Council Pledges Crack Down On Dukes Meadows BBQs
Enforcement to be stepped up due to complaints of litter after weekend parties
A recent image of rubbish piled in Dukes Meadows
Hounslow Council has promised to take action on the problem of weekend parties in Dukes Meadows which have led to several complaints about barbecues being held illegally and piles of rubbish left behind.
The Council said today that it is making a daily collection of rubbish in the area and installing more litter bins. Patrols by enforcement officers and council-funded police officers will be stepped up throughout the summer to stop barbecues being held.
Barbeques are not permitted at this or any other council-owned site.
Local people in Chiswick have complained about the state of the area near the bandstand. One said, "When I walked through this morning (Monday )there was a horrendous amount of 'litter' by the bandstand including two tressle tables on which were half empty bins of cooked food."
Another local resident reported food, bottles,some half full, toys, blankets, plastic cups,bbq fuel, all scattered around the bandstand.
In answer to queries from chiswickw4.com, Councillor Corinna Smart, cabinet member for leisure and parks, said: “Barbeques are not permitted in any park or open space in the borough, all of which are managed by Carillion on behalf of Hounslow Council.
“Anyone wishing to hold an event at one of our parks should apply online at www.eventapp.org/hounslow ”
June 7, 2016