Shabana has recently attended a street walk in the Small Heath area to address litter and dumping.
For some time, Shabana has been campaigning on litter and fly-tipping in Birmingham Ladywood. This week, she met with residents and a council officer on Fordrough Lane to walk around the surrounding area. It was a chance for residents to discuss the problem and outline where they think things are going wrong.
Birmingham is the second most populous urban area in the UK after London and growing, and it must be able to accommodate and deal with the waste that the hundreds of thousands of people living here generate.
Action points were taken from the street walk on behalf of Birmingham City Council. There was an agreement to look into implementation of more bins in the Priorygate area and discussion about the upcoming introduction of regular mobile street cleaners for the estate. The opportunity to address problem grot-spots on privately owned land with better enforcement action was also raised, with Shabana pledging to write to the Council on this issue.
Speaking after the street walk, Shabana said:
“An efficient and successful waste management system is the unsung hero of modern life, but when it is neither efficient nor successful, we notice.
“It’s clear there is work to be done on waste management in Birmingham Ladywood, and I will be continuing to work with local stakeholders to see how we can build a service fit for the future.”