemes on environmental improvements to increase Magistrates’ sentencing options

The delivery of this strategy will be set out in an annual Action Plan. This will be implemented, then reviewed for effectiveness and any lessons learnt. 

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Transport Strategy

Air Quality Action Plan

The draft Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) outlines the action we will take to improve air quality in Haringey between 2019-2024.

Air pollution is recognised as a contributing factor in the onset of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, air pollution particularly affects the most vulnerable in society including children and older people, those with heart and lung conditions, and most often residents of less affluent areas. The annual health costs to society of the impacts of air pollution in the UK is estimated to be roughly £15 billion.

Haringey is committed to reducing the exposure of its residents to poor air quality. As such, the draft Action Plan sets out how we propose to take forward actions that fall within seven broad topics:

  1. Air quality monitoring
  2. Reducing emissions from developments and buildings
  3. Raising awareness
  4. Reducing emissions from deliveries and freight vehicles
  5. Reducing emissions from the council’s vehicles
  6. Improving neighbourhood environments through localised solutions
  7. Incentivising cleaner transport

Our plan will be delivered in partnership with the Greater London Authority, neighbouring boroughs, partner organisations, and local communities.

Haringey has a statutory duty to consult before adopting the Air Quality Action Plan. The council’s Cabinet will consider a final plan that takes responses to the consultation into account in November 2019.

Reducing CO2 Emissions

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Community Safety Strategy

The Community Safety Strategy presents the Haringey Community Safety Partnership’s approach and priorities to achieving a reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour in Haringey up to 2023.

The strategy is supported by a comprehensive strategic assessment that draws on data from across the partnership to identify trends, patterns, and drivers relating to crime and anti-social behaviour.

The strategy is informed by extensive consultation and engagement with partners across the system, with community groups, and with Haringey residents and businesses. The outcomes that the Community Safety Partnership seeks to achieve through the strategy are a reflection both of the data and what we have heard through this engagement activity.

The Community Safety Strategy aims to improve the quality of life in the borough by focussing partnership action on six outcome areas:

  1. Violence and high harm crimes
  2. Violence against women and girls
  3. Exploitation (including child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, County Lines, trafficking, extremism, and modern slavery)
  4. Public confidence
  5. Victims of crime and anti-social behaviour
  6. Reoffending

Community Safety Action Plan (PDF, 411KB) sets out the specific actions that community safety partners will take forward in order to address the issues identified in the strategy corresponding to the six outcome areas.

Physical Activity and Sport Strategy

The Physical Activity and Sports Strategy sets out the borough’s vision, mission, aims and objectives for increasing rates of physical activity over the next four years.

Our vision is to create and embed a culture of activity so that Haringey becomes one of the most active and healthy London boroughs.

Our mission is to ensure that all of Haringey’s residents have the encouragement, opportunity and environment they need to lead active, healthy and fulfilling lives. By working collaboratively and cooperatively, as a whole system, we will seek to transform attitudes and behaviours and make it easier for residents to embed physical activity into their everyday lives.

Our priorities for the next four years are:

  1. Active People: to get more people, of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, regularly active; and use physical activity, active play and sport to connect communities and improve health and wellbeing
  2. Active Place: to position physical activity at the heart of place shaping and ensure a network of high quality, safe and accessible environments exist to make it easier for people to be active
  3. Active Economy: to maximise the sector’s contribution to economic growth through training, skills development, employment and the creation of more healthy, productive work environments

We will apply the following principles to all aspects of planning and implementing the strategy:

  • Working in partnership to tackle the root causes of inactivity through a ‘systems change’ approach
  • Promoting equality and reducing inequality to make Haringey fairer and more equal
  • Investing in prevention and early help
  • Engaging and empowering our communities to find solutions
  • Protecting children and adults who are at risk of harm and abuse

Read the Physical Activity and Sports Strategy (PDF, 5MB).

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September 24, 2021