Recent Posts

You will see from Environment Agency fail to prosecute large scale fly-tippers that while the EA are responsible for investigating incidents of large scale fly-tipping (a truck load or more) in 2018 they only prosecuted one minor case.

This post reveals how the www.gov.uk web site directs anyone wanting to report an incident of large scale fly-tipping not to the EA hot-line but to councils and CrimeStoppers. CrimeStoppers is a charity that allows people who for example fear retribution from the criminal to report a crime anonymously.

Continue reading »
 

HE suspend litter-picking

On March 26, 2020, in Highways England, by PeterSilverman
0

Highways England have written to Clean Highways stalwart, Michael Pease, following his complaint about littered M66 to say that following the Corona Virus out break

” Regrettably we’ve found it necessary to suspend litter picking at this time”

 

A46 – Coventry By-pass – litter video

On March 25, 2020, in APTRs, Highways England, Videos, by PeterSilverman
0

The A46 from the M40 to the M6 is an APTR (All Purpose Trunk Road). It is part of the national Strategic Road Network managed by Highways England.

They are responsible for its maintenance apart from litter picking. That’s the job of each local authority along its route. They have little interest in doing this as it’s costly, dangerous and no voters live along the route -so why bother.

Coventy City Council now only claim to clean their stretch twice a year.

We are campaigning to get Highways England to clean these roads so that the contractor who cuts the verge can pick up the litter. For more on this check out Cleansing of HE trunk roads (APTRs) – transfer of responsibility to Highways England

 

Videos of A1081 & M25

On March 18, 2020, in Area 5, Highways England, Local Authorities, Videos, by PeterSilverman
0
A1081 – the gateway to Barnet from M25
M25 from J23 to J22
 

Badly secured skip on M40

On March 12, 2020, in M40, waste transporters, by PeterSilverman
0
M40 approaching M42 junction 10th March 2020
 

Save the Environment Bill – Act today

On March 8, 2020, in DEFRA, Legislation, by PeterSilverman
0

Please look at this 2 minute video and send a link to it to your MP TODAY – the Committee Stage will take place on the 10th March – this Tuesday

One way would be to put as the subject of your e-mail “Urgent – Save the Environment Bill” and then say ” Dear X, please look at this 2 minute video
https://youtu.be/VIa1K7fVcmg “

[NB when you paste this text into the e-mail make sure is turns into a link by putting a space after it]

 

Highways England’s license required them to include in their stakeholder advisory panel environmental and safety groups, “as appropriate”.

The DfT says that “zero” representation from safety groups was appropriate.

Read my correspondence with Grant Shapps

 

The Waste Contract Manager for Chiltern and Wycombe District Councils admits that his department has never in his time litter picked the M40 J4 roundabout near High Wycombe and that Wycombe District Councils section of the A404 is only cleaned twice a year.

Read e-mail to Cllr Darren Hayday

 

My case will be based on the fact that HE do not currently comply with their statutory duty on litter. Please help the cause by providing evidence of this via Join the discussion /Have your say.

Continue reading »
 

LITTERCAM can record litter being thrown from a vehicle and the registration number potentially enabling local authorities to issue the new civil law Penalty Charge Notices on the registered keeper.

Its a pity that DEFRA incompetence means that the Littering From Vehicles Outside London (Keepers:Civil Penalties) Regulations 2018 do not apply to the motorways. See truth revealed over littering from vehicles regulations