Lockable gates to stop fly-tipping
Lockable gates will be installed at a fly-tipping blackspot in the city centre.
The walk-through area next to Waterstones book store in Rose Lane, leading to Margaret’s Street, has long-been targeted by litter louts.
Gates funded by the city coun- cil and Canterbury BID will now be fitted to the St Margaret’s Street entrance by the end of spring.
It is hoped they will deter people from entering the area, which is protected by a vehicle barrier on the Rose Lane side.
BID chief executive Bob Jones said: “There are long-standing issues because there’s open access to the spot.
“Fitting the gates and locking them at night will deter people from going in there.
“It’s something that will make a difference to the community.”
Rubbish at the open space next to Waterstones in Rose Lane