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  • Finsbury Park landlord gets hefty fine for illegal conversion

    By JulieGK at 20:05 on 06/11/12
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    A Finsbury Park landlord has been ordered to pay £15,495 after he unlawfully converted a house into nine flats. Mr Andreas Antoniades, of Hornsey Park Road, first converted the house in Woodstock Road, Finsbury Park, into nine flats in 2011 without planning permission. The council asked him to return the property back into a single house later that year, which he did. Subsequent inspections in 2012 found the house being...
  • Council to freeze its element of council tax in 2013

    By JulieGK at 23:45 on 27/10/12
    Haringey Council has announced that it will freeze its council tax element next year.
    Finsbury Park council tax: Haringey Council has announced that it will freeze its council tax element next year. The commitment, announced on Friday, means a fourth consecutive year of council tax freeze in Haringey and underlines the council's commitment to supporting squeezed families. The decision comes in the wake of figures released by the Office for National Statistics that revealed incomes have fallen by an average of 13% since...
  • RE: muggings in Finsbury Park

    By RichardChaney at 20:07 on 20/01/12
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    It is a shame that when I got mugged that night (I am the man who is in his 20s) I got two rather sarcastic police officers turn up at my home and not even bother to go back to the park despite it being only ten minuets after everything happened. I was later admitted to hospital after being beatten by these guys for about 10mins; I was kicked and punched in the head. It felt like these officers were only going through the motions and...
  • North London good for potholes, bad for litter - AA survey

    By LiseS at 11:15 on 17/02/11
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    A survey conducted by the AA using the observations of 1,912 of its members has found that North London has the second fewest potholes in the UK. The happy results found that postcodes in North London ranked second behind only West London for potholes 6" or more in diameter counted by volunteers. Potholes were one of the concerns most frequently raised by road users across the UK - and with good reason, as unpatched potholes...
  • Make sure you use your food waste bin!

    By LiseS at 15:33 on 15/02/11
    Edgar Ramos-Diogo, Cllr Paul Smith and Dave Heather compost Canonbury Gardens
    Both Islington and Haringey councils have recently started rolling out Food Waste collections and are keen to make sure that residents understand how to use their new bins. Meat, fish, teabags, coffee grounds and scrap food from plates can all be recycled, as well as vegetables, fruit and even old pasta and rice.  Last year (2009/2010) more than 3,000 tons of food waste were collected in Islington and turned into compost, for use...

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