A Member mentioned that they had witnessed the rats and infestation problems behind the Blackfriars Pub. The Member stated that he was informed that the management of the Blackfriars Pub had been in touch with the City of London but was not able to come to a solution on the matter. The Member wanted to know what the City of London is doing to tackle the rats and infestation issues.
The Committee was told that as this was occurring in a private property, officers will engage with the landlord and offer appropriate advice in terms of how to tackle the issue. It was noted that that it is up to the cleaning contractors of the Blackfriars Pub to ensure that they pick up the rubbish bags within a timeframe, in order to prevent further escalation of the issue.
Officers will activate a conversation with the landlord.