Sea Containers House - rubbish on foreshore
There are hundreds (no exaggeration) of cable ties lying on the foreshore in front of Kings Reach Tower, presumably dropped in by workmen. I am about to report this to the environment team at LBS, please let me know if there is anyone else I should report this to. I have photographs.
Karen, you could also contact Thames 21, who try to get more joined up action on care for the Thames, which seems to be no one authority's clear responsibility. Their website is: http://www.thames21.org.uk/
Also, contact the contractors on site? Obviously not party to the 'considerate contractor' code of behaviour! Perhaps hoping their sins would be washed away....
Emails sent; Cllr Noakes and Cllr Thornton have already responded so hopefully the contractors will act quickly. I think we need to keep an eye on this company because they have previously been asked to clean up the foreshore.
The Environment Agency is responsible for enforcing this sort of thing. Sorry I am too disorganised at the moment to have their number handy.
The contractors have apologised and promised to clean up. Not good enough though as they were asked to clean a similar mess in September. LBS environment team are on their case, as is David Noakes who chairs the Sea Containers Monitoring group. Also got a reply from Thames 21 who asked we keep them informed. Perhaps we can push for a large fine - or community compensation - since polluting the water-ways is a criminal offense. I might suggest this; perhaps we could get them to do something about that boggy bit of grass on the Thames side of LWT.
The contractors have been along the foreshore and concluded that there is also rubbish further down the river from the Balfour Beatty works and have suggested 'we set up a collective foreshore team from the Bankside Logistics Group regarding the companies working along the foreshore and carry out joint cleanups in designated areas along the shore to a workable programme'. Glad that they are being pro-active. Thanks to all those who responded so quickly to the emails.