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Thursday, 2 June 2016

People of #Tolworth once again cry foul after #Kingston council refuses to clamp down on fly tippers

This is the scene in Broadoaks, just a few weeks after residents and business owners had another mass clean up.

The road, which runs behind the busy Tolworth Broadway, is privately owned by business owners, and so the council has "washed its hands of it."

Yet, people who live in the street are asking why they should pay the amount of council tax they do if their rubbish is left uncollected along with the fly tip mess.

Among the items left out this morning were soiled nappies, a soiled mattress, beer cans and a fridge.

A spokesman for environmental health told us "it's nothing to do with us, you would need to contact land registry to see who owns that part of the road."

However, the building where a large amount of fly tipping has occured, has been empty for a number of years.

Residents believe the area is such a notorious dumping ground, that people come from all over to get rid of their waste without fear of prosecution.

They also say the council's "fly tippers will be prosecuted signs" are laughable, and the fact the signs are there, prove the council is aware it has to take some responsibility.

Business owners along the road claim they do clean their areas, but as soon as they do, the fly tippers move in again.

They are blaming the council's permit arrangements at the borough's dump.

One resident, who wished not to be named, told us "some items are not accepted, so what't the easiest thing to do with them? dump them in a private road. This has been happening for 12 years. During the council elections, the Conservatives promised if they took over from the Liberal Democrats, they would find a solution. That was a lie."

When Radio Jackie asked the council if the road could be sealed off with barriers at each end, we were told in theory yes, but the council would "probably then add double yellow lines, so the exercise would be pointless."
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 10:39 am  

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