Al­most all of us are against fly­tip­ping

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - CLLR JANET GARD­NER Botwell Ward Coun­cil­lor Lon­don Bor­ough of Hilling­don

SIGHTS like this will be­come rarer as we head fur­ther into au­tumn and be­yond, but shows us what to look for­ward to next year.

Reader Sarah Bet­teridge took this photo, which she de­scribes AS Botwell ward’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives at Hilling­don Coun­cil we are as frus­trated as many res­i­dents with the lit­ter and fly­tip­ping in our area.

Ev­ery time we see a black bag on the pave­ment, piles of aban­doned rub­bish etc, we re­port it but as soon as it’s re­moved more ap­pears.

We can­not fathom the mind­set of res­i­dents who think its ac­cept­able to just dump their rub­bish any­where.

We tour the whole of the ward at least three times a month pick­ing up all man­ner of prob­lems and re­port­ing them straight away. as the end of the sum­mer blooms, in her Hayes gar­den.

If you have a pic­ture to share with read­ers, email it to steve. bax@trin­i­tymir­ and we'll use it here.

We also chal­lenge any­one we see dump­ing rub­bish, we some­times don’t get a po­lite re­ply but the rub­bish is taken back to where it came from.

We have weekly ward surg­eries where dumped rub­bish can be re­ported and of­ten is, and we are able to email the prob­lem to the rel­e­vant depart­ment then and there.

If you are some­one who dumps rub­bish in the street, DON’T... show some pride in the area you live, we have reg­u­lar rub­bish col­lec­tions, and bulky items can be re­moved if you ring the civic and make ar­range­ments for col­lec­tion.

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