Cleaning up the island

Chris and Shelly have been working hard to help keep the streets of Island Garden cleaner and therefore reduce pest and other anti-social issues. We have already undertaken a number of litter picks to tackle high litter areas across Island Gardens, with a lot of support from the local community.

After complaints from local residents the team have spoken with the council and found that public waste bins around the Millwall Dock area are only emptied as and when people report them as overflowing to the council. This reactive basis, is clearly having an impact especially over the busy summer period when this area was frequented by locals and visitors picnicking on the adjacent green. The team have discovered through a freedom of information request that bin pick ups are being missed due to a lack of staff.

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