Over the last few weeks I have been been canvassing residents in Mayfair and Soho. Thanks to everyone who took the time to talk with me.
The nearly universal complaint I heard was that of the noise of rubbish collection at all hours, especially recycling collection with the clattering and breaking of glass bottles. I recognise that living right in the centre of London, as grand as that seems, can be a challenge as well. In such mixed use areas some early morning deliveries and collections are inevitable.
One thing to be aware of is that many of the local businesses have contracts with their rubbish collection companies which stipulate the hours when the refuse can be collected. Since the collections occur when the businesses are closed the owners and managers may not know the collections are not happening during the contracted hours. Just letting them know might help solve some part of the problem.
If there are ongoing problems in your neighbourhood feel free to contact me, or the Westminster environmental team.