A waste management company that has been the subject of protests over dust and disruption will be vacating one of its sites in the next 10 days.

PB Donoghue, which is based in a site in Claremont Road and the former Dixon’s site in Tilling Road, has been asked to vacate its Tilling Road site by November 17 after a decision was made by Barnet Council’s environment committee.

The waste management firm has been the subject of a number of protests from residents in Cricklewood, who wish to see the company removed from the area altogether.

According to Labour councillors, the company was not paying rent for the Tilling Road site, and claim the council was paying for security costs.

Labour’s environment spokesperson Cllr Alan Schneiderman said: “It’s good news that Donoghue’s will be asked to vacate the Tilling Road site by November 17 - the Barnet Tories should not have allowed them to use the site for nothing while the council foots the bill for security.”

“Residents have had to put up with the disruption of dust, dirt and traffic for far too long - the whole operation needs to be moved to a more suitable location as soon as possible”

Cllr Schneiderman also asked the committee for a report to include results of the Environment Agency independent audit carried out September 28 of the company’s main site, the use of a concrete crusher at the site and the options to relocate the skip company, which was opposed.

Campaigner Anne Clarke said: “It is outrageous that Barnet Council are paying for security in addition to Donoghue operating out of this site for free.

“There’s no point in the community winning a victory over rejection of a second site when Donoghue just get it for free.”

A Barnet Council spokesperson said: “We incurred no costs for securing the former Dixons site on Tilling Road whilst PB Donoghue was temporary occupant there.

“The presence of PB Donoghue ensured the site was kept secure and also meant we didn’t have to pay security costs.

“PB Donoghue is now vacating the site. In response to this, we are deploying security to secure the site until next summer, when early works for the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration are due to start.”

Barnet Borough Times tried to contact PB Donoghue, but did not receive any comment at the time of going to press.