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Decision time on bin cages next week

PUBLISHED: 14:35 06 March 2008 | UPDATED: 11:18 11 August 2010

A MEETING will be held to decide the future of some controversial new bin cages next week. Blocks of flats in Longbridge Road, Barking, had the large cages containing communal bins installed as an alternative to residents leaving their black bin bags in t

A MEETING will be held to decide the future of some controversial new bin cages next week.

Blocks of flats in Longbridge Road, Barking, had the large cages containing communal bins installed as an alternative to residents leaving their black bin bags in the street.

The decision was taken by the local community housing partnership (CHP), made up of councillors, tenants and residents, to cut down on the problem of vermin, and to prevent the bags being left out at the wrong times.

But many residents are opposed to the scheme, and some from Cavendish Gardens even prevented bin men from collecting the rubbish from the new cages as a protest.

They argue that the cages will begin to cause a smell nuisance, and will also attract fly tippers.

The CHP board will meet at the Civic Centre in Dagenham, next Tuesday (March 11) at 7pm.

Longbridge Ward Cllr Rocky Gill said: "I think it is the right step to send this matter back to the CHP board.

"I hope that everyone involved will now take the opportunity to make their views known about these bin cages, whether we ought to keep them or not.

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