Don’t Be A Tosser…

So – what’s going on here then? A local good Samaritan? Lara snapped these splendid receptacles on the railings that separate Earlswood and Tuskar Street, but they’re springing up all around the area – she saw two more up by the railway bridge on Vanbrugh Hill. The Big Society is in action in East Greenwich at least…


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11 Comments to “Don’t Be A Tosser…”

  1. will says:

    I noticed about 3-4 of these around the east side of Maze Hill station this weekend, and what is even better, someone appears to be emptying them. Well done that person!

    Shame on Network Rail for the state of their land in the same area.

  2. Jon says:

    Network Rail pleaded guilty recently to failing to comply with a litter abatement notice for the railway land round there and were fined. Fingers crossed it makes a difference.

  3. Benedict says:

    Wombles don’t exist? Say it ‘aint so!

  4. Joe F says:

    Cor, Phantom, how spooky! Two bins with exactly the same litter in each. What are the odds against that?

  5. cerletone says:

    Judging by the amount of trash over the fence by the Maze Hill rail bridge, everyone thinks that is the rubbish bin. I’m not sure who should be more ashamed: the person who chucked their waste there, or Network Rail for not clearing it up!

  6. Chris says:

    This reminds me of the guerilla ‘anti-dog crap’ spray-painter who surfaced a couple of years ago in Charlton.

    Hats off to the guerilla bin man/lassie!

  7. methers says:

    I think the bins are a great idea, but it does rely on someone to keep coming along to empty them. Perhaps it would be even better if people could take their rubbish home with them, or carry it as far as the next bin.

    The area behind the fence near Maze Hill has been a disgrace for many years – boo to the people who chuck their rubbish over the fence, and boo to Network Rail for failing to tidy it up. Except that it looks like at least some of the rubbish has been cleared recently, and I’ve seen a South Eastern Railway bloke picking up litter on the platforms and paths around the station. So perhaps things are getting better – it is the fear of fines, or tidying up before the Olympics?

  8. Txarli says:

    Let’s keep the pressure.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/txarligon/sets/72157627791298307/

    Names of contacts at different organisations will follow from Council to Local groups and Watchdogs and Miniters of Transport and Develp. Org. Auth.

    Regards
    Juan

  9. Steve says:

    What happened to them? I saw a council worker emptying them this morning, did he then take them down?

    Are we having proper bins installed?

  10. Lara says:

    They are all gone… :-(

  11. methers says:

    … but we have new official Greenwich Council bins, by the exit of Maze Hill station next to the Maze Hill Pottery and on Vanbrugh Hill near the railway bridge, where there used to be a bin which was removed a few years ago.

    So whoever put up their own DIY bins seems to have jolted the council into action. Hurrah to that person.