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Community-led clean up in Hornchurch road after years of rubbish build up

12:25 13 March 2014

Residents size up the task in hand on Sunday March 9

Residents size up the task in hand on Sunday March 9

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Years of rubbish building up behind a row of shops has forced residents to finally take action after claims the sight was letting the area down.

Fly-tipping and litter had accumulated behind shops in Fenitman Way, in Hornchurch.

18 people, including Cllr Georgina Galpin, took part in the community-led clean up last week.

Cllr Galpin said: “We just could not believe what people dump - glass display unit, prams, guttering, fencing, palletts and numerous bags of household waste.

“Clearly some residents are not putting the waste out on the correct day and in the correct location.”

Residents of Goldsmere Court and shops were notified about the challenge ahead of the event.

Cllr Galpin said the area would now be frequently monitored to stop rubbish building up again.

She added: “Future dumping of rubbish and fly tipping will not be tolerated, when the offenders are caught they will be prosecuted.”

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