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Neighbours ‘disgusted’ by fly-tipping in Seven Kings

PUBLISHED: 17:05 02 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:05 02 October 2015

Amar Malde's snap of the rubbish dumped near his home. Picture: Amar Malde

Amar Malde's snap of the rubbish dumped near his home. Picture: Amar Malde

Archant

A man frustrated by fly-tipping is calling for change after he photographed a “disgusting” scene near his home.

Amar Malde, of Cambridge Road, Seven Kings, wants more to be done to tackle the problem after a bin was left overflowing with rubbish on his street.

“It’s happening again and again – it shouldn’t be like this,” he said.

“It’s a horrible place and there’s a lot of rats too – it’s disgusting. The demography has changed here and nobody cares about the area anymore.

“It’s not convenient for anyone living in the area and the council needs to do more.”

Redbridge Council enforcement officers cleared the site shortly.

A council spokesman said: “We know that residents care deeply about fly tipping and clean streets, that’s why we’ve made tackling this issue one of our priorities.

“As well as a hard-hitting public campaign we’ve introduced a new free bulky waste collection so our residents can get large items taken away with no charge.

“In addition to this we have recently changed our policies allowing us to put pictures of suspected fly tippers on our website so we can appeal for names and details of those we wish to talk to in relation to these crimes.

“The council usually reacts very quickly to reports of fly tipping and we cleared the area, the green waste bins which were full of bulky items were also emptied.”

Is fly-tipping a problem in your area? Email ajay.nair@archant.co.uk with pictures.


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