A mess near trains down by Arica

Arica Road resident Suzy grows restless. She says:

"This is the view on a weekly basis outside the new flats that have just gone up beside Brockley Station on Meadow Drive, off St Norbert's Road. It is really poor and pretty disgusting! I want the Council to take action and it would be good to raise some support via this site, to show that it's a persistent problem."

UPDATE: In response to the tweets about this subject, Lewisham Council responded:

18 comments:

anonymous said...

Everyone go on to twitter now and send a flytipping complaint to @lewishamcouncil and @Envirolewisham. I'm sick of seeing this sort of crap on our streets.

se4ldn said...

I tend to shame them on Twitter but also use Love Lewisham website to submit photo proof and location. Usually death with within a few hours.

JPM said...

This is so typical of the council which gets developers to tick boxes purely as a means of granting planning:
INCREASE IN TRAFFIC: no car spaces needed because near station
Highways: no objection in principle
REFUSE: there will be a communal area for bins, etc
Grant permission

Brockleylion said...

Can I just point out that this is not Arica rd it is the meadow drive on st norberts rd.

Brockley Nick said...

By all means point that out, but do not for one second think that I am changing the headline, which is one of the puns I am most proud of.

Danja said...

Ouch Nick, that's a painful one. And an earworm I can do without.

BarCar said...

Isn't this private property? Not sure why it's the council's fault/problem. Not that fly-tipping isn't an issue - but just not sure you are targeting the right organisation.

Headhunter said...

I don't get the pun, I know having to explain a joke kills it but would you mind illuminating me?

Brockley Nick said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdBcfRhzzAA

Brockley Nick said...

Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdBcfRhzzAA

LT said...

If it is private property managed by a housing association then good luck getting them to do anything about it. Sill waiting for our housing association (Family Mosaic) to repair 2 holes in the roof that have been letting water in for 10 months!
Rubbish attracts rubbish and as these refuse chambers are so visible I suspect others are also leaving their rubbish here.

BarCar said...

I think the best you could hope for from the council is that they serve notice on the land owner if there is an ongoing risk of pest or other environmental impact. They almost certainly aren't going to clean it up. See http://www.tacklingflytipping.com/landowners/.

Westsider said...

Not the best advert for the West Side

Lep Recorn said...

I must be getting too old - I still don't get it.
Can anyone explain??

Monkeyboy said...

i used to have a flat in a mansion block, the bin store was too small so the bags stacked up, in moved the foxes and rats. sounds like the developers need to build a bigger store.

Headhunter said...

"The poor"? Ooooh, I'm suprised no one has flamed you for that!

terrencetrentderby said...

I am too.
Nothing like walking past a soiled mattress and broken bin bags on your way to work. I also love it when small items and bags are dumped right next to large bins with space to fit them in.

Lep Recorn said...

Ahhhhhhhh - thanks :-)

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