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Rats coming out of highway drains

Reported in the Roads/highways category anonymously at 08:31, Mon 28 December 2015

Sent to Hackney Council 4 minutes later

Dear Hackney Council. Witnessed a huge rat walking along the middle of the pavement at 1.30pm on 27th December. It turned around and bold as brass, disappeared down a roadside drain in Hertford Road, at the junction with Downham Road.

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  • You want to report things like this direct to the environmental health department. That has never been a council function covered by FMS.

    FMS would be an appropriate place to report a broken grid over a gulley, if that is how the rat managed to get down the gulley.

    Unfortunately, the web site doesn't mention the council's enforcement role for rats, but only its chargeable services, but I imagine the addresses given will get you close to someone who deals with enforcement: pest-control-rats.htm#.VoEIjZ5amMA

    Posted anonymously at 10:08, Mon 28 December 2015

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