From our green spaces and country lanes (such as Skibbs Lane and Okemore Gardens) to our suburban streets and housing estates such as (Crockenhill Road and the Rookery Gardens Estate), this illegal activity blights our area and costs the Council thousands of pounds of our Council Tax money in clean-ups.
People have been telling our Labour volunteers on the doorstep that it is one of their biggest concerns.
Residents pay for clean streets, so why is no action being taken against those who dump rubbish?
A staggering 1,054 tonnes was fly- tipped in the Borough in 2020-21, double the amount from 2017-18.
Yet only two fly-tippers were fined in 2019 and none in 2020!
This is despite the fact that there are many actions that the Council can take to be proactive in both prevention and enforcement of fly-tipping activies as oultined in a University College London Report (which has been available since 2006).
Why won’t the Conservative led Bromley Council take these actions which would ultimately pay for themselves?
Is it because they do not want to spend money and invest in the intial outlay?
Or is it that, despite their claims of Bromley being the “greenest” London Borough, they simply don’t care about these envionmental crimes or the wishes of their residents?
Orpington residents deserve better.
They deserve a Council that will ACT!