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Residents concerned at ‘serious problem of human excrement’ on Tooting Common


A bunch of Tooting residents is concerned at the quantity of ‘human excrement’ being discovered on the widespread.

Friends of Tooting Common (FOTC) is a gaggle of native residents who goal to advertise the general public use and delight of Tooting Common and have despatched a letter to Wandsworth Council complaining in regards to the problem.

The FOTC letter to the council reads: “There is an more and more critical problem of human excrement being discovered on the Common, notably in wooded areas.

“We are usually not at all clear why Portaloos are usually not being offered, since they’re being offered on Wandsworth Common and Battersea Park.

“We do subsequently ask for momentary provision of Portaloos on Tooting Common, to keep away from unsanitary and inappropriate use of bushes and wooded areas, and in order that the Common is of course handled on the identical foundation as the opposite massive greenspaces within the borough.”

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This comes after the hotter climate and easing of lockdown restrictions has meant persons are spending prolonged intervals of time outdoor.

FOTC goes on to induce Wandsworth Council to offer ‘clear signage’ to level folks to accessible bogs.

Local Resident Jasmine Dahl, 45, mentioned she agrees with FOTC’s endeavours. She mentioned: “There’s nothing worse than seeing people’ bodily capabilities.

“I stay by Clapham Common and I need to see about 10 willies a 12 months with folks peeing by timber.

“Without Portaloos there will be lengthy stretches the place there are not any loos at all and persons are humorous about utilizing bogs in outlets much more as a result of of the pandemic.”

Another resident took to Facebook to vent their frustration at discovering Tooting Common Café bogs closed.

Among the replies underneath the submit included “I like the outside however with a debilitating bowel situation it means I do not go to as usually as I used to. Let’s begin lobbying for higher onsite amenities.”

A spokesperson for Wandsworth Council mentioned: “There is not any excuse by any means for folks to deal with the widespread on this approach.

“There are bogs at the café and we’re assessing methods wherein we will enhance provision on the widespread together with the use of momentary Portaloos. ”

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