15 July 2007

Havering tops national league

It is not often that the London Borough of Havering tops a national league but we have done it: the Council and residents have worked hard to ensure that we have the dirtiest streets in England!


A report published by the GMB union and based on information obtained by the Audit Commission shows that for the 2005/06 financial year, 44 per cent of the Borough's land or highways (all commercial, recreational, residential areas and all types of road) failed to meet acceptable litter guidelines.The Commission uses a scale of indicators from A to E to assess amounts of litter, and Havering had the most streets with a C or under - denoting areas with widespread rubbish or major accumulations of debris.


Our illustrious MP Andrew Rosindell expressed surprise "I have seen a lot worse in the country" he said before putting a positive spin on the findings : "it will remind the council that we need to keep on top of this problem" he added. This is a mercy: had the council been run by Labour then he would have demanded that the leaders be strung up by their testicles out.side the Town Hall...


Clearly our council does not put in sufficient resources into street cleaning. Clearly too, we the residents of Havering live seem only too willing to live in our own filth.

7 comments:

Simone ( Exercising for comments) said...

Pop over to my blog to receive your award.

Irene said...

Oh, but you should see some of the streets in Manila!

I still like living here anyway. :)

jams o donnell said...

Thanks Simone!

ROmford has a reputation of being a pretty crapy place (not nasty, not too crime ridden but not liked) but I like living here

Bryan said...

The only thing worse would be a poem by McGonigall to celebrate the award.

About the only true thing that former mayor of NYC, Giuliani ever said, was that one chunk of litter left uncollected always attracts more.

jams o donnell said...

Giuliani was right.. let the little bits accumulate and hey presto you have a mountain soon enough.

Perhaps Havering needs a Poet Laureate, Bryan to celebrate out litter, our market, the hordes of yobs, the puddles of puke outside the kebab shops.. I can hear the odes now!

Alison said...

Havering is still a good place to live in places, but it is being dragged downhill very fast. I'm not surprised about the litter problem, especially when you have people visiting from far and wide to visit Romford's bars and nightclubs to hurl litter and any other bodily fluids that come to mind...

jams o donnell said...

There are definitely far worse places to live than Havering. I live not far from Romford town centre and it can be pretty dirty. That it has so many crappy nightspots is a problem but the local residents must take a big share of the blame too