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Massive mattress fly tip

Reported via iOS in the Fly-Tipping category anonymously at 10:31, Saturday 26 October 2019

Sent to Lewisham Borough Council 4 minutes later

Massive fly tip of 50+ mattresses on land next to train station

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  • Posted by Lewisham Borough Council at 12:03, Monday 28 October 2019

  • The land where the mattresses have been dumped belongs to/is used regularly by Network Rail. Also this western side of the railway line is the jurisdiction of Southwark council.

    Posted by clive stanley at 14:29, Sunday 3 November 2019

  • So are you saying Fix my Street isn't the correct place to report this?

    Posted anonymously at 18:31, Tuesday 12 November 2019

  • No! Just making sure all the correct authorities are aware: no point reporting it to Lewisham when it's Southwark and Network Rail which need to be aware.

    The latest news today is that Network Rail have promised to remove the mattresses within the next 4 weeks.

    Posted by clive stanley at 19:10, Tuesday 12 November 2019

  • Have these two cases been linked


    Posted anonymously at 20:45, Tuesday 12 November 2019

  • Not linked until now. Thank you. This looks like the same mattresses. Certainly in the same place. The arrow on the map has been put in the wrong place in this case... Https://

    Posted by clive stanley at 21:11, Tuesday 12 November 2019

  • Any update on this? I have been back and forth with Network Rail (say it's Southeastern's responsibility), Southeastern (say it's down to Network Rail or London Overground), and Lewisham (say it's Network Rail and have emailed them). So who knows?? It's a disgrace. I've asked the staff at HOP station - they weren't aware it was there!! Perhaps I'm cynical, but is this an attempt to usher in more housing - as a 'cure' to a fly-tipping eye-sore??? Network Rail clearly know it's there - I keep seeing their vans there, so why don't they clear the mess? And how are vans getting in there to unload mattresses in the first place - someone must be allowing them in?.......

    Posted anonymously at 11:10, Thursday 14 November 2019

  • Latest is that Network Rail have said they'll sort it out within 4 weeks. They have closed the case. From what you say I'm not holding my breath. We are monitoring it. Have you seen the photos on the other fixmystreet report? This was posted separately with the arrow on the wrong spot.

    Posted anonymously at 12:32, Thursday 14 November 2019

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 11:37, Saturday 23 November 2019

  • Looks like it is cleared this morning.

    Posted anonymously at 10:07, Monday 25 November 2019

  • Yes! Just watched grabber lorry and large skip being filled. Good news. Must ensure it doesn't happen again.

    Posted anonymously at 11:09, Monday 25 November 2019

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