Council offers £500 reward for information on fly-tipping in Penge

Cottingham Road

Cottingham Road

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A £500 reward has been offered by Bromley Council for information about a pile of abandoned waste.

Bromley Council has responded to a complaint from Anna Webb, from Penge, who says the rubbish has been sat in Cottingham Road for “weeks” and is “increasing in size every day”.

The resident says she moved to the area 18 months ago and claims litter is regularly dumped and left for too long, adding it may even be attracting vermin after a dead rat turned up in her front garden.

Executive councillor for environment Colin Smith is encouraging anyone with evidence on the fly tipping to come forward.

He said a £500 reward would be given if the council is able to successfully prosecute the guilty party as a result.

Cllr Smith added: "The council will be serving notice on those responsible for the fly-tipped materials to require the removal of this eyesore.

“The council will then arrange clearance if it is not cleared within the statutory period (14 days will be given) and recover the costs for this from those considered to be responsible.

“We are legally required to give a reasonable time period in the notice as this is predominantly inert material and is not a threat to health.”

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12:19pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Happygolucky13 says...

This seems to be happening alot lately. Seems like people just don't care about where they live anymore. I usually see people just dumping there household rubbish in the park (Betts Park in particular). If you can buy a 50" LCD Smart TV, you should be able to dispose of the box in a suitable manner.
It's disgusting. Maybe the council need to make it clearer on what is allowed and not allowed to be thrown in the domestic bins.
This seems to be happening alot lately. Seems like people just don't care about where they live anymore. I usually see people just dumping there household rubbish in the park (Betts Park in particular). If you can buy a 50" LCD Smart TV, you should be able to dispose of the box in a suitable manner. It's disgusting. Maybe the council need to make it clearer on what is allowed and not allowed to be thrown in the domestic bins. Happygolucky13
  • Score: 8

2:03pm Tue 1 Jul 14

sarfflondonbird says...

At least Penge council are prepared to fork out some money for being told about any fly tipping in their area. Try telling the housing association that runs the area where I live and all they do is..................
...yep..............
ignore it, let alone make the effort to get rid of it, no payouts from them for the courtesy of being asked to remove such unwanted eyesores in the area. Their money is being better spent elsewhere.
At least Penge council are prepared to fork out some money for being told about any fly tipping in their area. Try telling the housing association that runs the area where I live and all they do is.................. ...yep.............. ignore it, let alone make the effort to get rid of it, no payouts from them for the courtesy of being asked to remove such unwanted eyesores in the area. Their money is being better spent elsewhere. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -2

2:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

reasonable75 says...

The stuff in the photo looks like "trade" waste from a building job

They'd rather dump it than pay to dispose of it properly
The stuff in the photo looks like "trade" waste from a building job They'd rather dump it than pay to dispose of it properly reasonable75
  • Score: 8

3:26pm Tue 1 Jul 14

white rabbit9 says...

People are being squeezed left right and centre just to survive. Don't blame them for dumping the rubbish. Idiocracy! here we come.
People are being squeezed left right and centre just to survive. Don't blame them for dumping the rubbish. Idiocracy! here we come. white rabbit9
  • Score: -6

5:12pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Boris bighead says...

If this was near Bromley , Beckenham or Chislehurst it would have been removed straight away.
If this was near Bromley , Beckenham or Chislehurst it would have been removed straight away. Boris bighead
  • Score: 3

6:22pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Gypo.Joe says...

reasonable75 wrote:
The stuff in the photo looks like "trade" waste from a building job

They'd rather dump it than pay to dispose of it properly
Oh yes of course it's ya white van man types, cowboys builders. Fly be night merchants. Businesses dissolved, here today gawn tomorrah.

Garage conversions etc, you know the type BNP big gobs. I'll post the link on me FB page fer ya'll to see sometime when I gets a mo.

Whatever happened to the BNP ? Bankrupt or what ??
[quote][p][bold]reasonable75[/bold] wrote: The stuff in the photo looks like "trade" waste from a building job They'd rather dump it than pay to dispose of it properly[/p][/quote]Oh yes of course it's ya white van man types, cowboys builders. Fly be night merchants. Businesses dissolved, here today gawn tomorrah. Garage conversions etc, you know the type BNP big gobs. I'll post the link on me FB page fer ya'll to see sometime when I gets a mo. Whatever happened to the BNP ? Bankrupt or what ?? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 2

2:02pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Penge resident says...

Things got really bad on this piece of land after the New Congregation of Cherubim starting dumping their commercial waste a couple of years back. The 'Name and Shame Fly-Tippers in Penge Campaign' got involved and the church was eventually made to set up a trade waste service with Bromley Council. Unfortunately fly-tipping encourages fly-tipping and we have suffered from it ever since.
Things got really bad on this piece of land after the New Congregation of Cherubim starting dumping their commercial waste a couple of years back. The 'Name and Shame Fly-Tippers in Penge Campaign' got involved and the church was eventually made to set up a trade waste service with Bromley Council. Unfortunately fly-tipping encourages fly-tipping and we have suffered from it ever since. Penge resident
  • Score: 13

9:20am Fri 4 Jul 14

Little monkey says...

Hi white rabbit9, that's great! What's your address? We're ripping out a kitchen at the moment, so you'd be doing us a huge favour. We can unload this evening if your driveway's free?
Hi white rabbit9, that's great! What's your address? We're ripping out a kitchen at the moment, so you'd be doing us a huge favour. We can unload this evening if your driveway's free? Little monkey
  • Score: 8

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