Winton councillors calling for funding for more street cleaning services to deal with litter problems

Winton councillors calling for funding for more street cleaning services to deal with litter problems

Wimborne Road in Winton

Winton East Cllr Pat Oakley

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WINTON councillors are seeking funding for an enhanced street cleaning service to try to deal with the area’s litter problem.

Councillors and residents say the amount of rubbish in the area is largely down to the high number of student homes and is more than council cleaners can cope with.

Students will take part in a mass litter pick on Friday, and councillors are looking for alternative funding sources to clean more roads, more often.

Winton East Cllr Pat Oakley said: “Litter is a major problem in Winton; it’s unsightly and expensive to remove.

“The high density of student let properties with four, five, six adults living in a house designed for a family obviously creates more rubbish than normal – it’s as simple as that.

“All it needs is for one wheelie bin to be knocked over and we have a street full of litter, it’s depressing. I live in Winton and see this problem every day.”

He said the council had introduced additional cleaning for Wimborne Road and the streets leading off it, which had helped, but said that streets further back also needed attention.

“Myself and my fellow Winton East councillors Johann Edward and Theo Stratton are working hard trying to find ways of increasing the frequency of street cleaning for the whole of Winton,” he said.

“Everyone knows that financially times are tough and funding is challenging so we are actively seeking alternative funding sources to pay for increased street cleaning in Winton.

“Make no mistake we are determined to get on top of the Winton litter problem. Winton residents deserve better.”

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4:25pm Tue 25 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

Clearly the council needs to employ more litter collectors and or supply more litter bins. Last week it was using volunteers to clean the beach at Boscombe. Perhaps it is time to stop spending all our money on hiring yet more tat stalls from S+D Leisure and spend a bit more on getting rid of rubbish seeing as they keep building yet more student and private housing in the middle of town!
Clearly the council needs to employ more litter collectors and or supply more litter bins. Last week it was using volunteers to clean the beach at Boscombe. Perhaps it is time to stop spending all our money on hiring yet more tat stalls from S+D Leisure and spend a bit more on getting rid of rubbish seeing as they keep building yet more student and private housing in the middle of town! speedy231278
  • Score: 5

4:51pm Tue 25 Feb 14

BoscVegas says...

there are plenty of petty crims whom could be sent to do such work as part of the Community Payback Scheme.
there are plenty of petty crims whom could be sent to do such work as part of the Community Payback Scheme. BoscVegas
  • Score: 9

7:45pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Hobad1 says...

Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.
Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords. Hobad1
  • Score: 8

9:30pm Tue 25 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

CCTV .high powered binoculars and a sniper to fire one warning shot and then another shot if they refuse to pick it up.but not necessarily in that order
CCTV .high powered binoculars and a sniper to fire one warning shot and then another shot if they refuse to pick it up.but not necessarily in that order kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

9:11am Wed 26 Feb 14

BoscVegas says...

Hobad1 wrote:
Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.
are you actually suggesting that students do not benefit the economy in any other way?
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.[/p][/quote]are you actually suggesting that students do not benefit the economy in any other way? BoscVegas
  • Score: 0

10:08am Wed 26 Feb 14

Winton_Resident says...

BoscVegas wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.
are you actually suggesting that students do not benefit the economy in any other way?
It does see a shame that those causing the nuisance and extra expense are not having to pay for it. I agree, a charge to student landlords is a great idea, not just for litter but to help cover the cost of environmental control officers so that there is a proper 24/7 noise complaint service. The university should also be digging deep. There should be more fines to problem households and these should be ring-fenced. Winton in particular has suffered and continues to suffer day in day out whilst it contributes a huge element of the overall council tax for Bournemouth due to the property density. There should also be fines to landlords that do not maintain the appearance of their properties. Well kept properties encourage respect from the tenants. A lot of rubbish is deliberately dropped on the streets and typically includes bottles of beer, cider, and wine, fast food packaging and high energy drinks. If only this could be policed, it is a disgrace. We have all been young and a little silly but I don't remember it ever being normal in my youth (only 20 years ago!) that we would throw rubbish in the streets like these kids do now.
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.[/p][/quote]are you actually suggesting that students do not benefit the economy in any other way?[/p][/quote]It does see a shame that those causing the nuisance and extra expense are not having to pay for it. I agree, a charge to student landlords is a great idea, not just for litter but to help cover the cost of environmental control officers so that there is a proper 24/7 noise complaint service. The university should also be digging deep. There should be more fines to problem households and these should be ring-fenced. Winton in particular has suffered and continues to suffer day in day out whilst it contributes a huge element of the overall council tax for Bournemouth due to the property density. There should also be fines to landlords that do not maintain the appearance of their properties. Well kept properties encourage respect from the tenants. A lot of rubbish is deliberately dropped on the streets and typically includes bottles of beer, cider, and wine, fast food packaging and high energy drinks. If only this could be policed, it is a disgrace. We have all been young and a little silly but I don't remember it ever being normal in my youth (only 20 years ago!) that we would throw rubbish in the streets like these kids do now. Winton_Resident
  • Score: 2

10:32am Wed 26 Feb 14

BoscVegas says...

Winton_Resident wrote:
BoscVegas wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.
are you actually suggesting that students do not benefit the economy in any other way?
It does see a shame that those causing the nuisance and extra expense are not having to pay for it. I agree, a charge to student landlords is a great idea, not just for litter but to help cover the cost of environmental control officers so that there is a proper 24/7 noise complaint service. The university should also be digging deep. There should be more fines to problem households and these should be ring-fenced. Winton in particular has suffered and continues to suffer day in day out whilst it contributes a huge element of the overall council tax for Bournemouth due to the property density. There should also be fines to landlords that do not maintain the appearance of their properties. Well kept properties encourage respect from the tenants. A lot of rubbish is deliberately dropped on the streets and typically includes bottles of beer, cider, and wine, fast food packaging and high energy drinks. If only this could be policed, it is a disgrace. We have all been young and a little silly but I don't remember it ever being normal in my youth (only 20 years ago!) that we would throw rubbish in the streets like these kids do now.
BU Students do inject £97 Million a year in maintenance loans alone into the local economy so I think we can forgive a little bit of litter. (maintenance loan is £5,555 x 17,502 students)
[quote][p][bold]Winton_Resident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.[/p][/quote]are you actually suggesting that students do not benefit the economy in any other way?[/p][/quote]It does see a shame that those causing the nuisance and extra expense are not having to pay for it. I agree, a charge to student landlords is a great idea, not just for litter but to help cover the cost of environmental control officers so that there is a proper 24/7 noise complaint service. The university should also be digging deep. There should be more fines to problem households and these should be ring-fenced. Winton in particular has suffered and continues to suffer day in day out whilst it contributes a huge element of the overall council tax for Bournemouth due to the property density. There should also be fines to landlords that do not maintain the appearance of their properties. Well kept properties encourage respect from the tenants. A lot of rubbish is deliberately dropped on the streets and typically includes bottles of beer, cider, and wine, fast food packaging and high energy drinks. If only this could be policed, it is a disgrace. We have all been young and a little silly but I don't remember it ever being normal in my youth (only 20 years ago!) that we would throw rubbish in the streets like these kids do now.[/p][/quote]BU Students do inject £97 Million a year in maintenance loans alone into the local economy so I think we can forgive a little bit of litter. (maintenance loan is £5,555 x 17,502 students) BoscVegas
  • Score: -1

12:49pm Wed 26 Feb 14

wool525 says...

Hobad1 wrote:
Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.
agree with that , deal with the students first, and all the run down houses around winton where landlords seem to rake the money in but don't seem to want to keep there houses and all the rubbish around them in order,
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.[/p][/quote]agree with that , deal with the students first, and all the run down houses around winton where landlords seem to rake the money in but don't seem to want to keep there houses and all the rubbish around them in order, wool525
  • Score: 1

12:58pm Wed 26 Feb 14

wool525 says...

BoscVegas wrote:
Winton_Resident wrote:
BoscVegas wrote:
Hobad1 wrote:
Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.
are you actually suggesting that students do not benefit the economy in any other way?
It does see a shame that those causing the nuisance and extra expense are not having to pay for it. I agree, a charge to student landlords is a great idea, not just for litter but to help cover the cost of environmental control officers so that there is a proper 24/7 noise complaint service. The university should also be digging deep. There should be more fines to problem households and these should be ring-fenced. Winton in particular has suffered and continues to suffer day in day out whilst it contributes a huge element of the overall council tax for Bournemouth due to the property density. There should also be fines to landlords that do not maintain the appearance of their properties. Well kept properties encourage respect from the tenants. A lot of rubbish is deliberately dropped on the streets and typically includes bottles of beer, cider, and wine, fast food packaging and high energy drinks. If only this could be policed, it is a disgrace. We have all been young and a little silly but I don't remember it ever being normal in my youth (only 20 years ago!) that we would throw rubbish in the streets like these kids do now.
BU Students do inject £97 Million a year in maintenance loans alone into the local economy so I think we can forgive a little bit of litter. (maintenance loan is £5,555 x 17,502 students)
try living in pine road and being able to get a good nights sleep when you work 12 hour days and then see if your comments are the same, students are pests and that's it
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Winton_Resident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: Heres a crazy idea.......how about charging the landlords of student properties a fee each year, put all that money in a pot, then use it to help clean the streets. After all, the only people i can imagine benefitting from having umpteen students in a house, are the landlords.[/p][/quote]are you actually suggesting that students do not benefit the economy in any other way?[/p][/quote]It does see a shame that those causing the nuisance and extra expense are not having to pay for it. I agree, a charge to student landlords is a great idea, not just for litter but to help cover the cost of environmental control officers so that there is a proper 24/7 noise complaint service. The university should also be digging deep. There should be more fines to problem households and these should be ring-fenced. Winton in particular has suffered and continues to suffer day in day out whilst it contributes a huge element of the overall council tax for Bournemouth due to the property density. There should also be fines to landlords that do not maintain the appearance of their properties. Well kept properties encourage respect from the tenants. A lot of rubbish is deliberately dropped on the streets and typically includes bottles of beer, cider, and wine, fast food packaging and high energy drinks. If only this could be policed, it is a disgrace. We have all been young and a little silly but I don't remember it ever being normal in my youth (only 20 years ago!) that we would throw rubbish in the streets like these kids do now.[/p][/quote]BU Students do inject £97 Million a year in maintenance loans alone into the local economy so I think we can forgive a little bit of litter. (maintenance loan is £5,555 x 17,502 students)[/p][/quote]try living in pine road and being able to get a good nights sleep when you work 12 hour days and then see if your comments are the same, students are pests and that's it wool525
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