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Saturday 6th September 2014: This issue has been signposted by so many people for so long (pre-opening) to so many councillors and council officers yet so far incapable of resolution! We are told they are “working on a new approach to tackling these problems”. I understand trade refuse may only be put out within strict time limits; likewise domestic on the day of collection – otherwise subject to a fine. Just what is the problem in getting these bins – rubbish magnets – out of sight plus some street cleansing? Could take a leaf out of Croydon’s book which posts clear warnings, are also very vigilant and levy hefty fines (up to £50,000).
I’m not sure I really get the Tweet thing but there is a NAG Tweet on this! If you’re into this stuff, check it out by clicking top left Twitter link, Retweet it, and become a follower…
This is clearly council enforcement and street cleaning territory. But just who is going to take responsibility, use their authority and get it sorted? Perhaps vocal public comments will hasten results.
Update - 9th September 2014: We did it! Or coincidence? Rubbish removed, but area still needs enhancing. Come to our meeting on Wednesday 1st October when the state of our streets will be the main topic, with councillors and council officer present to inform and listen.
Update - 28th September 2015: On Monday 5th October NAG is hosting a public meeting with council officials on The State of Our Streets, one year after the last public meeting on this very subject. Discussions on progress and lack of progress, old problems and fresh issues. Venue The Salvation Army hall, 246 Norwood Road, SE27 9AW at 7pm.