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Why are people still dumping rubbish and beds etc; on the street? Why are they making thier homes look like dirty dumps by leaving rubbish in their gardens? These people are letting the rest of us down. They only have to ring the council 0208 430 2000 and they will pick up big items. We are lucky that we have a council that doesn't charge for this service in Newham. The good people living in this area must start to complain to their neighbours and also report it to the council if they see anyone dumping rubbish or flytipping, these people can be fined a lot of money. Hopefully if we all complain we will be living in a nicer area. The people who dump rubbish complain about foxes, rats and mice but they are encouraging them by being throwing thier rubbish on the street!

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Daphne F
yes its not only dumping / some people who buy the council homes se em to not bother about the state of there gardens,espec ailly there hedges, all going rotten, falling on to the path where you have to walk down, some are let out. & the agents dont bother to see to the front of these houses.,full of weeds & rubbish. what an eyesore  some are, dont like to walk near them,
Daphne F
i see the council dosent inform us in the P OST PAPER  now when we have collections over xmas, as our recycle one is due tuesday, so do we get it collected monday i wonder, any info,
Linda B
Well, its all of our responsibility to report anything like this to the council. If we don't report it will just carry on. You can report it online on the Newham Council Website or by telepone 0208 430 2000 and you don't have to give your name. They give you a reference number so you can chase it up if you need to. I have never had a problem, they always deal with it.
Daphne F
thanks linda. but is that ok for dagenham residents.
Linda B
Ok, I'm not sure. It should be as they have similar problems. I would ask your local Environmental Health Department. Failing that you should contact your local MP about any problems. They might be able to help you (especially if they want to be re elected!)
Path P
This is the biggest problem for all of us. The way to understand this problem is each one of us has to do a bit of cleaning. At home our kids mess up the house and we mum or dad clean their mess and eventually when they grow up in life they KNOW it is bad.This is how I feel and this approach works for me. I have been doing this around Colvin road last 3 months and happy to see it is working. If you need to talk to me please do give me a call on 07956473179
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Abid
Hopefully Licensing Landlord properties will help to an extent-especially in relation to rubbish dumped in front gardens. I have taken to writing to Stephen Timms (CC the Mayor and Newham CEO) who advised me that the Enforcement team would investigate. Anytime i see rubbish i report it online instantly. There needs to be a strong deterrent-in the form of fines and imprisonment.
Linda B
Well done for reporting it. More people need to report flytipping and rubbish in gardens. If we put up with it, it will go on. You should also give as much detail as possible, like car/van registration numbers and descriptions of the offenders. Also report it quickly so any evidence won't be lost or destroyed. If we all do this our borough will look much better and make life better and more pleasant for everyone. Remember any information you give is kept confidential.
Linda B
Path P - Glad to see you take this issue seriously but I think you have it slightly wrong with the kids. If you clear up after them all the time they learn that if they make a mess someone else cleans it up. You don't have to make them do it all every time (depending on their ages) but they should clean up and/or not drop rubbish in the first place. Its never too young to learn responsibility. They should use a bin in the house and outside too. Its a good habit to teach them. I have had some teenagers say to me that if they drop rubbish it gives the road sweeper a job. NO! it just makes the road sweeper's job harder and makes the area look a dump! Well done for cleaning up Colvin road.
Path P
Linda B- Thank you for your kind note and the appreciation. The way I fell is everthing starts from ME and my HOME
That is why someone said Home is a sweet Home.End of the day it is our feeling not the learning works well in life.Thanks again
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Linda B
Path P - Not quite sure what you are trying to say? If you mean learning starts in your home you are quite right. Its up to parents to teach responsibility and to teach kids its not for others to clear up thier mess. Some parents don't do that and that's why we have problems with teenagers, parents do everything for them and they don't learn that they are responsible for their actions. Unfortunately they grow into adults still thinking and believing its other people's responsibility to clean up after them. I know because I teach teenagers and adults in college. Responsibility and respect for your environment and others doesn't end at the street door. If we don't instill that in our children we end up living in a dump.
Fred B
To Linda B. We here in our street have the same problem, with domestic waste also a percentage of trade waste,from one or other shops within the vicinity.  The council have been told. Remember just before the Olympics, the council had a purge getting people to tidy up the front gardens, to get rid of unsightly rubbish , with a threat of a fine should it not be done.YES?Well I did tackle the councils plastic police men they promised me it would be put on the computer system.(ha ha ha ) and that they would look into it.(ha ha ha ) Trade waste has been reduced by not a lot. Domestic waste up at the moment a lot. Well its Christmas poor darlings do not want it on there back yard the Foxes might pull it apart, AS they do with the rubbish on the street corner. the consequence is on a windy day it's all over the place.. As far as I can make out the matter has not been dealt with Not been any followed up by the council. One other issue.  Folk from a certain shop take liberties by using that bit of the street as a urinal also on at least two occasions I have stepped over human feces. Again it has been reported . No one is interested that is my opinion  to date..
Linda B
Fred B -  this sounds very serious to me. I don't know exactly what area you are in but..... Firstly if its trade waste they have  a particular responsibility. Do you know which trade is dumping this rubbish? if you do get in contact with the trade licensing in your area. If you don't know the licensing contacts then get in touch with  your local councellor who will be able to find out for you. Secondly the people from the shop, if you can catch them on camera so much the better but again this is an issue for environmental health as human waste is a health risk (far more risky than dog waste as human diseases generally are passed from human to human, there are not many diseases that cross infect species). Definately an issue for environmental health and I would ask them to specifically visit the shop to explain the problem. It might be that they don't have adequate toilet facilities in the shop. If they are employing people or have customers who need the use of a toilet that can be delt with by environmental health. All businesses have to have adequate toilet and handwashing facilities. If all else fails write to your local counsellor with the facts only. Failing that you could shame the shop by sending photos to the local newspaper. Good luck and don't give up, this is maddening!!!
Patricia L
Well let's have some laughter. This is the start of 2013, so I wish everyone a Happy Rubbish free New Year
Linda B
Laughter would be good. Here's to a rubbish free 2013¬
Fred B
If only it could be laugh. To most of our residents ,it is a eye sore, nuisance. Would like to point out that I am not the only person within our street to complain.Also I do have other out standing issues with the council will sort them out slow but sure this makes me look and sound like a habitual moaner I'm not.. really.
Linda B
Fred B - You are not an habitual moaner. I don't think people moan enough about the state of our streets and gardens, that's the problem we have tolerated it for too long. Just make sure you moan to the right people, the people who dump the rubbish and the council for not doing anything about it! Here's to a brighter, cleaner New Year!
Fred B
LindaB..  yer fanks me gal, av a appy new  year. As they as they around here. Where  come from.  av a gudden me ode duck. lol.

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