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Student Terrànte Jan appeals to Barnet Borough Council to clean-up 'dumping ground'
A student is appealing to Barnet Borough Council to put a stop to his street being used as a “dumping ground” for commuters’ rubbish.
Terrànte Jan, 43, has been disgusted with the amount of litter which has been discarded in Broadfields Avenue, Edgware, over the past six to eight months.
Mr Jan, who has lived in the street for 11 years, said: “People throw their waste including beer cans and bottles onto the street and into the bushes near Wolmer Gardens. They’re using it as a dumping ground.
“People regularly relieve themselves in the bushes which are overgrown – it’s getting to be really bad and a lot of residents are fed up with it.
“A lot of people also dump their cars for three to four months without road tax. It’s awful.”
Mr Jan says the mess is being caused by commuters leaving their cars in the road while they go to work, or by drivers stopping for a break from the nearby A41.
The engineering student wants the council to install bins and put up signs encouraging people to respect the environment.
He said: “It’s a quiet, lovely residential area but some people are making it a mess and something needs to be done to stop it.”
A spokesman for Barnet Council said: “We are aware of some concerns raised by residents and we will continue to monitor the area.
"The hedges located at Wolmer Gardens will be cut within the next two weeks as per our maintenance programme."
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