Haringey Council

Call 020 8489 0000

Haringey London Borough Council is the council that oversees services for residents of the Haringey area of Greater London.  It is based in the Town Hall in Wood Green and was created in 1963 from three former councils – Hornsey Borough Council, Tottenham Borough Council and Wood Green Borough Council.

There are plenty of services on offer from the local council for residents and for businesses.  These range from collecting council tax and arranging benefit payments to providing houses, job vacancies and environmental services such as rubbish collection and recycling.  They also look after schools and leisure services.

There are 19 wards, each with three councillors representing it:

  1. Alexandra
  2. Bounds Green
  3. Bruce Grove
  4. Crouch End
  5. Fortis Green
  6. Harringay
  7. Highgate
  8. Hornsey
  9. Muswell Hill
  10. Noel Park
  11. Northumberland Park
  12. Seven Sisters
  13. St Ann’s
  14. Stroud Green
  15. Tottenham Green
  16. Tottenham Hale
  17. West Green
  18. White Hart Lane
  19. Woodside

Contacting the council

You can use either the telephone or the internet to get in touch with the council and find out about services.  The website is available 24 hours a day, so you can access it whenever you want, and it can be found at https://www.haringey.gov.uk.  You can also great an online account to pay for things like council tax, business rates or house rent.

The Customer Contact Centre is available from 9 am until 5 pm weekdays but is closed weekends and Bank Holidays.  There is an automated payment line that can be used at any time to make a payment on 0300 4560520. There is also an out of hours emergency number when the centre is closed on 020 8489 0000.

Different departments also have their own contact numbers.  Some common examples include:

  • Building control 020 8489 5504 (option 1)
  • Children Social Care – 020 8489 4592
  • Council tax – 020 8489 3557
  • Environmental services – 020 8489 1335
  • Housing Benefit – 020 8489 2800
  • Housing services – 020 8489 1000 (option 6 then 2)
  • Planning – 020 8489 5504 (option 2)
  • School admissions – 020 8489 1000 (options 5 then 2)

You can also ring the Veolia Haringey Contact Centre for waste and recycling queries on 020 885 7700.