Wednesday 16 July 2003 11.46am
Whilst we understand the frustration that residents feel over the current refuse strike in Southwark and the disruption it is causing particularly in this hot weather, we feel it necessary to point out that the strike is not directly related to Southwark Council
's own service but part of Unison's London-wide action over pay. It is not within the council's powers to resolve this issue locally.
We are taking any action that we can to minimise the impact of the strike and are increasing resources to ensure that all waste is cleared in the week commencing Monday 21 July (on people's normal collection day).
In the meantime, recyling banks around the borough and the Reuse and Recycling Centre at Manor Place Depot (30-34 Penrose St, Walworth SE17) can be used to minimise waste produced.
Dumped rubbish or fly-tipped material can be reported to Southwark Council
's Call Centre on 020 7525 2000 which is open between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm.
's full statement on the refuse strike can be seen by clicking on the item on the homepage of the website - www.southwark.gov.uk
(On behalf of Phil Davies, Head of Waste Management, Southwark Council