Dear Lewisham Borough Council,
Since the summer holidays of 2016, Lewisham Council has suspended and stopped its recycling service at 130 Gosterwood Street.
An email from the office of Lewisham MP Vicky Foxcroft stated that our landlord Housing for Women were in talks with Lewisham Council to stop the recycling service due to weekly contamination and daily antisocialbehaviour ignored by Housing for Women since 2 March 2012.
Please could you confirm who, when and why Lewisham Council agreed to stop the recycling service and why no tenants have been informed of this decision?
The antisocial behaviour, flytipping, littering and health and safety hazards in and around the communal bins are still being ignored by both your environmental health department and the landlord. Why is this?
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Dear Ms Presley,
Freedom of Information request: 387824
Thank you for your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Your request is detailed below with our responses
Since the summer holidays of 2016, Lewisham Council has suspended and
stopped its recycling service at 130 Gosterwood Street. An email from the
office of Lewisham MP Vicky Foxcroft stated that our landlord Housing for
Women were in talks with Lewisham Council to stop the recycling service
due to weekly contamination and daily antisocial behaviour ignored by
Housing for Women since 2 March 2012.
1. Please could you confirm who, when and why Lewisham Council agreed to
stop the recycling service and why no tenants have been informed of this
The Managing Agents requested the recycling bins to be removed, following
The date when this is occurred is not held. We consider that the specific
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The Managing Agent would be responsible for informing their residents of
2. The antisocial behaviour, flytipping, littering and health and safety
hazards in and around the communal bins are still being ignored by both
your environmental health department and the landlord. Why is this
This part of your request is not considered a Freedom Of Information
request. A response will be made by the Community Services directorate who
I understand you have been in communication with previously about this
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