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Drug dealing, erratic street cleaning, lack of public toilets

Reported in the Street cleaning category anonymously at 11:45, Tue 5 August 2014

Sent to Tower Hamlets 5 minutes later. FixMyStreet ref: 509130.

This street marks the boundary between the boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets. It adjoins a public open space- a churchyard-and the many bars and fast food outlets on Shoreditch High Street. There is a high incidence of rough sleeping, drug dealing and taking (especially between the hours of 17.00-20.00), littering, fly tipping, graffiti and anti-social behaviour. (There are no public toilets). The problem is compounded by the failure of either local authority to take responsibility. For instance there is a high turnover of tenants in the area and no public notices as to the appropriate days for rubbish collection. Street cleaning is erratic and unmonitored.

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  • Tower Hamlets have taken action on the street cleaning. Unfortunately their operative has been instructed to clean only one side of the street. The other side of this one-way single lane street is seen as the responsibility of Hackney Council. So the rubbish continues to blow from one side of the street to the other.

    Posted anonymously at 10:27, Mon 11 August 2014

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 08:14, Thu 4 September 2014

  • After responding to the headline alert the council have let the situation lapse into the normal pattern of erratic street cleaning, and anti-social behaviour relating to drug dealing, homelessness, fly tipping and the lack of public toilets.

    Posted anonymously at 08:14, Thu 4 September 2014

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 18:06, Sun 5 October 2014

  • The situation has deteriorated since the last report. Particularly in respect to littering, open and regular drug dealing and homelessness.

    Posted anonymously at 18:06, Sun 5 October 2014

  • Still open, via questionnaire, 21:16, Sun 2 November 2014

  • The problems that need fixing - drug dealing and taking, agressive begging, fly tipping, the use of the street as a public toilet, the lack of regular street cleaning and rubbish collection - are all interconnected and require a multi-agency approach.

    Posted anonymously at 21:16, Sun 2 November 2014

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