Clearing up the Ravenscourt Park rubbish yard off Paddenswick Road

Over on Hammersmith Today, Madalyn Roker writes:

“Why can’t the “recycling”‘ be collected from the yard off Paddenswick Road on a regular basis?

“The problem is worse when the weather is good as more people use the park but the recycling bags (which are obviously not just full of
recycling but actually mixed rubbish) are just piled up and not collected.

“This mountain is a few metres from the kitchens of the cafe and is attracting rats and insects as well as being an eyesore.

“I have sent regular reports via the” report it” app but they don’t appear to have had any effect. I also have a series of photos but don’t know how to add them to my post.”

I have raised this matter and had the following reply:

Apologies that you have had to get in touch regarding this issue.

Serco visited the depot this morning and all the bags have been collected and removed from site.

There was a massive increase in the amount of the recycling that the street sweepers collected last week, which is good news in one sense.
They filled all their allocated containers and about another 2 bins’ worth. However, black bag waste was fly tipped which exacerbated the situation.

The majority of this excess was cleared on Sunday with a cage vehicle, and the containers and the balance of excess from the weekend collections was cleared this morning.

Serco are increasing their collection of these bins to prevent reoccurrences of this type of incident. Officers are also discussing the matter of anticipation and prevention with Serco, so that situations such as this can be avoided in the first place and to prevent the need for reporting.

I note the attempt to log these issues through the ‘Report It’ app without much success. This is being investigated separately and we will report back to you with the findings.

Thank you once again for bringing this to our attention.

Kind regards

Kathy May
Bi-borough Head of Waste and Street Enforcement Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham

Let’s see if the situation improves.

One thought on “Clearing up the Ravenscourt Park rubbish yard off Paddenswick Road

  1. Madalyn’s comment raises another issue about reporting of problems. The excellent FixMyStreet app/website has been set up with taxpayers’ money and claims to send reports to the local council. Do council executives pay any attention to the reports though? My requests on misdirected signage (simple to fix) have not been responded to in the past. And you never see an entry which says ‘problem fixed’. It’s a simple and easy system for residents to use, but does the council like it, is it engaged with it? You would have though they would have welcomed the identification of problems…(this question can affect a number of departments)

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