Bin lorry smashes into lamp post near Cheam primary school almost two weeks after waste collection truck knocked …
A Veolia waste collection truck has knocked over a lamp post near Cheam Fields Primary Academy almost two weeks after another lorry owned by the company brought down a tree. The lamp post was hit near the Mosley Drive academy earlier today (Thursday, April 20). Witness Nicola Mepham said: “I live a few doors down and saw it happen.
It was a bin lorry, but to be fair he moved to the side to allow a van behind him to get past as there was a removal van opposite. “The driver only clipped the lamp post slightly, but it was enough to bring the whole thing down.” It is the latest in a series of bungled incidents to impact on Veolia after the waste management company took over refuse collections on Saturday, April 1.
A bin lorry felled a tree in The Causeway, in Carshalton, on Saturday, April 20, the same day hundreds of resident queued for recycling boxes outside B&Q, in Sutton Court Road. Read more: Tree knocked down by bin lorry on The Causeway same day as queue ‘carnage’ in Sutton for recycling bins Read more: ‘Carnage’ in Sutton as around 1,500 queue for recycling bins outside B&Q
A Veolia spokeswoman said: “We are aware and take such issues very seriously.
“We have reported this to the Highways Agency to agree the next steps going forward.
We are carrying out a full investigation into the incident.”
- ^ Cheam (www.suttonguardian.co.uk)
- ^ Carshalton (www.suttonguardian.co.uk)
- ^ Tree knocked down by bin lorry on The Causeway same day as queue ‘carnage’ in Sutton for recycling bins (www.suttonguardian.co.uk)
- ^ ‘Carnage’ in Sutton as around 1,500 queue for recycling bins outside B&Q (www.suttonguardian.co.uk)