Cafe owner demands action against flytippers

Cafe owner demands action against flytippers

For Teas owner Janet Croden outside her North Street cafe where she says rubbish is regularly dumped (8705317)

For Teas owner Janet Croden outside her North Street cafe where she says rubbish is regularly dumped (8705357)

For Teas owner Janet Croden outside her North Street cafe where she says rubbish is regularly dumped (8705312)

For Teas owner Janet Croden outside her North Street cafe where she says rubbish is regularly dumped (8705295)

First published in News

A CAFE owner has demanded action to stop bin bags being dumped outside her town centre premises.

Janet Croden, who runs wartime-themed cafe For Teas on North Street, claims smelly rubbish is being dumped several times a day.

She said she and fellow traders near the junction with Church Green had to move bags away from their entrances every day.

She said: “When I come in every morning I generally see piles of bags against the window. It smells and it oozes.

“Customers can see the rubbish from the cafe window. I’ve had this problem for a year and a half.”

Mrs Croden believes the bags, which mostly contain household waste, are being dumped by residents of some of the flats above shops along North Street.

She said: “There are dots of rubbish all the way along the street. Some people bring it all the way down the street towards us.

“There’ve been metal beds. They dumped a tea trolley, a carpet and a bedroom cabinet on Church Green.”

Mrs Croden said Bradford Council collected household waste from North Street only once a week, but some residents believe they could leave the bags at any time.

She understood that only some of the flats along North Street had access to bins at the back of their homes.

She said she had complained to Bradford Council repeatedly since opening For Teas, which is set out like a Second World War cafe.

Mrs Croden added: “When we got letters last year from the council about dumping it eased up, then started again in the New Year.

“The street cleaners are very good. The guys with the mesh vans pick up the rubbish, but that compounds the issue and people put out more.

“If the rubbish goes out on a Saturday night, it stays all weekend.”

Dawn Woollard, who runs nearby DG Furniture in North Street, said: “I get rubbish dumped in the hall way every time I get to work. It’s horrible.”

A worker at the barbers’ shop next to For Teas agreed that rubbish bags were place against his window and had to be moved every morning.

A Bradford Council spokesman said officers were aware of the issue and were investigating with a view to resolving it.

Coun Val Slater, the council’s executive member with responsibility for environmental health, added: "We appreciate Mrs Croden's concerns. It is not acceptable for people to dump rubbish in this way."

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7:39pm Wed 30 Jul 14

abh59 says...

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8:05pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Jimi_Rocks says...

I like Counciler Val Slaters comments on the matter, very reassuring. Like we don't know that already....
I like Counciler Val Slaters comments on the matter, very reassuring. Like we don't know that already.... Jimi_Rocks
  • Score: 5

8:40pm Wed 30 Jul 14

piper56 says...

north street is a sh*t hole the animals that live in the flats should be deported to there country of origin
north street is a sh*t hole the animals that live in the flats should be deported to there country of origin piper56
  • Score: 18

10:04pm Wed 30 Jul 14

steve10 says...

I worked on North Street for a couple of months and I actually saw rubbish been dropped from one of the flat windows maybe this is how its done in Eastern Europe !!!
we pay for every thing for these so called job seekers from eastern Europe so the least they could do is try and fit in.
!!! Easy come easy go !!!
I worked on North Street for a couple of months and I actually saw rubbish been dropped from one of the flat windows maybe this is how its done in Eastern Europe !!! we pay for every thing for these so called job seekers from eastern Europe so the least they could do is try and fit in. !!! Easy come easy go !!! steve10
  • Score: 14

8:40am Thu 31 Jul 14

G_Firth says...

It will only get worst once BDMC goes the same way as other councils with once a month bin collections in order to save money to spend on central Bradford and sod the other areas.
It will only get worst once BDMC goes the same way as other councils with once a month bin collections in order to save money to spend on central Bradford and sod the other areas. G_Firth
  • Score: 4

12:07pm Fri 1 Aug 14

MarkPullen says...

G_Firth wrote:
It will only get worst once BDMC goes the same way as other councils with once a month bin collections in order to save money to spend on central Bradford and sod the other areas.
Is this a fact George or more scaremongering from you?

What evidence can you provide that BMDC are moving to monthly collections and that this saving will be reinvested in Central Bradford?

Maybe you should read the story - Mrs Croden praises the council street cleaners for clearing the mess and collections are weekly.

This isn't party politics George - though you constantly make any story into a political one! This is about inconsiderate residents failing to use provided waste bins and dumping their trash whenever it please them.

Looking forward to document evidence from you showing that BMDC are moving to monthly collections ..... any idea how long it'll take for this to be provided??
[quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: It will only get worst once BDMC goes the same way as other councils with once a month bin collections in order to save money to spend on central Bradford and sod the other areas.[/p][/quote]Is this a fact George or more scaremongering from you? What evidence can you provide that BMDC are moving to monthly collections and that this saving will be reinvested in Central Bradford? Maybe you should read the story - Mrs Croden praises the council street cleaners for clearing the mess and collections are weekly. This isn't party politics George - though you constantly make any story into a political one! This is about inconsiderate residents failing to use provided waste bins and dumping their trash whenever it please them. Looking forward to document evidence from you showing that BMDC are moving to monthly collections ..... any idea how long it'll take for this to be provided?? MarkPullen
  • Score: 9

7:32pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Little Green Man says...

G_Firth wrote:
It will only get worst once BDMC goes the same way as other councils with once a month bin collections in order to save money to spend on central Bradford and sod the other areas.
Form the Daily Mail (so it must be true!) 10th July 2014: - "Bury council becomes the first in England to collect household rubbish every 3 weeks" So are there other councils in England that have, since 10th July, moved to monthly collections? Or did I miss a European directive making all months three weeks long?
[quote][p][bold]G_Firth[/bold] wrote: It will only get worst once BDMC goes the same way as other councils with once a month bin collections in order to save money to spend on central Bradford and sod the other areas.[/p][/quote]Form the Daily Mail (so it must be true!) 10th July 2014: - "Bury council becomes the first in England to collect household rubbish every 3 weeks" So are there other councils in England that have, since 10th July, moved to monthly collections? Or did I miss a European directive making all months three weeks long? Little Green Man
  • Score: -1

9:56pm Fri 1 Aug 14

The offcumden says...

The continual dumping of rubbish, unwanted furniture and furnishings is not just an eyesore and a nuisance, it is a health hazard and an environmental issue. It portrays a terrible image for tourists, who must think our town the scruffiest, dirtiest place in Yorkshire. Hardly encouraging for the local economy - it just drives people away.
I'd like to know why the authorities have not taken any enforcement action to rid us of this public nuisance? This isn't some back street corner of the town, it's happening on the main thoroughfare every day, but perhaps if it isn't near the war memorial square or on Cavendish Street, it doesn't matter enough?
The continual dumping of rubbish, unwanted furniture and furnishings is not just an eyesore and a nuisance, it is a health hazard and an environmental issue. It portrays a terrible image for tourists, who must think our town the scruffiest, dirtiest place in Yorkshire. Hardly encouraging for the local economy - it just drives people away. I'd like to know why the authorities have not taken any enforcement action to rid us of this public nuisance? This isn't some back street corner of the town, it's happening on the main thoroughfare every day, but perhaps if it isn't near the war memorial square or on Cavendish Street, it doesn't matter enough? The offcumden
  • Score: 4

12:34am Sat 2 Aug 14

Cornishlady says...

We need to show our town in a good way. Buildings being given Heritage Lottery Funding on the same street and around the corner......and then piles of rubbish sometimes oozing sometimes piles of furniture........Hea
lth hazard....not nice outside a café NOT NICE FOR ANYONE........please sort it on a daily basis or provide the flats with bins or a rubbish room..........
We need to show our town in a good way. Buildings being given Heritage Lottery Funding on the same street and around the corner......and then piles of rubbish sometimes oozing sometimes piles of furniture........Hea lth hazard....not nice outside a café NOT NICE FOR ANYONE........please sort it on a daily basis or provide the flats with bins or a rubbish room.......... Cornishlady
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11:30am Sat 2 Aug 14

abh59 says...

Why do we have to tolerate fly tipping on a daily basis from an inconsiderate few it is wrong on so many levels
In these times of cutbacks and diminishing services from BDMC it seems the rate payers are having to fund a daily doorstep (literally) collection for these offenders
Surely the landlord or letting agent should be held responsible for provision of a storage area for waste disposal.
If somebody was to trip and injure their selves on these piles of waste who would be held responsible for compensation the tenants BDMC landlord? hopefully not the local traders who's businesses are being blighted by this daily disgrace, more alarming is the fact that "dirty needles" have been spotted in the waste, obviously from illegal drug use as any one on prescription medication is supplied with a sharps disposal box I feel sorry for the waste disposal men who have to deal with this on a daily basis
Now I turn my attention's to the cctv when the fly tipping is reported the cameras are turned to view the offending deposit and a man in a van is despatched to remove it, knowing it is a point or habitual reoffending why don't the leave the cameras on that corner to catch the culprits on video and send a man with a summons for fly tipping.
To my knowledge environmental health cleansing and local MP Kris Hopkins are all contacted on a regular basis regarding this matter so how come they seem powerless or reluctant to bring this matter to a suitable conclusion.
And to conclude will the area reap the benefits of the increase in tourism that we were promised on the build up to the TDF if potential visitors to the area see the main road through the town strewn with rubbish giving it the appearance of a 3rd world shanty town rather than a town in 21st century brittain, I fear all the money spent on regeneration of the arcade on north street and the crown printers building and other projects in the pipeline is all wasted if this matter is not resolved
Why do we have to tolerate fly tipping on a daily basis from an inconsiderate few it is wrong on so many levels In these times of cutbacks and diminishing services from BDMC it seems the rate payers are having to fund a daily doorstep (literally) collection for these offenders Surely the landlord or letting agent should be held responsible for provision of a storage area for waste disposal. If somebody was to trip and injure their selves on these piles of waste who would be held responsible for compensation the tenants BDMC landlord? hopefully not the local traders who's businesses are being blighted by this daily disgrace, more alarming is the fact that "dirty needles" have been spotted in the waste, obviously from illegal drug use as any one on prescription medication is supplied with a sharps disposal box I feel sorry for the waste disposal men who have to deal with this on a daily basis Now I turn my attention's to the cctv when the fly tipping is reported the cameras are turned to view the offending deposit and a man in a van is despatched to remove it, knowing it is a point or habitual reoffending why don't the leave the cameras on that corner to catch the culprits on video and send a man with a summons for fly tipping. To my knowledge environmental health cleansing and local MP Kris Hopkins are all contacted on a regular basis regarding this matter so how come they seem powerless or reluctant to bring this matter to a suitable conclusion. And to conclude will the area reap the benefits of the increase in tourism that we were promised on the build up to the TDF if potential visitors to the area see the main road through the town strewn with rubbish giving it the appearance of a 3rd world shanty town rather than a town in 21st century brittain, I fear all the money spent on regeneration of the arcade on north street and the crown printers building and other projects in the pipeline is all wasted if this matter is not resolved abh59
  • Score: 9

6:17pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Doc Daneeka says...

The offcumden wrote:
The continual dumping of rubbish, unwanted furniture and furnishings is not just an eyesore and a nuisance, it is a health hazard and an environmental issue. It portrays a terrible image for tourists, who must think our town the scruffiest, dirtiest place in Yorkshire. Hardly encouraging for the local economy - it just drives people away.
I'd like to know why the authorities have not taken any enforcement action to rid us of this public nuisance? This isn't some back street corner of the town, it's happening on the main thoroughfare every day, but perhaps if it isn't near the war memorial square or on Cavendish Street, it doesn't matter enough?
"tourists, who must think our town the scruffiest, dirtiest place in Yorkshire."

Well, can YOU think of a worse one?
[quote][p][bold]The offcumden[/bold] wrote: The continual dumping of rubbish, unwanted furniture and furnishings is not just an eyesore and a nuisance, it is a health hazard and an environmental issue. It portrays a terrible image for tourists, who must think our town the scruffiest, dirtiest place in Yorkshire. Hardly encouraging for the local economy - it just drives people away. I'd like to know why the authorities have not taken any enforcement action to rid us of this public nuisance? This isn't some back street corner of the town, it's happening on the main thoroughfare every day, but perhaps if it isn't near the war memorial square or on Cavendish Street, it doesn't matter enough?[/p][/quote]"tourists, who must think our town the scruffiest, dirtiest place in Yorkshire." Well, can YOU think of a worse one? Doc Daneeka
  • Score: 1

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