TOWN SO UN­TIDY

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Opinion -

WITH the coun­cil elec­tions fast ap­proach­ing we have scoured the elec­tion pro­pa­ganda de­liv­ered and pub­lished, and searched the pro­files to find any can­di­date who is pre­pared to take a stance on ac­tu­ally clean­ing up our town.

We re­fer to the con­stant illegal verge dump­ing, lit­ter and dump­ing of shop­ping trol­leys. We be­gan when we moved to the area, as we no­ticed how bad it was, by phon­ing the coun­cil. It could not do any­thing un­less it had proof of the dumper.

We called City of South Perth and City of Stir­ling to ask about their poli­cies and they are able and do warn and then fine peo­ple for illegal verge dump­ing.

Upon ad­vis­ing the Town of Vic­to­ria Park of these poli­cies, it said it was go­ing to put warn­ing letters in homes of re­peat of­fend­ers. This was promis­ing, un­til we wit­nessed a ranger drive straight past verge dump­ing in our street.

In the hope of hav­ing more im­pact, we be­gan send­ing photos of par­tic­u­larly bad in­stances in our street alone to the Town via Face­book.

Af­ter a few of these posts, we were given the num­ber of the Town em­ployee re­spon­si­ble for these rub­bish col­lec­tions who as­sured us if we sent photos to him of bad of­fences he would en­sure they were dealt with.

In­deed they were af­ter each of our com­mu­ni­ca­tions, once again only of our im­me­di­ate area, but we soon no­ticed no ac­tion was taken verge de­tec­tives, merely col­lect­ing the dumped items was hav­ing no ef­fect with­out reper­cus­sions so we ceased.

There­fore, in a last-pitched ef­fort to find a coun­cil or fu­ture coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive who will clean up our Town to main­tain the value of our prop­er­ties, we pho­tographed in­stances only this week and only in the small sec­tion of our street be­tween Albany High­way and Ber­wick Street on our side alone.

Septem­ber 12 and 13 were the last of­fi­cial waste set out dates. There were many photos to down­load. PHIL and WENDY GRIMBLY, 44A Can­ter­bury Ter­race, East Vic­to­ria Park.

Un­less we no­ti­fied him. Not only were we be­ing used as unof­fi­cial rub­bish rangers and

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