Whitehaven residents urge city for help keeping their community clean

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Dozens of people showed up at community meeting in Whitehaven Thursday night. The big topic on their minds not crime, but how their community looks.

One woman said people litter all over Tchulahoma Road without giving it a second thought, but don’t do things like that in Germantown. She says city leaders must take steps to create fear, like there is in Germantown.

A Memphis police officer at the meeting told residents he enjoyed writing tickets for things like littering and would be on the look out for it.

They’re the same concerns WREG first exposed in this neighborhood two years ago. Our investigation prompted the city to clean up a huge dumping ground after residents said the city dropped the ball.

Thursday night, city leaders said they know about the problems and are working to fix them by setting up Sky Cop cameras to catch the dumpers.

One resident expressed doubt it would work, but Councilmember Janice Fullilove said they needed to give it a chance.

7 comments

  • 1midtownmike

    Whitehaven residents may wish to urge other residents to keep their community clean. There are items called “trash bags” and “garbage cans” that can be used instead of tossing unwanted cans and fast food wrappers on the ground. Once these other residents learn to use the aforementioned, the community will look better. I promise.

  • Gonebabygone

    It isn’t fear in Germantown. It is respect for others and pride in the community. Definitely a bit of manners and home training. Not fear.

  • Terrie

    The community needs to get out there and clean it up themselves! Thats NOT part of the governments responsibility for Gods sake!!! NOT worried about crime? You see how they think!

  • atjohnson

    I think it’s great that the people in this community are working to for improvement…so why all the negative comments. This city has city has an incredible complaining sub-culture, which is part of the problem. More than anything else, Memphis/Shelby County needs positive people.

  • CrazyCity

    You dont see trash everywhere in Gtown because the residents actually use garbage cans & not the streets. Fear has nothing to do with it. +Comparing Gtown to Whitehaven is like comparing A Mercedez to Saturn.

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