More rubbish and detritus on the streets of Pimlico since cost-cutting measures
By londononline | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 12:21
As Westminster Council has just released a report saying that there has been a marked increase in the levels of litter, detritus, and flyposting deposits on the streets of the borough of Westminster now is a good time to apply for a community grant to clean up your area.
A report to Westminster Council's Audit and Performance Committee says that there has been a "marked increase in the levels of litter, detritus and flyposting deposits on Westminster streets".
"There has been a marked deterioration in the levels of litter and detritus as measured by our independent surveyors. 10% (target, 3%) of streets sampled were assessed as having litter evident, 5.9% (target, 3%) of streets were assessed as having unacceptable levels of detritus and 1.4% (target, 1%) of streets were assessed as having unacceptable levels of Fly posting."
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
"This latest report has confirmed what every resident has known for months – Westminster's streets have got a lot dirtier since the Council cut its weekend street sweeping service. This is a totally unacceptable situation and Labour Councillors will be putting forward proposals at the Budget meeting on 6th March to clean up Westminster's streets". .....
Not so very long ago, Council Leader Philippa Roe claimed that Westminster Council is "Bubbling with intellectual flair… bold, ideological and on the move". Perhaps Councillor Roe might organize a group to apply for a community grant?
In 2011 Westminster Council cut 74 out of 144 weekend street sweepers to help save £3.75m.