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.