PICTURES: Household junk has been dumped in Orpington road for a week

PICTURES: Household junk has been dumped in Orpington road for a week

Fly-tipping in Cockmannings Lane, Orpington

Fly-tipping in Cockmannings Lane, Orpington

Fly-tipping in Cockmannings Lane, Orpington

Fly-tipping in Cockmannings Lane, Orpington

Fly-tipping in Cockmannings Lane, Orpington

Fly-tipping in Cockmannings Lane, Orpington

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A concerned local resident says household junk has been dumped in an Orpington road for about a week.

The man, who asked not to be named, says the assortment of mattresses, electronics and even broken mirrors has been brazenly left in Cockmannings Lane.

He said: "It is terrible really - the fact it is just sitting there. How long is it going to be there?

"It is a hazard for drivers - there is a broken mirror and glass everywhere. People go dog walking along there. It needs to be cleared up."

Councillor Colin Smith, executive councillor for environment, said: "In addition to this being a crime scene from which evidence is being sought, our published service standard to clear non-hazardous waste is five working days. 

"In cases where a road is blocked, a heightened priority is applied for self-evidently obvious reasons."

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10:06am Tue 5 Aug 14

Oldchap says...

Wonder if the "concerned resident" or anyone else has actually reported it to the council?
Wonder if the "concerned resident" or anyone else has actually reported it to the council? Oldchap
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3:40pm Tue 5 Aug 14

madras says...

Oldchap wrote:
Wonder if the "concerned resident" or anyone else has actually reported it to the council?
Agree 100% and they should also have an idea of when it's likely to be cleared. Mind you Newsshopper could have asked the council as part of the story!
[quote][p][bold]Oldchap[/bold] wrote: Wonder if the "concerned resident" or anyone else has actually reported it to the council?[/p][/quote]Agree 100% and they should also have an idea of when it's likely to be cleared. Mind you Newsshopper could have asked the council as part of the story! madras
  • Score: 5

3:41pm Tue 5 Aug 14

madras says...

Oldchap wrote:
Wonder if the "concerned resident" or anyone else has actually reported it to the council?
Agree 100% and they should also have an idea of when it's likely to be cleared. Mind you Newsshopper could have asked the council as part of the story!
[quote][p][bold]Oldchap[/bold] wrote: Wonder if the "concerned resident" or anyone else has actually reported it to the council?[/p][/quote]Agree 100% and they should also have an idea of when it's likely to be cleared. Mind you Newsshopper could have asked the council as part of the story! madras
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