Donoghue Petition

We note the longstanding problems caused by the Donoghue skip hire and waste management company and call on Barnet Council to support its relocation to a more suitable site as soon as possible.

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signed 2017-04-19 18:22:44 +0100
It’s really about time something is done about Donoghue’s. Our home is always dusty and grimy and often on a Saturday at 8am they are using their machinery. It has become unbearable.

Before Donoghue changed their business to entirely commercial, it wasn’t too bad.

Regards
signed 2017-04-19 06:25:40 +0100
The pollution levels are high especially in the summer and the smell is awfull. It needs to be relocated to a more suitable area.
signed 2017-04-18 19:31:23 +0100
Since removing the width restrictions the council has failed to install the speed camera promised for the vale and the skip drivers now wizz down the roads well in excess of the 20mph limit. All the roads and surroundings are covered in dirt and dust polluting the environment and turning the neighbourhood into an industrial park. This would not be allowed in areas with councils which actually represent their constituents and it should not be allowed here.
signed 2017-04-18 19:30:50 +0100
signed 2017-04-18 19:29:59 +0100
signed 2017-04-18 19:14:40 +0100
signed 2017-04-10 16:33:13 +0100
Damaging structure of properties due to vibration, pollution, dirt, and safety are the major concerns of the residents. The Council has failed in its duty to enforce the law allowing the heavy lorries to speed along The Vale etc, as 20 mph limit is ignored willfully with no consideration for the local residents.
signed 2017-04-08 14:28:06 +0100
It’s total disgrace and a big health hazard. The should be relocated immediately
signed 2017-04-07 12:48:28 +0100
My road, Claremont Road, and my house and even inside gets very dusty with a pale sandy builders type dust caused by Donohues and their lorries which also have a detrimental effect on the roads and houses causing potholes and cracks respectively, and causing polution in a residential area.
signed 2017-04-06 11:13:23 +0100
This has been well and truly kicked into the long grass by the council who say they are exploring options and will report back in 12 months, yes, 12 months! In the meantime, Donoghue continue to speed along totally disregarding the 20mph limit, on weekends as well. On the face of it, the Tory councillors appear to be sincere in addressing this, but it is clear there are far more important issues for them, for example, the shameless practice of leaf-blowing blighting the lives of Hampstead Garden Suburb residents, whose every need is of upmost important. Donoghue don’t care about resident pressure as they have strong financial connections with the council. They have paid off certain senior officers who are supposed to be concerned with the environment but are more concerned with commerce. Look at how they got the width restriction removed to give Donoghue a nice driveway. Maybe they should remove the width restriction on Dunstan Road as well, I’ve heard talk of it. If there is any imminent relocation (v. unlikely), it is too late for the Tories to take any credit. Labour will just claim it was due to their pressure. Yes, they managed to get a petition up on a website – big deal. Other councils seem to get how to restrict traffic in residential areas, for example, blocking off street ends and putting in one way systems. Camden over-allocate resource to pavement and road resurfacing, whilst Barnet under-allocate with the excuse they have too many roads to maintain – well shouldn’t they budget for that then. Of course, if you are on the Golders Green side, your roads will be much better maintained. What action can residents take, maybe just re-instate the width restriction themselves, hamper Donoghue’s movements, stage protests, etc? Can’t see it happening. In the meantime, school children and residents will just have to put up with it. I wonder if Sadiq Khan is aware of this given he is committed to reducing pollution?
signed via 2017-03-31 11:47:59 +0100
signed 2017-03-30 17:07:18 +0100
The mud and dirt are unacceptable. The sweepers they send round are noisy (today 30th March they sent over 20 sweeps) and all they do is shift the dirt from one place to the next.
signed 2017-03-29 16:16:03 +0100
Having this waste management business in the middle of our residential community alongside 3 primary schools is a health hazard. I should not be allowed.
signed via 2017-03-28 22:21:35 +0100
signed via 2017-03-28 16:15:36 +0100
please relocate as soon as possible as they are absolutely ruining our area. They have expanded their operation over the last few years and we are thoroughly sick of their vehicles up and down the roads hundreds of times per day. This company is a blight on our area and is, no doubt, negatively effecting our health with the dirt and dust they produce.
signed via 2017-03-28 15:44:38 +0100
signed via 2017-03-28 13:46:46 +0100
This is a residential area and a waste company is not appropriate especially how the lorries drive!! There are primary schools within walking distance & very dangerous for parents & children. There is dirt & dust everywhere a very big health hazard!!
signed 2017-03-28 12:36:28 +0100
having this waste management business in the middle of our residential community alongside 3 primary schools is an absolute OUTRAGE. How can this be allowed! Donghues needs to locate to a more appropriate site. can the powers that be – please not only listen but take action now….. I am living on The Vale and it is inhumane to expect people to suffer the appalling, dust, noise, pollution, toxic fumes, traffic, vibrations that this business causes. As the business has grown beyond recognition I have become more and more ill with allergies and wheeziness and so much so that I am now taking an allergy pill every day. It is totally inhumane.

yours sincerely, Maureen Byrne
signed 2017-03-27 20:15:32 +0100
signed 2017-03-27 11:52:02 +0100
It’s affecting our estate now for several years, air pollution and severe parking issues in our estate located just opposite of Donoghue waste management.


The fine dust pollutes the air, which comes over daily from Donoghue into our estate , this dust is from breaking down the builder rubbish in their on site waste crusher facility.

There is constantly a layer of fine dust on our vehicles and on our windows, even the fine dust blows into our houses when we have the windows open for ventilation. This dust is possibly toxic.


Mainly Donoghue employees/contractors use our road as free parking for their vehicles, which put at lot of strain onto our community.

Those employees parking constantly on our estate road, Mon to Fri from around 6:15 am to 6 pm.

They park both sides of the access and egress roads.

We had several incidents, where by few of our residents needed medical ambulance attention and the ambulance vehicle was not able to drive into the middle of the estate. The access/egress way was to narrow to allow the ambulance vehicle to pass by the parked vehicles.

Even delivery vehicles have difficulty trying to enter our estate.


Their waste disposal site isn’t the only one they have, they have another one in Watford.

There must be already a plan in hand, for relocation of their waste crusher facility site from Claremont Road?
signed 2017-03-25 14:49:52 +0000
signed 2017-03-25 14:46:23 +0000
Move them away as soon as possible please. Those cleaning vans start cleaning roads in the morning at 08:15am when is the most busiest time to drive and the same in the evening.

Speed restrictions on Vale has been removed and I believe is them job!

It is not save for children!
signed 2017-03-25 11:45:25 +0000
My understanding is that donoghues clean The Vale on a regular basis due to the amount of grit, dirt and grime? I have been watching them since the removing of the width restrictions. I have noticed they clean up to mendip drive then turn round and drive back to donoghues… is this really cleaning!!?
signed via 2017-03-24 19:56:22 +0000
signed 2017-03-24 16:48:43 +0000
Donaghues waste depot should not be in the middle of a residential area. i live opposite their depot and the filth that is constantly in the air and on the road from there is a disgrace.

my vehicle has to be cleaned at my expense twice a week because its permanently covered under a cloud of dust.

i cannot have my flat windows open at all either, for fear of choking from the pollution.

They also have a road sweeping vehicle which drives up and down claremont rd every hour all day, which doesn’t help at all.

in fact it exasperates the problem, churning all the dust from the road surface back up and floating around all over again.

I have grandchildren, and i don’t wish them to be unfairly subjected to this pollution, which is damaging their lungs.

its enough to consider moving out of my home.

I just hope that they will be forced to move out because its like living in a rubbish dump for residents here.
signed 2017-03-22 19:09:05 +0000
Renee Vischer
signed 2017-03-21 13:30:00 +0000
Please stop the dangerous speeding of these trucks and lorries on The Vale
signed 2017-03-21 12:24:24 +0000
As a private hire Chauffer,, my vehicle has to be clean in and out all the time, which means o need to wash my vehicle twice a week ,,, but since I live in this flat( 4 years ), I have to wash it everyday and that cost me a lot ,,,, yes a lot,

So please do something and also sometimes my daughters come over for weekend,, they say to me it is hard to. Rests on this flat.

Regards
signed 2017-03-20 20:17:44 +0000
So tired of this noise and road getting worse (damage), time for this company to move somewhere else! Also why had the road width restriction been removed?
signed 2017-03-20 19:00:50 +0000
Why has nothing been done about this yet!
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