Litter Campaign Welcomed by Watchdog on 14/02/2011
London TravelWatch has welcomed the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England’s call to persuade the rail industry to clean up their act.
Sharon Grant, Chair, London TravelWatch said: “We have been actively campaigning on this issue in London for years, and published guidance to encourage people to use the law to get railway stations and land cleared up.”
The guidance, Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish, explains how individuals can use the law to get rid of litter, and London TravelWatch has made significant gains to ensure that Network Rail, train companies and local authorities in London co-operate.
Sharon Grant continued: “We know that cleanliness around stations and railways lines is important to passengers and a litter-strewn railway is a blight on the local environment. We urge passengers to make a complaint when they see any accumulation of rubbish. Sadly, there are too many such places and any Londoners who want more advice can contact us.
London TravelWatch’s Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish shows individuals how they can use the Environmental Protection Act to force companies or local authorities to clear their land with a Litter Abatement Order and includes a template guide letter for people to use. If you would like any advice on using Litter Abatement Orders, please e-mail us.
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