Sunday 26 August 2007

'greener and cleaner'

All LBWF residents have recently received a stern letter from Councillor Bob Belam, Cabinet Member for Environment, anouncing that recycling will be compulsory as from 10 September, with fines of up to £1,000 for those who don't recycle. Fair enough. And mass recycling will "continue to make Waltham Forest a greener and cleaner place to live."

Message to Bob. You have some way to go. And my impression is that the filthiest people around the Borough are not residents but businesses. Take Livingstone Road E17, for example. For as long as I can remember the pavement has been regularly obstructed here by trade refuse. This was the situation on Livingstone Road close to the junction with Hoe Street this afternoon. This particular refuse is building trade rubbish. How many businesses is the Council prosecuting for doing this, I wonder?

(The first photo is with my back to Hoe Street, the second one is from the other side, looking towards Hoe Street)