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Reported in the Flytipping category anonymously at 13:06, Thu 27 January 2011

Sent to Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council 4 minutes later

A green sofa has been dumped on the left hand side of the road. It has been there two weeks. Also, all along Swanmead there is rubbish, mostly plastic bags, flying around. They come from the warehouse entrance to the carpet shop. Also, just along from the green sofa, on the right side of the road is a green bin, full of rubbish which is spilling out.

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  • the council have told me they are working with Homebase regarding cleaning up their mess but nothing has happened yet. I'm thinking of getting photos for the local newspaper - that usually gets things fixed fast

    Posted anonymously at 15:03, Thu 24 February 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:03, Thu 24 February 2011

  • The sofa has gone but the rubbish remains. A council person phoned and told me they were 'working with' Homebase and Carpet Right - in reality that means the rubbish remains, more comes, some blows away, more comes. Someone just has to clear it away - but no. it remains. useless council, toothless council.

    Posted anonymously at 15:57, Thu 24 March 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 15:57, Thu 24 March 2011

  • sofa and green bin went, but as i said before, plastic bags remain, and increase every day. now two white plastic chairs have arrived. whats the point in filling in this questionnaire if no one ever does anything? why doesnt someone contact me? shall i contact my MP? hello? is anyone there? contact me?|

    Posted anonymously at 08:56, Fri 22 April 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:56, Fri 22 April 2011

  • You can apply for a litter abatement notice which will oblige the council or the landowner to remove the litter, if they are in breach of the Code of Practice on Litter and Refuse (Environmental Protection Act 1990)

    Posted anonymously at 19:02, Sat 23 April 2011

  • I had to telephone the council and threaten them with a Litter Abatement Notice and a story in the Courier before they made Homebase clean up the mess. They left a box full of plastic on the pavement and now a chair has been dumped and more plastic is blowing into the road from Homebase/Carpet Right's car park.

    Posted anonymously at 09:46, Fri 20 May 2011

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 09:46, Fri 20 May 2011

  • in the end i had to write to my local councillor who contacted the council who must have had strong words with Homebase/Carpet Right/Ponden whose rubbish was flying into the road. now there is less rubbish flying around, but the flytipping continues. the council contacted me with apologies for their lack of action and praise that i was so concerned - and offering for me to become a 'street monitor' - ie keep an eye out for any rubbish or whatever, and kind of do their job for them. but anyway, I'm going to do it. look out flytippers and rubbish mongers!

    Posted anonymously at 11:22, Fri 17 June 2011

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