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.
The Golders Green Residents Association.
Councillor Dean Cohen.
Peter Donoghue ( who I have to say is quite an arrogant character, and doesn’t give a “jot” about the residents!) and his transport manager, Raj.
Quite frankly I have lost faith. Cllr Cohen was very, very helpful.
Over the last few years it has been intolerable living here.
Between the daily “filth” that manages to seep into the house, on the windows and glass, it is horrendous, all I seem to do is clean the house and work full time!
My home should not get so “dusty”. It is gritty particles, which are obviously coming from Donoghues!
When the “width restriction” was installed on The Vale to stop Donoghues and “anything larger than a car” using The Vale. It caused, and still does cause problems on Pennine Drive. Having lived here here for over 30 years I can categorically say the traffic has increased dramatically since that was put in place.
I know it has been removed, but the Council did not remove the extension of the pavement, which still forces large lorries, over 30 tons down Pennine Drive!!
The removal has alleviated the traffic, but not significantly!!
Also lorries are IGNORING the 5T weight restriction on Pennine Drive.
Another matter is the utter filth on Claremont Road & pavements.
It is all residue from Donoghues site & looks dreadful.
Most importantly is the massive health risk breathing all this in as well as all the pollution in the area!
Thank you for taking my comments on board.
Another question that needs to be answered is why did the council allow Donoghues to expand their site?
This company should be nowhere near a residential area instead of right in the middle of one. People are dying from unacceptable pollution levels from Donoghues. Has anyone actually done air quality checks? The readings will probably be off the scale.