I live on one of the housing estates in the Blackfriars area and am experiencing a problem with unwanted items of litter.The said items often fall onto my balcony or on the grass downstairs. I live on the first floor. The said items are usually food, but sometimes they are condoms, tissues and more recently used sanitary towels. As you can imagine I find this un neighbourly, not to mention unhygienic. So here's my dilemma, do I report it to the Council and would I be taken seriously? This is happening on a daily basis. If anyone has had a similar experience I would be grateful for any advice you could share. Many thanks in advance.
I had the same with upstairs neighbours some time ago. The neighbours will /and in your tenancy have a clause they must not cause nuisance to other neighbours. I suggest you write to the offending neighbour- in a 'soft' approach way-saying you may not realise this is causing me nuisance/offence but please stop. If they don't stop at once then report it to the council as ASB. Take photos as well. Send a copy of your 'soft' letter to the council . By recorded delivery.
If you're on a Council estate then the advice above is good (though do remember if you life in Styles House (by Southwark tube station) or Applegarth House (on Nelson Square) then these are run by TMOs and they will be much quicker about sorting out your problem - just go to the estate office)
Many thanks for all your replies. I live in Applegarth House in Nelson Square and I've mentioned this to both our Estate Manager and at our quarterly tenants meetings. The Housing Manager has addressed this in our newsletters on previous occasions, but it still continues.
You should ask the Estate Manager to bring in SASBU to help with this. I'm guessing that this problem must come from a particular property and they/you/others must have an idea who it is.
Anything with blood or bodily fluids counts as a serious health hazard (all of this stuff in the NHS has to be properly incinerated) so you should up the pressure on this - and remind the office etc that this is not just 'litter'
When I moved into my first flat away from family, I acquired a cat. This cat seemed to want to go to the toilet everywhere but her litter tray, especially some ladies balcony, I became aware of this because, the lady would kindly scoop it up and leave it outside my front door.