There have been a number of “developments” since I wrote the round-up post last week.
The parking situation has been completely transformed and Wanstead will now get a full consultation, plus the implementation date has been put back a month. See Wanstedium for all the latest. No news on the other three areas earmarked for similar treatment though …
Good news on Charlie Brown’s roundabout. Transport for London has squashed rumours that the project had been delayed and have confirmed their timescales for pedestrian safety measures to be provided there. See Redbridge-i.
At yesterday’s Local Forum residents were complaining about an “incredible increase” in fly-tipping in their neighbourhood. See Ilford Recorder here. So I thought I’d do some digging into the data available on the council website. Below is a chart running from November 2009 to September 2016 of the number of fly-tipping reports per month.
What is not clear is whether these figures are for all fly-tips dealt with by the council or just those that have been reported. In any case the seasonal variation of summer month peaks may be due to people being out and about more in those months, and the increase in the last couple of years may also be due to more publicity for the reporting mechanisms available. So, we have asked for more information via a Freedom of Information request, and will do a more in depth post later.