Alley Clearances.
A list of our more recent alley clearances.

Super Alley Clearance A.
A large amount of waste was dumped over a period of time (about a month), in the wide alleyway which runs behind the properties on the north side of Westborough Road between Hildaville Drive and Fleetwood Avenue.

A local flat was recently vacated and then subsequently relet.
 
We believe the landlord may have cleared out the previous tenants household possessions.

We believe the landlord may have placed them in a massive pile in the alleyway.

We believe a local delivery agent for the Standard Recorder (SR) may have placed two weeks worth of SR's (over 1200 papers) on to the pile.

We believe the new tenants may have added further items to the pile.

The waste pile grew until it was a massive and unwieldy ?ft (TBD) wide, ?ft (TBD) deep and 6ft high.  Obviously, the very unstable pile was a serious risk to those who used the alleyway on a regular basis and had begun to stink.  The pile was becoming a "Des Res" for rats and vermin and was a serious fire risk.   

Pictures and further details will be posted shortly.

We spoke to Southend Borough Council (SBC) officers and arranged to move the pile to the partially concreted alley between Fairmead Avenue and Hildaville Drive for sorting, packing, bagging and stacking.

We commenced work on Friday 01/08/14.

On Tuesday 05/08/14 we placed 19 black bags and 24 pink bags (which we had packed and bagged) on the kerbside for collection later
that day by the regular weekly kerbside refuse/recycling vehicles.


On Thursday 07/08/14 Cory Environmental personnel collected the remaining pile of rubbish and recyclable materials for disposal at the local tip.  Cory staff and RAW officers/members took about 45 minutes to load the caged flatbed truck.

Full list of refuse to follow.

We wish to thank the RAOW officers/members, SBC officers, Cory Environmental operatives and last but not least, the members of the public and neighbours who helped and supported our work.

On Tuesday 12/08/14 we placed 2 extra black bags (which we had packed and bagged) on the kerbside for collection later that day by the regular weekly kerbside refuse/recycling vehicles.
 

On Thursday 14/08/14 over 200 SR newspapers in bundles plus leaflets were found dumped in the alleyway (see one above).  We contacted the SR and spoke to the local Area Delivery Manager who very kindly collected said items the next day. Investigations are ongoing.
Super Alley Clearance B.
An amount of waste was dumped in front of the warehouse (behind Tesco's, London Road) in Hildaville Drive, Westcliff.

We spoke to Southend Borough Council officers and arranged for the waste to be to cleared.

On Thursday 07/08/14 Cory Environmental personnel collected the waste materials for disposal at the local tip.

Full list of refuse as follows;
double divan bed and mattress and a large black three seat sofa.

More to follow.

Statement.

Over the years RAW/RAOW 2012 has undertaken many alley clearances.

The problem of urban fly tipping is perpetual and the source is often from within the immediate vicinity.

SBC senior management is not particularly proactive and can or will not prosecute with regard to private alleyways and land let alone public areas.  Even when the identity of the culprit is known there is no real solution to the problem and there is no real deterrence to fly tipping.

RAOW 2012 therefore does not rush to clear areas as prompt clearance often encourages further fly tipping and we do not feel inclined to continually clear other people's waste.


There is no desire to change policy within SBC therefore change must come from central government.  RAOW 2012 will continue to campaign and lobby with the appropriate authorities for the desired change.  

More to follow.



























































































 
 
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