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Environmental Report - NAC

Meeting: 01/09/2022 - North Area Committee (Item 19)

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The Committee received a report from the Senior Operations Manager.


The report outlined an overview of the Council’s Streets and Open Spaces, Environmental Health and Shared Waste service activity in the Area Committee area over the past six months.


The Committee discussed the following issues:

      i.         Fly tipping of bulky items as residents did not notify officers in advance of undertaking cleaning activities that items need to be collected.

    ii.         Fly tipping was a cross-ward issue.

   iii.         A ward clean up day for East Chesterton.

  iv.         Street bins and domestic waste were not always removed as quickly as desired in covid, possibly due to sickness levels of operatives.


Members of the public raised the following issues:

      i.         Bins had been removed from the path on the Chisholm Trail between the tow path and Fen Road. Please re-instate, but not in eye line of pedestrians and cyclists so they can see each other.


In response to questions the Senior Operations Manager said the following:

      i.         Bins would be re-instated the path on the Chisholm Trail between the tow path and Fen Road.

    ii.         Street bins and domestic waste collection was the responsibility of the Shared Waste Service. Bins in open spaces etc that were the responsibility of his team were emptied regularly.


Action: Don Blair (Senior Operations Manager) to liaise with Cllrs Bird and Thittala Varkey; plus Community Engagement and Housing Teams about Kings Hedges and Arbury Wards clean up days.