Residents on Swinton Street observed whole groups of rats feeding on rubbish left outside on the street. This includes rubbish by some of the guest houses and hotels, allegedly including from The House of Toby.
We have been told that Veolia and Camden council as well as the hotel have been made aware, but so far things have not improved.
All residents are reminded to keep rubbish indoors until collection on Wednesdays. Hotels and business users should not leave rubbish overnight outdoors.
The council has been addressed and promised to distribute bins where possible a week ago, though they have not yet arrived. They also promised additional collections and education.
Kings Cross Residents highlighted at the last meeting between them and Veolia and Camden at the end of April that their expectation, in the long run, is for the installation of a proper waste disposal system for inner-city areas, ideally what has been labelled the Amsterdam or Greek underground disposal model.
Labour-run Camden has over time removed bins, and then ended daily collections. Both have resulted in people dumping their waste on the street for days where it is accessed by vermin and giving a dreadful unfriendly appearance of the streets. For about two years residents are trying to request a solution that makes the area look attractive again and prevents the spread of rats.