Campaign launched to clean up River Ching

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hale End and Highams Park councillor Darshan Sunger by some discarded rubbish Hale End and Highams Park councillor Darshan Sunger by some discarded rubbish

People tired of flytipping and litter spoiling a river have launched a campaign to clear it up.

Residents and councillors are angry at people using the River Ching as a dumping ground.

They say stretch of river and footpath between Beech Hall Road and Winchester Road in Highams Park is often covered with rubbish.

And the area between Hale End Road and Winchester Road is also said to be used as a flytipping site for household items.

Hale End and Highams Park councillor Darshan Sunger said residents had now had enough.

They have welcomed new bins along the riverside, but are calling for more to be done.

Cllr Sunger said: "It’s got disgusting with people throwing rubbish into it and flytipping all along the river. We want to do something about it and the bins are just the start.

"We’re going to organise a big clean up planned for April and we need as many people as possible.

"Also the new street cleaning contract should have a stipulation to make cleaning up the river’s edge a compulsory part of the contractor’s job." 

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1:18pm Tue 15 Jan 13

styler30 says...

Well my concern is the smell from the part of the ching besides the petrol garage at the sainsburys. I walk past it most nights the smell strong of petrol comming directly from the ching . cleaning the ching is a great idea but polution needs to be sorted out !!!
Well my concern is the smell from the part of the ching besides the petrol garage at the sainsburys. I walk past it most nights the smell strong of petrol comming directly from the ching . cleaning the ching is a great idea but polution needs to be sorted out !!! styler30

4:32pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Both go together a pile of rubbish and a rubbish Councillor who does nothing for his constituents
Both go together a pile of rubbish and a rubbish Councillor who does nothing for his constituents Cornbeefur

10:47am Wed 16 Jan 13

barbus44 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Both go together a pile of rubbish and a rubbish Councillor who does nothing for his constituents
Can't be as bad as your nauseating comments!
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Both go together a pile of rubbish and a rubbish Councillor who does nothing for his constituents[/p][/quote]Can't be as bad as your nauseating comments! barbus44

5:40pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Truth_Hurts001 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Both go together a pile of rubbish and a rubbish Councillor who does nothing for his constituents
You obviously don't live in Hale End and Higham's Park, unlike me, and are not aware of what our local councillors have done and are doing for the ward.
You only have to google Cllr Sunger's name to find out how active he is as a councillor.
You obviously don't know what you are talking about and while this councillor is busy helping his constituents all you can do is sit behind a computer and make negative and 'nauseating' comments.
How about coming out in the open about who you are and telling us what you do to help the residents of the borough rather than just moaning about those who are making the effort to make a difference in the community.
I suggest you do your research before you make baseless comments about every single story published by The Guardian. Looks like you have nothing better to do. You need to get a life.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Both go together a pile of rubbish and a rubbish Councillor who does nothing for his constituents[/p][/quote]You obviously don't live in Hale End and Higham's Park, unlike me, and are not aware of what our local councillors have done and are doing for the ward. You only have to google Cllr Sunger's name to find out how active he is as a councillor. You obviously don't know what you are talking about and while this councillor is busy helping his constituents all you can do is sit behind a computer and make negative and 'nauseating' comments. How about coming out in the open about who you are and telling us what you do to help the residents of the borough rather than just moaning about those who are making the effort to make a difference in the community. I suggest you do your research before you make baseless comments about every single story published by The Guardian. Looks like you have nothing better to do. You need to get a life. Truth_Hurts001

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