Close off Circular Way to vehicles to stop hazardous fly-tipping on Woolwich Common SE18

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Fly tipping has become an almost nightly problem on the lower parts of the common which are easily accessed from Circular Way. Vans are able to quickly dump hazardous waste including sharp material, chemicals and asbestos over areas of the common used daily by commuters, walkers, dog owners and by families taking their children to the nursery. Circular Way is already a no-through road and traffic flow in the area would not be affected at all if it was blocked off. Indeed, blocking off Circular Way would save countless resources and time from the council waste services, the MoD and the Friends of Woolwich Common volunteers who all strive to clean up the common against the ever increasing odds. Residents want a clean common which they can use safely and be proud of. The common is an example of acid grassland which is rare in London and under threat nationally. The grassland provides the right conditions for a very wide range of insects, birds and plants, including some which are very rare. A simple step would make all the difference to protecting the common.