by Dundonald Lib Dems on 11 October, 2016
Wimbledon Chase feels a bit like a forgotten part of the borough when it comes to being kept clean and tidy. We’ve been working to sort that out!
The Bird Muck of Wimbledon Chase Bridge
Many of you will remember the lengths the Lib Dem team and residents had to go to in order to get the railway bridge repainted.
Since then we have been hassling Merton Council about the state of the pavement under the bridge – as the pigeon-proofing wasn’t properly refitted. After months of nagging, the Council has:
Earlier in the year we worked with local people and the Merton Council street trees team to get new trees planted along Kingston and Bushey Roads near Oxford/Chase Side Avenues.
We’ve argued that the recycling bins on the pavement near the station don’t seem to get emptied often enough, and attract flytipping, especially at the weekend. There are also no general litter bins near the station.
After lobbying the Council, we have been told:
Where possible it is preferred to limit the number of litter bins in order to minimise street clutter. However, we do recognise that areas with high footfall outside of town centres, may experience high levels of litter. We have added this area as a hot spot to the Saturday response team day service and the Sunday response team for litter bin emptying and cleaning. It has also been added as specific monitoring for the duty Supervisor for both Saturday and Sunday. The evening teams have been tasked to ensure that the recycling bins are emptied during the week. We will monitor the situation over the next few weeks.