Measures which have curbed anti-social behaviour to be extended by Haringey Council

By Russ Lawrence in Local People

The success of tough powers in curbing anti-social behaviour in a part of south Tottenham plagued by it could be extended for another three years by Haringey Council.

It introduced a Public Space Protection Order last summer in 18 roads surrounding Wickes DIY store in Seven Sisters Road-a well-known gathering place for labourers looking to be hired for casual building work.

The non-toleration zone bans drinking of alcohol or urinating the street, obstructing or approaching passers-by for casual labour or gathering in groups and those who breach the order are liable for a £1,000 fine or £100 fixed penalty notice.

It was overwhelmingly backed by residents and local businesses,

More than 95 warnings have been issued by police since the order was introduced and although incidents of anti-social behaviour have been reduced police and the council believe extending the duration of the order is the best way of achieving a long-term solution.

Cllr Eugene Ayisi, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “These measures have helped us to make South Tottenham a cleaner and safer place for those who live and work there, but we know there is more still to do,” said Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Eugene Ayisi.

“Extending the PSPO will allow us to continue our work with the police to patrol the area and take tough action against anyone found to be making life a misery for local people,” she added.

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