Litter bugs and fly-tippers descend on Barking primary school

PUBLISHED: 10:31 24 October 2017

Refuse bags outside Ripple Primary School in Ripple Road, Dagenham

Refuse bags outside Ripple Primary School in Ripple Road, Dagenham


Pupils at a Barking primary school are hoping handmade posters will prevent fly-tipping near their gates.

Broken electrical goods, old furniture and refuse sacks have been dumped outside the main entrance to Ripple Primary School’s Westbury site since Easter.

The school council even put up anti-littering signs made from felt tip pens, coloured pencils and paper. But the bin bags kept coming.

“No child should have to regularly walk past piles of rubbish as they enter their school,” said headteacher Roger Mitchell.

Staff at the Ripple Road, Barking primary had to clear away the rubbish each time, despite a parent governor contacting Barking and Dagenham Council about the issue in July, he added.

A council spokesman said they had received “no complaints from the school” but were happy to work with teachers to address concerns.

Fixed penalty notices had been issued for fly-tipping in the area, he added.


  • I would like to know why the Barking and Dagenham Post are fabricating and publishing inaccurate reports? 1. The Rubbish has not been there since Easter… It wasis collected by the council but more usually returns within a matter of days 2. This is not a result of the councils bulk collections policy but is due the high amount of HMO’s in the area combined with the councils No Side Waste policy on refuse collections… 3. The school reports EVERY fly tipping incident to the council… If this so called reporter DID actually speak to a council representative about this then they are lying to play down the problem… 4. The poster campaign was NOT initiated by the school council but was something MY partner wanted to do to raise the awareness to the problem so she got the permission from the headteacher Mr Mitchell and then arranged with the school council to draw some posters and put them up… This was just after Easter… Not only does my partner work at the school but WE live in the same road as the school and are sick to the eyeballs with the amount of fly tipping going on in our road and in the borough... The only accurate statement in the report is that fines had been handed out in the area, how do I know this? Because at least 3 of them went to HMO’s in our road… When will the council get some cctv in place? Rant over……��

    Report this comment


    Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • This is a daily occurrence and has been going on for months now. The council needs to put a camera up to catch the inconsiderate fly tippers. They’d make a fortune!

    Report this comment

    Alison Cormack

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Latest Barking and Dagenham News Stories


Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

Yesterday, 09:00

Barking and Dagenham College has been shortlisted for a national award for the training it provides.

Yesterday, 08:00

I joined council leader, Darren Rodwell, and colleagues recently at City Hall, for the announcement of the Mayor of London’s Borough of Culture awards.

Fri, 17:00

Fahad Lashari, 25, is a maths and English tutor at Frobel Learning, a Barking tuition centre. He speaks about his passion for education and why we should invest in community centres and youth services

Fri, 16:19

A former Barking Abbey pupils has been named as the victim of a fatal car crash in Beckton.

Fri, 14:10

Five people have been charged in connection with a spree of burglaries of homes in Kent and Essex.

Fri, 12:59

A teenager stabbed to death in Chadwell Heath has been named locally as Lyndon Davis.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now