IT IS the nature of news these days that residents. voters, consumers, citizens can express their dismay far more efficiently by simply putting a photograph on a social media site.
So when active citizen Shane Ralph went for a walk in Hardie Park, he was horrified at the state of the bins in the Stanford-le-Hope park.
The park has become a focal point for community activity with a group called Friends of Hardie Park campaigning for improved facilities.
But it appears that the park has been neglected as residents have complained in their droves.
One resident said: “Thurrock’s cleansing team need to get out and do their job but also people that dispose of their rubbish need to use the correct bins as that bin is for dog poo not for general rubbish.”
Shane Ralph added: “The bin is next to the kids play area and it stunk, it should not be like it, no matter when they come to do it. It should never be that bad and we should be told why it happened.”
YT has spoken to Stanford West councillor Terry Hipsey. Cllr Hipsey said: “This is unacceptable and I will act upon this on Monday morning.”