Greg Hands MP has joined local Conservative Councillors in calling on Hammersmith & Fulham’s Labour Council to deal with the problem of litter and fly-tipping on Fulham’s streets.
Local residents in Hammersmith & Fulham are becoming increasingly vocal about the problems they are having with litter and fly-tipping. Comments on social media have ranged from “rubbish worse than ever”, “Fly tipping is so anti-social. Can’t even walk on the pavement!”, to “Pavement dirty, still not cleaned. Should not be dumping point”.
Cllr Greg Smith, the Group Leader of the Conservative opposition at Hammersmith & Fulham Council, said: “Labour’s token press release about a pathetically low number of littering fines is an insult to residents of Hammersmith and Fulham who have to walk through filthy streets on a daily basis.
“Labour need to get a grip and actually get the streets cleaned.”
Speaking in response to Fulham residents’ increasingly vocal concerns and in support of the local Conservatives’ campaign, Member of Parliament for Chelsea & Fulham, Greg Hands, said: “Since Labour was elected to run the Borough in 2014, street litter and fly-tipping have become much worse – dramatically so in recent months.
“I am asking local residents to take pictures and report this ongoing problem to the Council. I myself have reiterated many of these concerns on social media, and I’m seeking to raise people’s awareness of the Conservative campaign to get the Council to clean the streets properly and to take tougher enforcement action.
“It is simply not good enough – and indeed quite incredible – that the Labour administration is blaming the summer season for supposedly overloading the bins.
“I’d like to thank Cllr Greg Smith and the local Conservative councillors, who are trying to make sure that local residents get to live in the sort of clean and healthy environment that they deserve.”
If you are concerned about the increase in litter and fly-tipping in your neighbourhood, please take a photo and use the hashtag #HandFLitterCrisis on social media to draw to the Council’s attention that local residents will not put up with the current situation.