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Dumping on the pavement outside 7 White Hart Lane N17

Dumping on the pavement outside 7 White Hart Lane N17

16 April 2019.

Tottenham has some lovely old buildings. This is 7 White Hart Lane N17.

The house is a Grade II listed Georgian building. An attractive asset for Tottenham - apart from the regular dumping of rubbish outside.

Since 2007 I've been photographing the dumping and reporting it to Haringey Council. I've put my photos of 7 White Hart Lane in this Flickr photo album.

Years ago I was very naive. I thought they'd find out who was dumping and bring it to an end. I assumed that such dumping wouldn't be tolerated in the posh streets in Muswell Hill or Crouch End where Haringey Council Leaders live.

On 5 March 2007 Haringey replied that three out of five piles of bags were dumped. But that two others were "designated refuse collection points".

It's not difficult to see the stupidity of such an arrangement. There is "officially approved" trash piles on the pavement. Other people observe this waste regularly collected by the Council's contractors. So they add their unofficial crud. The pile is renewed, grows bigger, and more frequent.

Also in 2007, ward councillor Sheila Peacock suggested that at least some of the rubbish may have come from shops, or flats above shops in the rear of the alleyway at the side of Number 7.


§ In England a building's "listing" shows it is on a statutory register of buildings of "special architectural or historic interest".
Grade I means "of exceptional interest". Grade II* means "particularly important buildings of more than special interest". Grade II is for buildings of "special interest".

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Photo taken @ London on 16 April 2019 (© Alan Stanton / Flickr)

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