Friday, 9 March 2007

The state of this country.

This was in the D.T. today.

A 79 year old man, living in a seashore bungalow was troubled by sand blowing into his garden during the recent storms. He swept it all up and informed his local council that he would be returning it to the beach.

Oh, no, they said. You cant`t do that. That would be fly-tipping, and that carries a £50,000 fine.

But it`s not my sand.

That doesn`t matter, it came off your property.

It will cost him £500 to get a licence to remove it..."safely!"

Please tell me it isn`t me..........................


Ariel said...

Political correctness gone mad. This is utterly, utterly ridiculous.

Beccy said...

He should have returned it without telling anyone.

Wendz said...

Maybe he should buy one of those leaf/snowblower jobs and just blow it all back over the fence.

Honestly - British councils are so up their own backsides - I'd be making a huge uproar over that.

john.g. said...

Crap, isn`t it?

Mr Farty said...

Utterly, utterly crap.

He should dump the sand on the council chamber's doorstep, then accuse *them* of flytipping if they try to shift it.