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Cycling Rob helping make area cleaner

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 May 2013

Rob Andrews cycles around Becontree and Longbridge ward as part of his job to keep the wards tidy

Rob Andrews cycles around Becontree and Longbridge ward as part of his job to keep the wards tidy

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A council officer has been out and about on his bike helping to make Becontree ward in Dagenham a cleaner place to live.

The environmental enforcement officer, Rob Andrews, regularly patrols the area, addressing a variety of concerns regarding abandoned cars, eyesore gardens and rubbish.

He served notices on six abandoned vehicles in the car park next to Broklebank Lodge care home in Becontree Avenue.

All were moved within the given time and parked in surrounding roads.

Three of the vehicles were then seized as they were not taxed.

Following complaints about eyesore gardens in Lindsey Road, Fieldway, Farmway and Camden Crescent, residents will receive letters asking them to tidy up their property.

Rob, who covers Longbridge ward as well, also spoke with a resident burning mattresses and sofas in their back garden and is looking into a problem with rubbish in an alleyway behind the Robin Hood shopping parade.

To report environmental issues in the borough call Barking and Dagenham Direct on 020 8215 3000.


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