Residents have long complained about the build-up of rubbish and waste on the land, which borders a frequently used alleyway. A campaign by residents and Lynne Featherstone MP saw the land cleared in 2003 – but it has since deteriorated again.
At the meeting, residents expressed their continued dissatisfaction with the state of the land, and the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green demanded that the huge piles of rubbish be cleared as soon as possible, and the land maintained regularly.
Network Rail agreed to this, and further agreed to work with residents, the MP and the council to keep the land properly maintained in the future.
Lynne Featherstone MP commented:
“It shouldn’t take intervention from an MP to get Network Rail to agree to clear up and maintain their land. It is in a terrible state, and it makes the alleyway look dirty and dangerous.
“I am glad that Network Rail agreed to clear the land and to maintain it regularly. I will be keeping a close eye on this to make sure it happens.
“In the long term, I want to push for improvements to the alleyway itself, to make it safer and cleaner. I will be consulting local residents on what they would like to see happen.”