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DEFRA will now have to provide copies of briefings to Minister Therese Coffey on fly-tipping. 

I wanted to find out exactly what she had been told by DEFRA officials. In particular about the lack of prosecutions by the Environment Agency?

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Little progress with Litter Strategy implementation

On August 8, 2019, in Litter Strategy, by PeterSilverman

Is that all?

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Peter Silverman
8th August 2019


RIS 2 – KPI for litter?

On August 7, 2019, in Uncategorized, by PeterSilverman

I have written to the excellent Baroness Maggie Jones following her question in the Lords about whether the DfT intend to include a Key Performance Indicator for litter in the next Road Investment Strategy for Highways England.

Read my e-mail of 7th August 2019

The eventual RIS 2 will not include a KPI for Litter which properly reflects HE’s statutory duty under EPA S89 (1) as it would expose HE’s failure to comply with it

Peter Silverman
7th August 2019


It says: “Highways England is meeting its target to keep the network in good condition“.

But does this look like a highway in good condition to you?

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has today published its annual assessment of Highways England’s performance covering the period from April 2018 to March 2019.

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HWRCs – Telegraph criticises councils over charges but…

On July 17, 2019, in HWRCs, by PeterSilverman

See extracts from the Daily Telegraph’s article of 17th July 2019: Rubbish-tip ‘tax for households prompts fears of a surge in dumping

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Silverman vs DEFRA / ICO 22nd July

On July 5, 2019, in DEFRA, Freedom of Information, by PeterSilverman

My case against the Information Commission and DEFRA will be heard by the Information Tribunal on 22 July 2019 at 10:00 in London. Please come along.

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9th Roads Minister in 9 years

On July 5, 2019, in DfT, Highways England, by PeterSilverman

Michael Ellis, MP for Northampton North, was appointed as a Minister of State at the Department for Transport on 23 May 2019. His responsibilities include the Highways England network of motorways and strategic roads.

He replaces Jesse Norman who became Paymaster General and Financial Secretary to the Treasury.

Michael Ellis is the 9th Roads Minister since January 2010. The average time spent in the job is just under 1 year and a month.

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Therese Coffey

On 4th March 2019 I submitted a complaint to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, that DEFRA Minister, Therese Coffey, had misled Parliament when the new Littering from Vehicles Regulations were approved by Parliament.

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Truckers Cleaning up Britain

On July 2, 2019, in Road Haulage, by PeterSilverman

Truckers cleaning up Britain is a group of professional drivers trying to keep their parking areas and our lay-bys free of litter.

Founder Martin Burrows says:

“Not only will it help to keep Britain tidy, it will stop the closure of many parking areas due to antisocial littering”

Martin Burrows Facebook page

Rubbish collected from A453 north-bound near Donington Services by member Steven Higgins on June 29th

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In 2017 Dover submitted a proposal to the Local Government Association to lobby the government to transfer the cleaning of Highways England trunk roads from councils to Highways England.

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