In the past few months, local councillors - Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop - asked Lambeth to investigate persistent fly tipping problems around Brixton Road, particularly near Lorn Road after feedback from residents in the area. This lead to the identification of one fly tipper who the council is now taking action against.
There has now been an improvement in the state of the area since this action, but councillors are asking local residents to help with Lambeth Labour's zero tolerance approach to fly tipping across Vassall.
In a statement, Cllrs Jacqui Dyer, Paul Gadsby and Annie Gallop, said:
"When fly tipping happens it is a real blight on the local landscape and can clearly become a health and safety issue. Fortunately, most streets in our area are free from this problem, but fly tipping can suddenly take hold and its important we immediately nip it in the bud.
"We are glad that the council has taken the issues around Lorn Road seriously and are taking action against one fly tipper who was identified from information contained in some of the dumped rubbish.
"Identifiying fly tippers is not always possible or easy, especially as with the Tory-Lib Dem government cutting Lambeth's budget in half since 2010, the council does have much reduced resources to spend in this area. However, as this case shows, feedback from residents can make a real difference."
Tackling fly tipping: Three steps local resident's can take
- If you see anyone in the process of fly tipping please get in touch with the council, making sure you send as much information as possible including vehicle registration, photographs or other details.
- You can report offenders over the phone (020 926 9000) or online here - as well as report any already dumped rubbish.
- Contact your three Labour councillors if there is a particular problem that you want us to ask the council to investigate. Our contact details are below:
Councillor Paul Gadsby - firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Annie Gallop - email@example.com