On Saturday, Stephen met with a group of residents and Councillors at the Katherine Road Community Centre to discuss the issue of fly-tipping in and around Newham.
During the meeting, the group explored possible solutions to the problem of people dumping unwanted household items and rubbish bags in residential areas. Ideas included enforcing higher penalties to deter individuals from fly-tipping; introducing communal skips in fly-tipping hotspots; developing more informative measures advising tenants on how to dispose of their waste; and ideas of how to work with landlords who rent properties in the borough.
Afterwards, Stephen said: "I was pleased to host the meeting today and enjoyed discussing with residents ideas as to who we can stop fly-tipping in Newham. It is vital that we work together to enforce effective measures to ensure our streets are safe and clean. I will now discuss some of these ideas with Council officers to what they can do."
A further meeting will be scheduled for later in the year to discuss what progress has been made.