Campaigning to clean up our borough
Labour councillors, backed by local MPs Jim Fitzpatrick and Rushanara Ali, are calling on Mayor Lutfur Rahman to rethink his waste management procurement process to prevent a waste crisis in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
There are extensive problems with waste management, with local residents regularly raising concerns about dirty streets, missed rubbish collections and flytipping hotspots. This was exacerbated by the Mayor bringing in charges for bulk rubbish collection in June 2012.
Labour believes that all options for waste management must be thoroughly considered and openly discussed in public – including investigating the option of bringing waste services in house.
We the undersigned support Labour’s campaign:
· To make Tower Hamlets Council clean up our streets
· To fight for local jobs, including a local depot and in-house waste service provision
· To tackle the dumping caused by Lutfur Rahman's bulk waste charges.