Despite frequent warnings and the regular issue of Penalty Charge Notices, a popular residential area near the Seven Sisters area in The London Borough of Haringey continued to be blighted by irresponsible parking, highway obstructions and discarded waste. Working closely with its partner, NSL, the Council recently completed a concerted enforcement operation over a two day period to address the issues and improve safety and accessibility for local residents.
“For far too long, the selfish and inconsiderate behaviour of just a few people was making the lives of many local residents a misery and posing serious public safety risks,” says Pam Slater, NSL’s Client Account Manager. “No-one wants to see discarded waste, people flagrantly ignoring parking regulations and vehicles being repaired on a public highway – especially when such activities are right on the doorstep of their homes. With the offenders ignoring all previous attempts to address the situation and encourage them to change their behaviours, it was clear that decisive and co-ordinated action needed to be taken.”
A joint operation was mounted by the borough’s Parking Services Team, Tactical Enforcement Team, Street Enforcement Team, Partnership Policing Team, and NSL, to overcome the problems caused by unlawfully parked vehicles, waste disposal, highway obstructions and unlawful vehicle maintenance work. The operation resulted in 3 commercial vans and six private cars being removed to the borough’s vehicle pound and the issue of 17 Penalty Charge Notices and 4 Enforcement Notices. Two private businesses were also warned and given one week to remove waste materials or face being served with a Community Protection Notice, and one individual was warned about his future conduct in running an unlawful business and obstructing the highway. Owing to the success of this initiative, targeted enforcement operations will continue at this location for the foreseeable future.
“We’re delighted that the outcomes of this carefully co-ordinated tactical exercise have been so positive,” continued Mrs Slater. “The impact was immediate and has made a huge difference to the lives of local residents. Indeed, the local community was very supportive of our actions and I’m delighted that the offenders have at last adopted a more responsible and considerate behaviour.”
NSL carries out the removal of nuisance vehicles contract for the London Borough of Haringey and has worked in partnership with the Council since 2014.
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