Council looking to recruit some pooper snoopers


[from Tottenham, Wood Green and Edmonton Journal]

Council looking to recruit some pooper snoopers

nlnews@archant.co.uk
27 February 2008

RESIDENTS are being encouraged to become “pooper snoopers” in a crackdown on dog mess and illegal rubbish dumping.

People who allow their dogs to foul the pavement and others who dump rubbish in the streets could be fined £75 in a crackdown by Haringey Council.

The council has begun by sending out letters to residents in the Harringay Ladder area in Green Lanes, asking them to report people who do not clean up after their dogs in the Harringay Passage or who dump rubbish there.

The council has pledged to fine anyone found dumping or fouling the area a £75 fixed penalty notice which must be paid on time or it can rise to £2,500. Councillor Nilgun Canver, Haringey Council’s cabinet member for enforcement and safer communities, said: “Some areas of the Passage are being spoilt by a minority of people who still dump rubbish and allow dogs to foul the footways. This type of anti-social behaviour cannot be allowed to spoil the local environment and residents’ enjoyment of it.”

Residents who want to report the dumping of rubbish or fouling of pavements can call the council’s enforcement services on 020 8489 5230.

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