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Litter

Reported in the Rubbish (refuse and recycling) category by Richard Sykes at 10:47, Fri 30 July 2010

Sent to South Northamptonshire District Council 3 minutes later

The area around the Co-operative Store is almost constantly blighted by litter. This is mainly discarded packaging from items bought in the store. I have single-handedly cleared the litter from this site on several occasions, but it quickly returns to its messy and unsightly "normal" condition. I expressed my concern to staff in the Co-op on one occasion and the next day it had been cleared, but the problem has since returned to its former unaddressed state. And I do not think it is reasonable to expect staff employed in the shop to be responsible for clearing the area outside the shop.

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  • The Council's response detailed the current litter-clearing provision for the village and said there was no intention to provide more (not surprising). They also alerted me to the duties of retailers to keep the area around shops clear and referred me to http://www.defra.gov.uk/ environment/ quality/ local/ legislation/ cnea/ documents/ litter-refuse.pdf
    I am currently in correspondence with the Co-op which seems to be taking the matter seriously, though as yet without much effect.

    Posted by Richard Sykes at 10:48, Thu 2 September 2010

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 10:48, Thu 2 September 2010

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