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PICTURED: Council slammed as overflowing bin causes anger in Bromley North
ANGRY Bromley locals were faced with an overflowing bin outside Bromley North station this morning (August 21).
The bin was so full rubbish was spilling all over the street, as captured in this photograph posted by Facebook group Bromley Town Gossip.
The group told News Shopper: "Tweedy Road, outside Bromley North Station. Does Bromley council really care about Bromley North?
"Millions being spent on road improvements in the town, more millions being spent on redevelopment of the Bromley South area.
"Hundreds of angry visitors to the town given £80 fines for dropping cigarette butts, but a bin is allowed to overflow like this.
"This not only attracts vermin but on the arterial route into Bromley is not a good introduction to the town for people alighting buses or trains."
Executive councillor for environment Colin Smith said: "When persons unknown insist on effectively jamming the litter bins full with their own trade waste, rather than simple litter, it stops the bin being used by everyone else and that is precisely what happened in this instance.
"Ramming trade waste into a litter bin is illegal and where there is enough evidence to prosecute, and the CCTV tapes are being reviewed in this case, then we will.
"If passers by come across a street problem, rather than simply blaming the council, in this case completely incorrectly, it would help everyone if the problem was actually reported to enable it to be cleared away at the earliest possible opportunity and the easiest way to do this is via our website."
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