Flytippers dump demolished kitchen on Wanstead Flats off Lakehouse Road in Wanstead

The remains of a demolished kitchen which have been dumped on Wanstead Flats

The remains of a kitchen dumped on Wanstead Flats

First published in Your Local Areas East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

WALKERS who set out to enjoy a morning stroll on Wanstead Flats were dismayed to find a mountain of rubble in their way.

Professional magician Martyn Rowland and his girlfriend Cassandra Crouch were taking their dog Lily for her morning walk when they came across the remains of a kitchen which had been dumped in the playing fields off Lakehouse Road in Wanstead.

Mr Rowland, 34, said: “We couldn’t believe how much rubbish there was, it really is an enormous pile.

“It is shocking to see something like this, really, really terrible.

“I don’t know if someone has hired a dodgy company in good faith or just dumped it themselves.

“Either way if they are found they should be given a massive fine.”

“They must have got onto the site from the track opposite Belgrave Road.”

Mr Rowland called Waltham Forest Council, Redbridge and the City of London Corporation to try and get the rubbish removed.

The Magic Circle member added: “Unfortunately I can’t just make it disappear so someone else will have to.”

As of 3pm this afternoon, the rubbish had not been removed

The land is owned by the Corporation of the City of London. The Guardian has asked them for a statement.

 

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3:41pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Purely a result of the red tape ordeal in taking stuff to a tip and the prices they charge.

Now the Council will have to do remove it at four times the price.
Purely a result of the red tape ordeal in taking stuff to a tip and the prices they charge. Now the Council will have to do remove it at four times the price. Cornbeefur
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7:54pm Thu 8 Nov 12

NDevoto says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Purely a result of the red tape ordeal in taking stuff to a tip and the prices they charge.

Now the Council will have to do remove it at four times the price.
Purely? Nope. Purely fly tipping. blatantly criminal illegal activity, nothing else. You don't see legit builders etc doing this.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Purely a result of the red tape ordeal in taking stuff to a tip and the prices they charge. Now the Council will have to do remove it at four times the price.[/p][/quote]Purely? Nope. Purely fly tipping. blatantly criminal illegal activity, nothing else. You don't see legit builders etc doing this. NDevoto
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11:38am Fri 9 Nov 12

E17_er says...

Having done it myself hiring a skip through the registered skip providers scheme is as complicated as making a phone call.

I.e. not very complicated.

The skip providers then take the waste away. No red tape ordeal.Costs very little.

As NDevoto says this is just pure criminal behaviour.
Having done it myself hiring a skip through the registered skip providers scheme is as complicated as making a phone call. I.e. not very complicated. The skip providers then take the waste away. No red tape ordeal.Costs very little. As NDevoto says this is just pure criminal behaviour. E17_er
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12:33pm Fri 9 Nov 12

SXH says...

NDevoto / E17_er i agree with you both, living near the area, this has been going on for years. its difficult to catch them.
NDevoto / E17_er i agree with you both, living near the area, this has been going on for years. its difficult to catch them. SXH
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2:02pm Fri 9 Nov 12

LakeBreeze says...

Terrible lack of respect for our green spaces. Scum.
Terrible lack of respect for our green spaces. Scum. LakeBreeze
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11:24am Sat 10 Nov 12

DogandDuck says...

If anyone sees flytippers in the act then report them to the Forest Rangers on 020 8532 1010 it is a 24 hour number.

The cost of landfill (and skips) has rocketed so there will be more flytipping then ever.
If anyone sees flytippers in the act then report them to the Forest Rangers on 020 8532 1010 it is a 24 hour number. The cost of landfill (and skips) has rocketed so there will be more flytipping then ever. DogandDuck
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10:49pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Maybe it is Art?
Maybe it is Art? Cornbeefur
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