Archive for October 2020

Keeping Firs Farm Wetlands clean and green

Some good news. We have seen Firs Farm Wetlands blighted by litter and fly tipping.

In response I took action and contacted the Council. As a result the following has happened;

(1) The Council has agreed to conduct a litter pick of the site and keep more regular supervision of the Wetlands. (2) Additional litter bins will be installed around the Wetlands. Firs Park Wetlands are a jewel in the crown of Bush Hill Park and as a local Councillor will always do my best.

Firs Farm Wetlands – litter and fly tipping

Many of you have raised the ongoing issues on fly tipping across Bush Hill Park. One area that has been blighted has been the wonderful Firs Farms Wetlands.

I have been in active contact with the Council to help keep this area clean and green.

Local residents have continued to raise concerns so I made a site visit today.

First, it is welcome that the Council has stepped up efforts to stop the litter bins filling with litter/fly tipping. Especially as some have used litter bins as an over flow for waste disposal. Second, their is a need for more more litter bins on the site. I am pleased that the Council has agreed on the need to install more bins. Third, I have noted the areas where there is still fly tipping and have asked the Council to conduct a litter pick.

as ever, I will always do my best for community assets like Firs Farm Wetlands.

Your issues – Bush Hill Park Ward Casework

It has been another busy month serving the Bush Hill Park Ward community as a Councillor.

The largest issue has been street lighting, with a large amount of new PFI contract street lights not working properly initially. In terms of the next three issues, planning is mainly around the proposed Abbey Road development, Covid-19 Masks is regarding mask wearing enforcement in shops and the bins/flytipping is the ongoing issues with the reduced bin collections / Barrowell Green recycling.

Tackling fly-tipping around Bush Hill Park station

Eurobins by Bush Hill Park Station:

There have been ongoing issues on both sides of Bush Hill Park with fly tipping. I have been actively working with the Council, residents and the local Residents Association on this issue.

We have managed to ensure that fly tipping is cleared on a regular basis.

But in addition the Waste Enforcement Officers from the Council visits these bins regularly and investigates for unlawfully dumped waste. To this end, the Council recently issued FPNs (Fixed Penalty Notices) on two vehicles who parked and used these bins.

In addition tried to dump rubbish on the Sainsbury side in a locked bin whilst enforcement officers were present!  A warning letter to the driver.

On top of this the Council have recently issued Fixed Penalty Notices on dumped waste; one in Queen Anne’s parade and two littering FPNs outside Sainsbury’s.

We will continue to work hard to keep Bush Hill Park tidy.