Has anyone tried the new Ask Austin function on Southwark Council's
homepage? They seem to have a real human being there answering emails and
helping people out. You can ask about council tax, or getting the rubbish
collected, finding out about your local councillors and so on. It's a real
I do not know where this area is so it is hard for me to answer. I will observe that Southwark Council does not own all of the graveyards in the borough and also that the conversion of graveyards to other purposes is a subject that is very emotive and not one that could ever be considered without a great deal of debate. I would suggest that the best way to progress this matter would be to raise the request with your local councillor. You can find out who the councillors are and how to contact them on the Southwark Council website on the page
I think it was a couple of months ago Southwark lauched it's litter lout line or whatever it's called - can't seem to find it on the website.
Anyway I've reported dumping of rubbish on a street near me 3 times now and have had no reponse back, this rubbish includes a large metal supermarket packing trolley that gets moved about by drunks and kids and has been left in the middle of the road, once having a car reverse into it and smash it's lights.
1) how many peopl have had the on the spot fines of £80 (I think) imposed on them.
2) whether the council actually makes any cash out of these fines or does it all get swallowed up by admin costs
3) if the council make money or break even - why are there no litter law enforcers out on the streets? I see people dropping litter all of the time and either pick it up or get the offender to (unless they are twice my size!) so why can't southwark empoly some full time people to monitor this?