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Newsletter 27th November 2012

On November 27, 2012, in Uncategorized, by PeterSilverman

Commission hungry litter wardens chasing old ladies!

That’s according to the Manifesto Club’s report “The corruption of litter fines – how litter fies became a business“. In my post I have tried to de-bunk their analysis.  The use by councils, including LB Hillingdon, of contractors to levy on-the-spot fines for littering  is the one big success story in the battle against the litter louts.  If you agree (or disagree) with my version of events please click on “about/contact us” on the Main Menu and let me have you views. Thank you, James Miller, for alerting me to this.

£17 for using my local dump!

The good citizens of the London Borough of Hillingdon are not happy about being charged for dumping “any item that you would not take with you when moving house” at the Victoria Road Civic Amenity and Re-cyling Site. This will inevitablylead to more fly-tipping.

Case against London Underground – land opposite Ruislip Manor Station

I turned up at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 6th November. The trial hearing was scheduled for 10.15 am.    I met up with  LUL’s solicitor, their barrister and their witness only to sit there all morning. By noon it was clear that the case would not be heard until after lunch. However LUL’s witness had an important early afternoon meeting to go to. The court official apologised and the hearing was postponed until January 30th. What a carry on!

Don’t forget detritus and weeds

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management in Scotland  are concerned that local authorities are overly focused on  litter and fly-tipping to the detriment of  sweeping  and weeding. Thank you George Niblock for directing me to their report.

Peter Silverman
27th November 2012








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