Are there enough bins in Brockley?

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Residents at the last Brockley Local Assembly highlighted the lack of public bins in Brockley as a problem and the Council has offered to consult more widely on this issue, to see if the rest of Brockley agrees.

They have created an online survey about local litter hotspots and would appreciate you taking the time to fill it in, to say whether you think it's a problem and - if so - where new bins are most needed.

Please click here to take the survey.

12 comments:

The Cat Man said...

We need more Bins outside the shops on Mantle Road.

Steve said...

I seem to live in a litter vortex whereby all the packaging from food puchased in Crofton Park high st ends up in my front yard. Im not that bothered really as its in keeping with the rest of the street - its just a strange phenomenon.

Tressilliana said...

There are plenty of bins. The problem is with people who don't grasp the no doubt very advanced technique of holding on to your rubbish until you come to a bin rather than dropping it on the street or the park as you walk along.

Brockley Kate said...

That survey is a bit mis-placed because it only relates to 'street bins', not to all types of rubbish disposal. My main complaint is all the bags of rubbish left out on Brockley Rd pavements, which the foxes then get at and scatter everywhere. What's needed to sort this out is stricter enforcement of commercial waste disposal rules and provision of more commercial waste bins for the shopkeepers to use. But the survey doesn't cover these types of problems.

max said...

Tressiliana, there are also some superior minds that manage to drop their rubbish on the pavement despite standing just in front of a bin. I saw it with my own eyes.

drakefell debaser said...

yeah it is not so much the lack of bins - I think Lewisham is well served in this respect - but the clowns that cannot / choose not to use them.

It is not uncommon to see someone throw accumulated crap out of their car windows whilst waiting at the traffic lights either.

Lewisham needs to tackle peoples attitudes to litter first and rustle up some borough pride or something. Difficult but not impossible.

And how does a metal bin cost £1000? Seems excessive to me.

Lou Baker said...

Somewhere in Lewisham's HQ there are bureaucrats paid lots of money to conduct pointless research like this 'bin survey'.

Sack them and spend the money you save on bins. Problem solved.

Ladywell Borders said...

Lets not forget all the lovely residents of Lewisham that leave their old mattresses, appliances, prams, household goods, tvs, clothes, shoes and more on Morley Road and behind the Library in the misguided belief that it's the tip.
P.S. Steve, my front yard is also affected by the same strange phenomenon.

Tressillian James said...

And my front wall seems to think it is a pub bar and collects empty beer, cider, soft drinks cans weekly..

Headhunter said...

I have to agree with Ladywell Borders, the fly tipping in Brockley and probably the wider Lewisham area is awful. At any time on Manor Ave there are usually a couple of matresses, a few old tyres, a broken down piece of furniture etc dumped in various places. I think of all the places I have lived fly tipping is worse here than anywhere. Not sure what could be done about it...

Anonymous said...

Geoffrey Road also has a dumping area which regularly attracts mattresses and the other week five doors. Reporting fly tipping via the Love Lewisham website where you can send a photo and a moan susually results in a tidy up by the next day. If you visit it note that the Deptford Community wardens regularly report graffitti and fly tipping - where are Brockley's?

Anonymous said...

Sure they're not freecycling? I've left allsorts out on the pavement - sometimes with a note if the item looks ambiguous - always goes within minutes.

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