The group talked about some of the problems in the area and what could be the root causes. We decided that the lack of waste storage and a lack of understanding of the available services played a big part in the issue. We also talked about residents expectations of the alleys being very low and how the alleys are seen as dumping grounds.
We also talked about the consequences of the litter in the alleys such as vermin infestation and how much of the waste is actually recyclables.
We also thought we could organise a number of visits for residents who would like to get involved in the project to clean and green the alleyways.
These visits will be to the recycling centre to learn about the process and to Cecil Street to see the work that residents have done to transform their alleyway.
The meeting ended on a high with everyone agreeing to invite as many neighbors as possible to the litter pick on Saturday.