Shabana has written to residents with the latest updates on her work regarding litter and dumping in the constituency.
Enquiries regarding fly-tipped rubbish, missed collections, and general litter and dumping continue to be one of the most common complaints from constituents.
Responsibility for the state of our streets lies with Birmingham City Council, but Shabana has long campaigned for improvements to the service provided to residents.
Shabana Mahmood MP said:
“As many will be aware I have been campaigning extensively on the issue of litter and fly-tipping in Birmingham Ladywood and this has continued through the pandemic.
“My team continues to report individual instances of fly-tipping to the council. However, it is clear more can be done.
“My team has been mailing letters to some streets where fly-tipping and rubbish remains a big issue. The letter has been sent to residents to remind them of their responsibilities in regards to waste management to ensure all residents can live in a safe and clean environment.
“Furthermore, we have asked the Council to perform many full street cleans this year as requested by constituents.
“We have also written to the council regarding suspended services during Covid-19 such as mice and pest control. These services are key to managing rubbish and dumping problems before they escalate into environmental health hazards.
“Recently, I wrote to leaders at the council to highlight specific cases of horrendous fly-tipping. I have demanded that this is investigated immediately and asked what the Birmingham City Council’s future strategies are to address Birmingham’s litter problem.
“I continue to raise my concerns about the state of our streets at the highest levels in Birmingham City Council. In the meantime, I am also pursuing the regulatory avenues around enforcement against those blighting our urban landscape, and ensuring landlords and commercial businesses are fulfilling their obligations to the wider community when it comes to waste disposal.
“I will continue to lobby the council to take action until there is a real improvement in the service provided to local residents.
“Meanwhile, constituents can continue to report instances of fly-tipping to my office. I would also encourage constituents to book the waste disposal services that Birmingham City Council do offer via their website – https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/wasteservices.”