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Rear Lane Violet Street Aberaman North

The above photograph shows the lane behind Violet Street Aberaman.

Having called into Aberdare Library reference section this morning requesting a list of adopted rear lanes for Cynon Valley. An extremely helpful lady behind the desk could not be more professional she went out of her way to find the information from other departments within RCTC.

If only Directors and Mangers within RCTC were as helpful life would be easer for local residents.

It would seem the rear lane behind Violet Street has been adopted, therefore should be maintained by RCTC as you can see it is like a jungle plus a dumping ground for fly tipping.
It is unfair for the residents of Violet Street not to have safe and ease access to the rear of their properties.

AberdareOnline will report the problem on Twitter and to Customer Services at Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and ask them to pass on to:

Nigel Wheeler who is the Service Director for Street-care

Steve Gammon who is the Streetcare Cleansing & Enforcement Manager.

More photographs are available if required

E-mail to Customer Services
Can you inform Nigel Wheeler who is the Service Director for Street-care
And Steve Gammon who is the Streetcare Cleansing & Enforcement Manager of the problems in Rear lane Violet Street Aberaman North
More information on the link

28 October 2014

For the attention of Huw Vaughan Thomas Auditor General for Wales
Dear Sir,

Reference: Non-Removal of Fly Tipping Rear Lane Violet Street Aberaman North Rhondda Cynon Taf

With reference to the above the incident was reported to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council 15th July 2014, I was provided with a reference number for this response 102344792.
The fly tipping was also reported to Local councilor at PACT meeting Nigel Wheeler Streetcare Director and Steve Merritt Chief Executive.
Clearly what the RCT Council says they improvement priorities are to reduce fly tipping, but for some reason this is not happening in Violet Street.
We have done what the council asks, “What should I do if I discover waste that has been fly-tipped?

http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/en/environmentplanningandwaste/streetcareandcle...

We await your response
The attached photograph taken today

A response from Steve Gammon Streetcare Cleansing & Enforcement Manager also on 28 October 2014

The area in question is classed as un-adopted, there are no recognised owners to a large number of the back lanes in the Cynon Valley , as for the lane at the rear of Violet Street, along with a number of other locations throughout the Aberaman and Cwmaman area, fly-tipping is being removed as part of Project 446 in partnership with the local community and South Wales Police, this work will be carried out between Monday 3rd November and Friday 7th November, if you have any other queries please give me a call .

My response to him

For the attention of Steve Gammon Streetcare Cleansing & Enforcement Manager

Dear Sir,
Reference: Non-Removal of Fly Tipping Rear Lane Violet Street Aberaman North Rhondda Cynon Taf
I thank you for your response with regard to the above, but as to why it has taken 105 days for the Streetcare department at RCTC to respond positively and to organise removal of fly tipping is inconceivable, please can you explain why?

With regard to adopted rear lanes in Aberaman the plan I was provided with from RCTC clearly shows the rear lane behind Violet Street as being adopted, as with the majority of lanes it dates back to the days of Aberdare Urban District Council.

If as you say Project 446 has been extended to Aberaman North will you be cleaning up other rear lanes in Aberaman North?