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messagePolystyrene in Goose Green Park - please help pick it up
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 25 September, 2019 12:52

No comments about the level of idiocy of those who left masses of the beads in the park, but we've been trying to clear it up with a broom and a dustpan.

If anyone has a leaf blower that hoovers, can you please let me know if we can borrow it?

The stuff won't wash away in the rain and will be there until it either blows away or gets picked up bit by bit.

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by DulwichFox 25 September, 2019 13:15

Haven't seen it myself but sounds like it could pose a real Danger to
Wildlife (Birds) who may try and eat/digest it.

Sounds like it needs to be tackled professionally ?? Council ??

DulwichFox

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by singalto 25 September, 2019 13:33

Who on earth did that? Any CCTV around? Well done to you for clearing it..

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by rch 25 September, 2019 14:51

Better to contact the council's parks department... the contact details are on the noticeboard by the Christmas Tree on the East Dulwich Road side of the park.

I saw white stuff on the grass as I was passing by, but couldn't stop, so it's useful to know what it is...

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Robin
Twitter: @ex_cllr_rch

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by creditwheredue 25 September, 2019 16:03

Poly Styrene lived in Oglander Road.

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 25 September, 2019 16:21

I'll get the details later and call them - thanks for that

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by singalto 25 September, 2019 16:30

Humdinger, I didnít mention the police. The cctv might have shed a light on how it came to be there!

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by Angelina 25 September, 2019 17:33

It looks like someone's had some fun shredding packaging....maybe without realising what a mess it would make.

I'm going to stop by later and see if I can help

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by smith 41 25 September, 2019 19:51

I have a leaf blower machine it sucks up as well message me if needed thanks

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 25 September, 2019 20:49

Thanks, it was dark when I got home so I will look in the morning and get in touch.
That's very kind of you.

I'll also call the park team.

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by rch 26 September, 2019 12:50

Hi... apologies for being vague above, have been running around.

FYI, I called the council's 020 7525 2000 complaints line and logged the issue with them. They can't deal with it directly, but they can pass it on to the Parks team.

A quicker way to report it directly is to email:-

parks@southwark.gov.uk

The more people who log complaints will help to speed up the response, so if you contact Parks in addition to my log at the 2000 number, then that's two of us!

The above email address is also the best way to report dog poo in Goose Green, as discussed on a previous thread. Goose Green is inspected regularly, but sometimes issues are missed unless the locations are specifically logged.

Let me know what happens!

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Robin
Twitter: @ex_cllr_rch

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by Jules-and-Boo 28 September, 2019 12:33

I've not been able to collect the hoover and Southwark have not cleared it.

Can we please treat this a a community problem and everyone who goes to the park pick a bit up?

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park
Posted by AylwardS 28 September, 2019 14:17

Jules-and-Boo Great idea. I'll probably e walking past later this afternoon and will do.

Such a simple suggestion but the local area / wildlife will benefit. It sometimes seems we can make no impact but this shows how even a small act can have an impact.

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park - PLEASE HELP PICK IT UP
Posted by Angelina 28 September, 2019 17:42

I started around the edges - it's blown everywhere! Quite satisfying to see a clear bit of grass :-)

Took my dog and she was quite happy having a sniff around for ten minutes!

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park - PLEASE HELP PICK IT UP
Posted by Sally Eva 29 September, 2019 18:55

A similar problem is horrible plastic confetti. Thrown in the air and then blows all over the place.

Paper is nice.

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park - PLEASE HELP PICK IT UP
Posted by rch 01 October, 2019 10:33

FYI, J&B, I dropped in on the parks manager yesterday and told him about the polystyrene in Goose Green. Ironically, he did his last inspection on the 20th Sept, but your post didn't note the problem until the 25th. So, they have logged the issue and will try to get it resolved asap (depending on rainfall).

It also turns out that my 7525-2000 complaints line recorded reference never got passed onto the Parks team, so that avenue of communication is a red herring.

So, it sounds like the best way to report problems at Goose Green is definitely to email parks@southwark.gov.uk

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Robin
Twitter: @ex_cllr_rch

messageRe: Polystyrene in Goose Green Park - PLEASE HELP PICK IT UP
Posted by first mate 01 October, 2019 17:52

I have mentioned it elsewhere but I am getting really fed up with all the broken glass, on the pavement and in the parks. Quite how this can be tackled I don't know, but it is a menace and seems to be getting worse.


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