Category: Litter/Flytipping

  • Prosecutions for fly-tipping on Bedmond Lane

    My husband and I used to run a lot around Bedmond on the weekends and it was the swathes of the fly-tipping we saw that tipped me from thinking about becoming a councillor, to standing for election in 2015. After our 10Ks we’d re-trace our steps in the car with the kids in tow and…

  • Herts Highways

    I received an e-mail inviting me to a meeting with Hertfordshire Highways in october. They asked what items Councillors would like to see on the agenda. I reflected on what residents have asked me over the last few months. Here’s my reply: Hi Steve, Thank you for requesting input. Please can I clarify whether this…

  • Love Where You Live

    On my runs and dog walks around our beautiful City I pick up a LOT of McDonalds litter. Unlike much of the other pieces of litter I collect, McDonalds’ wrappers are often to be found in the road. They’ve been thrown out of car windows. I really don’t get it. It’s completely moronic. Perhaps these…

  • If the bin’s full…

    …who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! No, the park ranger! The park ranger’s mobile number is now on the bins for park users to call if/when they see a bin needs emptying. I started stickering last Sunday morning and just have a few to complete at the Waffle House end of the park.   The back…

  • Street Clean Superhero

    Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) is launching a national anti-littering poster campaign which is being supported by outdoor advertising company, Clear Channel. As part of the Clean for the Queen campaign KBT asked primary school children across the UK to design an anti-litter poster and the winner was a collaborative effort from a class at a…

  • Please take your litter home

    Absolutely delighted to have heard from an officer at St Albans City & District Council that Hertfordshire Highways have listened to our pleas to use the electronic road signs to ask people to please take their litter home with them. This photo was taken in the run up to the Clean For The Queen weekend.…

  • Dirty talk on Radio Verulam

    Thank you Amanda Yorwerth for having me on Radio Verulam’s “Environment matters” show to talk litter and why keeping our environment clean and tidy is important. My son enjoyed his first radio experience. It was broadcast on Tuesday 1st March and repeated Thursday 4th March. I’ll be picking litter with other community-minded folk on Saturday 5th…

  • Keep Britain Tidy working with local councils

    Wanting to know about the Government’s litter strategy and how Keep Britain Tidy is playing a role in changing littering behaviour, I approached KBT’s CEO, Allison Ogden-Newton for a meeting. We had a call and I have done a video blog about how local councils are working with Keep Britain Tidy to create change. For example, working with Harrogate…

  • Don’t be a tosser

    Litter thrown from vehicles on our roads is a big problem. Keep Britain Tidy have been selling “Don’t be a tosser” stickers for supporters like me to display in our cars. I don’t know how much good it does in terms of reducing littering but it makes me feel a little less impotent knowing I’m…

  • No Flies on Me

    The Local Services Scrutiny Committee meetings are one of my personal highlights of being a councillor, not least because they are so well chaired by Cllr Anthony Rowlands. At our first meeting the committee members discussed what should go on the work programme and last night we had a report on fly-tipping (I was delighted to…