Campaign launched by St Pauls community to tackle fly-tipping in the local area

A group of local campaigners who have documented years of fly-tipping are now holding a photography exhibition to document their findings. The admin team of the local Facebook group St Pauls Connected (Bristol) along with other local residents in a campaign to tackle the issue and collaborate with others to find a long-term solution.

After years of documenting and reporting the constant fly-tipping, they are taking their evidence to City Hall as part of the campaign launch. They have put together a photography and installation exhibition which will be held at the Vestibules, City Hall, during the week of the general election (July 1-5, 11am-6pm).

“Better Streets-St Pauls” will hold a mapping exercise at the exhibition where residents will be invited to map the problems on each street in the neighbourhood. They have invited Bristol Waste and Bristol City Council to attend and work with residents to find a solution.

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A spokesperson from the group said: ”We’re delighted to invite everyone to come and be part of the solution, we need to work together to change processes, bin setups and attitudes. As residents of St Pauls- we wholeheartedly invite you to engage with the exhibition and campaign activities post-exhibition.

“We invite stakeholders from Bristol City Council, Bristol Waste Company , St Pauls Partners organisations, and St Pauls residents to attend our Better Streets- St Pauls Exhibition. We are very much aware that the overflowing bins, uncollected waste, and epidemic of fly-tipping on our pavements are a Public Health, Environmental, and Communities problem and there is clear inequity in what we are experiencing.

“From there we seek a street-by-street and deep dive into the problem as we work towards a solution. We’re hoping for a co-developed approach with accountability, transparency, equity, and fairness embedded into its core.

“Until we achieve our aim, we will campaign for a better, healthier and cleaner St Pauls. As for gatekeepers and doubters- there were also many of you during the Save St Pauls Dentist Campaign. We proved you wrong.”

More information on the exhibition can be viewed on Eventbrite here and you can find regular updates about the campaign on the St Pauls Connected Facebook page here .