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Unused bins used as a barricade in the street

Reported via desktop in the Bin Contamination category anonymously at 15:56, Mon 12 July 2021

Sent to Hackney Council less than a minute later

Bins are being used to block off a large section of the pavement as well as parking spaces so construction can be carried out. I have enquired and the owner of the property has not aquired the legal licence to park in order to carry out construction, so is using 8-10 bins instead. There are no residents in these properties using these bins and they are empty, apart from fly tipping. This is an eye sore, obstructing the pavement for pedestrians but especially people with buggies and wheelchair users. It is contributing to fly tipping and is bad for the environment. Hackney Council should remove bins when they are not being used for purpose.

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  • There are also about 4-5 bins with stickers still remaining outside 101 that need to be removed There are up to 3 food bins also on the street with no stickers yet- photo attached.

    99&101 Nobody lives here, so best to probably remove the bins? They are being used again today to block parking spaces on the street. I have called the landlord of this property and he told me he does not agree that he should pay to cordon off this area while he carries out building works. I have spoken to hackney council reps who have called out and have not yet issued any fines to the owner of this property.

    101 A,B&C Once the bins from 101 are removed the remaining bins blocking the path belong to 105 A,B &C. This house of flats either needs a large shared black bin that can be stored inside their wall and used communally or a bin bay built inside the wall of the property. I’m not sure what can be done here, but your team might have some ideas and may be able to communicate with the tenants. There is not enough room for two people to walk side by side when these bins are on the path. It’s completely inaccessible for wheelchair users and for buggies or families with children to pass safely without, moving onto the road. When people meet walking in opposite directions there is not enough room to pass.

    I hope the team can come back out again soon or take action and start fining. Multiple visits without significant change is a bit pointless. These bins everywhere are contributing to a local fly tipping issue significantly.

    Many thanks again for all of your work thus far. I’ve lived in different parts of Hackney and do not understand the neglect in this residential area when it comes to waste disposal and general maintenance of pathways and road surfaces, among other things. It is a less affluent part of Hackney which raises questions for me as to how funds are spent across the borough and why this area seems far down the list of priorities- it doesn’t seem coincidental or fair.

    Posted anonymously at 06:52, Wed 18 August 2021

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