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Collins deserves new T-shirt as fly-tip figures start to fall

Inside Croydon

Now might be the time for Stuart Collins to start dishing out the T-shirts.

Stuart Collins (right) and his T-shirts. Figures published today demonstrate that his campaign is having some effect

Three years ago, the Labour councillor put in charge of getting Croydon’s streets clean, launched a “Don’t Mess With Croydon – Take Pride” campaign, handing out badges and balloons before he had the bins and road-sweeping staff in place to back-up the sloganising.

But today, following a £1.3million investment in the road-cleaning programe with contractors Veolia, Croydon Council produced figures which showed a decrease in fly-tipping incidents across the borough of more than one-fifth, compared to the same six-month period in 2016.

From April to October this year there were 11,876 reported incidents of fly-tipping, down from 15,211 during the same period in 2016.

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