Partygoers Left Piles Of Rubbish In Dukes Meadows

Hounslow Council says it took three days to clean up


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An event which was held without permission at Dukes Meadows led to complaints about piles of rubbish left behind (April 3rd) Hounslow Council said it has been cleared and took three days to sort out. The event was held without permission from the Council or from Carillion, who manage the borough's green spaces.

The rubbish was left in piles near the bandstand, a popular place for groups of people to congregate at weekends.

One resident, who sent images to said:

"It was some kind of festival and the crowds descended on Dukes Meadow to enjoy the good weather. Unfortunately by Wednesday morning Hounslow Council had yet to collect the garbage which is still piled high."

She added that this was a health hazard to humans and to dogs.

The matter was reported to Hounslow Council. Councillor Ed Mayne, cabinet member for public health and leisure, said: “Last weekend, (April 2/3) an event took place at Dukes Meadow without permission from the council or Carillion, who manage the borough’s green spaces on behalf of the council.

“On Monday, as part of the normal litter picking and bin emptying schedule, staff reported that there were large amounts of rubbish at the site. After a three day clean-up, the site is now clear.

“Anyone who has concerns about excessive rubbish at this or any of the borough’s other parks should email



April 11, 2016

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