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Jobsworth councils going too far

Discussion in 'Speaker's Corner' started by Adam_151, 10 Mar 2006.

  1. Adam_151


    Joined: 18 May 2004

    Posts: 2,744

    Location: Lincoln, Uk


    Not only have they acheived bad publicity for themselves, severly ****** someone off, they have cost themselves money in doing so, and will most likely cost themselves more if he disputes it in court.

    One must question the sanity of the person who thought persuing this was a good idea, maybe if he had chucked an old washing machine in a council skip I could understand it, but this just beggers belief
  2. AJUK

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2003

    Posts: 10,949

    I heard about this story this morning, it is absolutely pathetic. If only they put so much effort into catching and fining actual litterers the country would be a much cleaner place. For instance, in Gloucester there is a by-law, if you drop a fag butt you will receive an on the spot fine of £50. This has been in place for about one year and the total number of people fined is, yep, you guessed it, zero.
  3. Borris


    Joined: 25 Oct 2002

    Posts: 30,410

    It's not actually known how he was collared - whether he was seen committing such a heinous crime, be it by a council worker or a neighbour looking for a reward, or whether it was through a bin search.

    Either way - The company that mailed the junk should be fined.
  4. Weebull


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 13,308

    Location: Belfast

    I can understand what happened with the mix-up here, as the original fine is supposed to stop people just dumping loads of their own rubbish into public bins and filling them up, so the law does make sense on its own, but at the end of the day, it is all just rubbish that's going to be collected by exactly the same bin men and taken to exactly the same dump regardless of how it got there.

    Surely flicking a still-lit cigarette end into a full rubbish bin would potentially be far worse than putting it out on the pavement?
  5. callmeBadger


    Joined: 30 Jan 2006

    Posts: 427

    Just finished reading this story in the paper, it seems that he was heading out to work and saw the postie comming down the street who gave him his post, he flicked through it saw some junk adverts and stuck them in a bin attached to a lamppost just outside his house.

    They were 2 junk mail things with his name and address on, he admited when asked how they got in the bin, his defence is that as they never got into his house, its not Domestic Refuse.

    Jobsworth by the sound of it, IMO it should be whoever sent the junk mail out in the first place that should get the disposal bill.
  6. [email protected]


    Joined: 22 Mar 2005

    Posts: 992

    Location: Pamplona, Spain

    Sack the ones who decided to fine the person for putting rubbish in the bin!!

    Totally pathetic.
  7. Sequoia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,948

    Throwing rubbish in a bin? The sheer cheek of it. What outrageousness. Bring back the death penalty, because society clearly needs to be protected from recidivists like this bloke. This is why society is breaking down - because some people obviously have so little regard for others that they actually use rubbish bins for rubbish. :eek: Don't they know that council rubbish bins are only for a better class of trash?

    In fact, forget actually bothering with the death penalty - just lynch the anti-social criminal from the nearest tree ..... but don't dump the body in a bin or the council will nail you.

    Frankly, if this is the best councils can manage, it's no surprise council tax goes up and up and up. Maybe we ought to fire a few council workers and save ourselves some money. What a farce!
  8. Jamie1984


    Joined: 20 Oct 2005

    Posts: 427

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

    this is pathetic :/