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We the undersigned petition Westminster City Council to move the bins from outside the park on Paddington Street to the empty lot opposite on Luxborough Street. More details
Petition update from the council, 24 September 2018Dear Ms Testino,
Thank you for submitting your petition calling on the council to move the bins from outside the park on Paddington Street to the empty lot opposite on Luxborough Street.
Planning permission was originally secured in 2014 for the ‘empty lot’ to be the site for the new Marylebone Library but the library is now to be accommodated as part of the Seymour Leisure Centre on Seymour Street. As you may be aware, the council has recently been surveying local residents on potential options for the redevelopment of the ‘empty lot’ site (www.westminster.gov.uk/luxboroughdevelopment) and further public consultation is planned to take place during October 2018. A planning application submission for the new site is scheduled for January 2019.
As the empty lot site is to be imminently redeveloped, and in the absence of any suitable alternative locations for the bins within the immediate vicinity, the council does not propose to relocate the bins at the current time. Please be assured however that the council is continuing to work closely with the Metropolitan Police and other agencies to tackle the drug taking and anti-social behaviour issues that you highlight in your petition.
Head of Waste & Parks
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There are a number of bins on Paddington street that have become a dumping ground for all rubbish and an eyesore for the community. The bins also back on to the park and act as a barrier for people to hide behind and do drugs, with lots of young families living in the area this is obviously very unsatisfactory. We would like to create a petition with the intention of moving the bins from their current location to the empty lot on Luxborough Street where trees could be planted around them and a fully recyclable system could be put in place.