We reported the fly tipping at the old police station over a week ago. I got very excited when I saw the council’s response team drive through the High Street last Thursday but they ignored the rubbish there.
This is probably the most heavily used place in Penge. We know it is one of the busiest junctions in the Bromley. Leaving fly-tipping in place helps create a run down impression of our High Street and our town.
We eventually heard from the council that as this is private land they have no responsibility to clear the fly tipping. We do understand their policy that by clearing it, you might just encourage further fly tipping. The council will investigate the rubbish and try to identify the perpetrators. They will also try to contact the owners of the site to do something about it. And in the end they may even clear it themselves. However, surely in such a prominent position the council has a duty to keep our street scene clean and encourage an attitude of caring for our Town. Or perhaps this council doesn’t.