Flytippers strike again at Daws Lane car park, Mill Hill

Times Series: The rubbish was dumped at the site last night. The rubbish was dumped at the site last night.

Books, children’s toys and old clothes were dumped in a fly-tipping hotspot close to a primary school.

The Daws Lane car park, in Mill Hill, is constantly used by brazen litter louts - and a new heap of rubbish appeared overnight.

Last month, Barnet Borough Council promised to address the problem by moving large recycling bins from the site, which is close to Etz Chaim School.

But this has not helped act as a deterrent to the people who “selfishly” leave piles of old rubbish to be collected by bin men.

Nikky Schofield, who uses the car park to take her seven-year-old daughter to school, said: “The amount of stuff left this morning is just shocking - It’s horrible, really disgusting.

“I don’t understand whey the people don’t just take these things to a charity shop. It’s raining and everything is getting soaked, which attracts rats.

"This time they've left cardboard, old building material, children's toys, books and three car seats. It's awful.”

The main recycling bins were removed by the authority, and the remaining two are due to be collected this weekend.

The Times Series is awaiting comment from Barnet Borough Council.

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8:02am Sat 15 Feb 14

gingis says...

Unfortunately Barnet no longer has an enforcement or investigation capability for environmental crime as they have got rid of all of the enforcement officers to save a few quid.
This will just get worse as they are back to the 'Just Clear It Up' policy of years ago.
If its just cleared then people think it is acceptable as the Council just takes it away for them.
I look forward to the comment from Barnet Council.
Unfortunately Barnet no longer has an enforcement or investigation capability for environmental crime as they have got rid of all of the enforcement officers to save a few quid. This will just get worse as they are back to the 'Just Clear It Up' policy of years ago. If its just cleared then people think it is acceptable as the Council just takes it away for them. I look forward to the comment from Barnet Council. gingis
  • Score: 4

9:11am Sat 15 Feb 14

Barnet Parker says...

Also they did away with the skip service that visited every road in the borough at set times in the year which removed the temptation to fly tip. I suppose that stopped to save a few quid. Will we ever see joined up thinking from Barnet Council?
Also they did away with the skip service that visited every road in the borough at set times in the year which removed the temptation to fly tip. I suppose that stopped to save a few quid. Will we ever see joined up thinking from Barnet Council? Barnet Parker
  • Score: 5

11:37am Sat 15 Feb 14

Edgar de Jarnac says...

I have no idea why anyone would think that moving the bins elsewhere would act as a deterrent. Removing the bins just means that the flytippers now have a bigger area in the car park on which to offload their junk.

I suggest installing CCTV cameras with big warning signs drawing attention to them. Even fake cameras would be a deterrent.
I have no idea why anyone would think that moving the bins elsewhere would act as a deterrent. Removing the bins just means that the flytippers now have a bigger area in the car park on which to offload their junk. I suggest installing CCTV cameras with big warning signs drawing attention to them. Even fake cameras would be a deterrent. Edgar de Jarnac
  • Score: 2

7:40pm Sat 15 Feb 14

mallowe says...

Why don't we get rid of the tight **** tories who clearly caused this mess???
Why don't we get rid of the tight **** tories who clearly caused this mess??? mallowe
  • Score: 4

5:02pm Tue 18 Feb 14

alasdairhill says...

Terrible way to combat fly tipping. Instead of dealing with it we now all have to go without a recycling service. This on top of a wheelie bin service that is yet to be fully enacted to all (I live in purpose built flat and have to wait another 2 monthsfor my recycling service to resume). Guess I'll have to send all my glass, cardboard and plastic to landfill.
Terrible way to combat fly tipping. Instead of dealing with it we now all have to go without a recycling service. This on top of a wheelie bin service that is yet to be fully enacted to all (I live in purpose built flat and have to wait another 2 monthsfor my recycling service to resume). Guess I'll have to send all my glass, cardboard and plastic to landfill. alasdairhill
  • Score: 0

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