Fag butts outside Addenbrooke’s
In May, the City Council’s Refuse & Environment & Streets and Open Spaces teams ran a ‘ward blitz’ in Queen Edith’s, focussing on areas highlighted by councillors as needing attention.
They will be reporting on this work at the next South Area meeting as well as reporting on how they have addressed specific problems identified by councillors. In Queen Edith’s, these include:
- verge parking on Mowbray and Fendon Roads
- smoking-related litter in streets near Addenbrooke’s and Long Road Sixth Form College
- dog fouling at Nightingale Rec and in Gunhild Way, Godwin Way and Godwin Close; purchase of dog bag dispenser for Nightingale Rec
- deep cleanse of Holbrook Park
At the meeting there will be a chance to ask questions and raise any issues.
7pm, Cherry Hinton Village Centre, Colvill Road, Monday 29th June.
201Environment report June 2015
Those little brown things aren’t flowers!
Addenbrooke’s Hospital introduced a total ban on smoking this year. An unintended consequence has been that people go just off site to smoke, and leave litter behind. The smokers congregate in local streets such as Red Cross Lane, and residents are annoyed about their loss of privacy as well as by the copious litter left behind — not only cigarette butts but sandwich packets and drink cans too. The Liberal Democrat City Council is clearing up after the smokers by providing more litter bins, at some expenses.
My colleague Cllr George Pippas has called on the hospital to provide somewhere for people to smoke on site. We hope that Addenbrooke’s will take steps to stop staff and visitors causing nuisance to local residents in this way.