Pinner residents have taken umbrage with a milkshake and smoothie shop that allegedly refuses to stop dumping its rubbish on private property.
According to resident Jack Freeman, those living in Grange Court have had to deal with shops and residents dumping rubbish in their own back yard for years.
Jack said: “We’ve explained to them that because our building is private property, they’re not allowed to leave their rubbish in our area. After months and years of arguing, the shops relented and have put their rubbish in the back of their respective shops in two small bins due to the intervention of Harrow Council. All except for ShakeTastic.”
According to Jack, the smoothie bar has abandoned their rubbish bins in front of people’s houses and throughout the surrounding area.
Jack said: “We have confronted the staff about the mess they’ve unleashed on the streets but the manager of ShakeTastic has refused to do anything about it. He’s been really rude, intimidating, and has even shouted loudly at residents, claiming he can put his bin anywhere he wants, and that he doesn’t care about the mess he leaves on the streets.”
Emails to Harrow Council have gone “unanswered”, and residents are now said to be considering filing a petition to the council to bring an end to the matter.
A spokesperson for Harrow Council said: “All issues must be reported through the official channels so that our officers can take the relevant form of action. Until now, we have not been made aware of any issues in this particular area. However, our enforcements teams will be carrying out duty of care checks on businesses regarding waste management. They’ll also monitor the area and take action against anyone caught littering or fly tipping.”
ShakeTastic has been contacted for comment.