Our loyal reader has been in contact again. More old rubbish.
“Twice last week, I was driving through Croydon to central London, using the main roads through to Victoria at 6am.
“Without exception, all the main roads that were lined with shops and housing were free of bagged rubbish and clean.
“All except Portland Road. This is a main route through to central London from Croydon. It is a disgrace.
“Bags of rubbish were strewn on both sides of the street. The ugly conversions of the original shop frontages to dirty, cheap flats (with access directly on to the street) appear to have no bins in which to deposit their household refuse. The remaining shops – mostly fast food and hairdressing establishments – deposit their detritus on the streets, as do the users of the fast food outlets.
“In the other boroughs on my route, such as Lambeth and Westminster, large bins are available for households and commercial rubbish deposits on the pavement, and there are street cleaners are out in force on foot and in vehicles early in the morning to clear away and empty the bins.
“In Croydon, many individuals do not seem to care about the environment that they live in or their impact on their neighbours, but the council is not serving its constituents well in allowing this situation to continue and worsen.
“If other councils appear to understand the importance to its image and health of clean streets, why doesn’t Croydon?”
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