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Dog mess, glass and pavement pizza's!

Local Conversations in West Ham

KMD
I am disgusted with the state of the streets around Stratford.   I have never seen so much dog mess. broken glass and pools of vomit around the place. 

I walk my dog in West Ham Park everyday, it is one of the few safe green spaces around here, there are three designated garden areas opposite Sainsbury's on Romford Road where local residents USED to be able to walk their dogs, very handy because you could let the dog off the lead as they are gated.  Now, they are no go areas, there is broken glass, all sorts of disgusting rubbish, dog and human mess too.  A real health hazard for all.

I did let Newham Council know about this and I saw last week two council workers who were picking up stuff with the grab sticks, they missed out the other two gardens so the problems are still there.  I have no complaint whatsoever about the street cleaners here, they do a fantastic job in all weathers but they are only doing the main areas, the problem area's are the back streets especially those leading to West Ham Park.

When you are walking along, you have to walk with your head down especially in the dark so you don't stand in anything.  My dog nearly stood on a bottle neck the other day, just flung down onto the pavement.  There are little children out and about on the new Christmas toys like roller skates or pushing dolls in prams, it would be awful if they got hurt by all the glass that is laying around.

There is supposed to be a high level of unemployment so surely it would make sense to put an ad in the Job Centre for workers to glove up and get the local area cleaned up.  I am not bothered about getting my hands dirty but don't see why I should have to clear up behind those who could not care less.  Would also be good if there were more waste bins around so dog mess in bags as well as other rubbish could be binned, no excuses then!  As for the pavement pizza's, ;earn that too much alcohol and fresh air does not mix!!!

Wondering what other people think of it, I wasn't born in the area, I lived by the sea, so am I expecting too much to want clean and safe pavements?  Does everyone else just accept that this is London and it is a dirty place? 
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