Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Flytipping in Ross Road

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A resident alerted me to this appalling flytipping in Ross Road that took place around 2.30am on Sunday 9th October.

The Police and emergency Sutton Council staff had tidied the waste up to keep the road accessible to vehicles. Unfortunately the contractors the council normally calls on to get flytipping removed at weekends were busy elsewhere.

Talking to local residents it was clear that if the flytip stayed where it was there would be traffic bedlam along Ross Road on Monday morning. Ross Road is already a nightmare with all the local movement of parents dropping their children at the nursery, people trying to get to work, businesses, employees and commuters parking in the roads, and the ever present problem of obstructive parking.

I have pressed the council and been assured that they will send out a team first thing Monday and hopefully have it cleared by 6.30am.

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October 9, 2016 - Posted by | Information | , ,


  1. I was appalled to see this, but surely someone must have seen or heard this happening! But even before this incident Ross Road has a serious rubbish and dog mess problem. I notice recently the problem now seems to be spilling over into Demesne Road, particularly at the junction with Ross Road.

    Comment by Ken | October 11, 2016 | Reply

  2. The tipper van was seen, but it was late at night and going at some speed with the back in “tip mode”, so no chance of getting an ID on it.
    Unfortunately the street cleaner is only here every second week and rarely gets down to the DR / RR junction. So that bit only gets swept about every 5-6 weeks. Not helped by all the rubbish coming from the overflowing recycling bins at Russell Court.

    Comment by Lawrence | November 30, 2016 | Reply

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