Waltham Forest Council has cleared a street of bags of concrete after complaints about fly-tipping from residents

Brian Reeves

Brian Reeves

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A Walthamstow street has been cleared of bags of rubble left by fly-tippers which prevented residents from using the pavement outside their homes.

People living in Barclay Road have complained about ‘constant’ fly-tipping in their area in recent months and were ‘shocked’ when they saw Kier staff leave bags of rubbish on their road, earlier this month.

Waltham Forest Council confirmed that the bags were collected last Monday and explained why they were not taken.

A spokesman said: “The bags are large tonne bags full of hard-core, they need to be collected by a specialist lifting lorry.”

A supervisor was contacted and the bags collected on Monday.

Brian Reeves, 63, has called for the council to change their approach to tackle fly-tipping which he said is plaguing nearby streets.

Fly-tipping costs the council around £1.5m a year despite free bulky waste collection in the borough.

Enforcement officers do patrol fly-tipping hotspots and gather evidence to help prosecute anyone who fly-tips in the borough, according to the council.

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12:36pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is typical Council mentality. It is like the Spanish Inquisition if you take stuff to a dump with a hired or borrowed van, they just won't let you in and accuse you of being 'trade'. . People take the easy choice and dump it anywhere. If you ring the council they need you to 'describe' it and when they turn up to dumped rubbish they make any old excuse not to take it.

Waltham Forest is the pits when it comes to this type of litter, have a look around the Bakers Arms.
This is typical Council mentality. It is like the Spanish Inquisition if you take stuff to a dump with a hired or borrowed van, they just won't let you in and accuse you of being 'trade'. . People take the easy choice and dump it anywhere. If you ring the council they need you to 'describe' it and when they turn up to dumped rubbish they make any old excuse not to take it. Waltham Forest is the pits when it comes to this type of litter, have a look around the Bakers Arms. Villagecranberry
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