Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Progress on rubbish and fly-tipping outside Keen's Close, Mitcham Lane
We talked to local residents in the Close, and it turns out this has been a problem for years.
Lambeth have said that they won't clear it as it is not their responsibility.
Our investigations revealed that L&Q Group actually have responsibility for the land, as they manage the Close. We therefore contacted them and discussed various options. In the meantime they have come down to clear the area several times, although the rubbish has quickly built up again afterwards.
They have now been in touch to say they have a budget to landscape the area and plant shrubs. This hopefully will prevent fly-tipping in the future and further rubbish and waste accumulating there. We'll post an update when it is done, and see whether it does the trick.
[Update 17/6/2013 The area has now been planted with shrubs see here ]