'The smell is horrendous': Rainham estate's car park hit by fly-tippers

Fly-tipping in Rainham, St Helens Court car park

St Helens Court car park has been fly-tipped. - Credit: Supplied

A large pile of waste which smells "horrendous" was fly-tipped at a Rainham hotspot.  

Havering Council's spokesperson said its crews visited St Helens Court and cleared the fly-tip "earlier this week". 

Prior to this, the mass of mess dumped in the estate's car park was preventing residents from moving their cars, they said.  

A source told this newspaper that the fly-tipping included human excrement, rats and broken glass.  

They added: “There are many children living and playing here and one lady has already had a cat take a rat into her house.  

“The smell is horrendous.”  

Another resident said the fly-tipping is blocking numerous vehicles and is a "huge fire hazard” because some of the properties are "unable to be accessed by emergency services”.  

Fly-tipping in Rainham, St Helen's Court

A source said the smell coming from the dumped items, which include 'human excrement', is 'horrendous'. - Credit: Supplied

It comes after residents petitioned about parking permits being introduced on the estate last year.  

Since then, the proposals to introduce the parking permits have been recommended for approval.  

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Havering Council's spokesperson said it will continue to work "with residents to tackle ongoing fly-tipping and parking issues". 

It will also "be taking the strongest action against those found responsible".

They encouraged residents to dispose of waste responsibly and to report fly-tipping.