Don’t forget there is a special bin collection in some parts of South Tottenham this Monday morning as part of Haringey’s Passover arrangements.
Some local residents may not be aware the council is conducting a consultation until this Thursday on the special rules that allow roof extensions in the Gladesmore area of South Tottenham.
A letter was supposedly sent out by the council but many (yours truly for instance) did not receive it.
You can read the latest plans online, or offer your views on whether the current rules are having a positive or detrimental effect on the character of local streets.
The documentation and are short questionnaire are available on the council’s website under south tottenham house extensions.
Be quick though: all responses need to be received by 5pm on Thursday 28 February.
Some people saw the move towards increased recycling but fortnight “black bin” refuse collections as a reduction in service. As I argued at the time it was introduced, anything that supports recycling is to be encouraged. I like my new recycling bin, although anecdotally take-up still needs enhanced education and information to residents – including doorstep visits and information in translation.
However, disenchantment could easily set in if when a fortnightly collection is not fortnightly, and weekly recycling is not weekly.
Haringey and their refuse contractors Veolia are rolling out new collection arrangements in South Tottenham.
The changes will improve recycling, with large dedicated wheelie bins collected weekly. However, non recycled waste will only be collected fortnightly. Garden and kitchen waste collections will be unchanged.
There is also an expanded bulky waste collection service, with many items collected free.