Our housing team recently transformed a hot spot for fly-tipping into a community garden project.
Residents living in Merton were at the end of their tether with relentless fly-tipping on the corner of their street.
Fly-tipping is the illegal dumping of waste and is a criminal activity for which you can be prosecuted. Not only is it unsightly, but it can also harm the local environment.
Repeatedly clearing the rubbish was only a short-term fix, as the fly-tippers would only return.
Our residents suggested that the area be replaced with a small garden space, that the local community could use to grow herbs and vegetables.
Getting a project like this off the ground is more complex than it looks as it involves a great deal of admin and time to ensure it is delivered to a high standard.
The area was finally prepared and is now a great addition to the street and most importantly deters fly-tipping.
If you have ideas for how we can improve your estate, please email us at email@example.com, and we will consider how we can help you.
Read about what you can do if you have noticed fly-tipping in your local area on our webpage.