Ipswich Borough council 1 Pavement grabbers 0

1 Aug

I am pleased to say that I spotted a warden from the borough slapping warning notices on bins that were being left permanently on the pavement today. He said that he had issued a total of 600 stickers today in various locations around town where complaints had been made and that he was expecting to receive about 60 phone calls tomorrow saying it wasn’t fair! He did say that in most cases it was an effective deterent, especially the bit about the £1,000 fine. He was however interested to hear that Preston Council were planning to confiscate bins from people who ignored the warning and charge a more modest £20 for their return.

Bins sporting nice new warning notices

And a close up of the notice.

Close up of notice – warning of £1,000 fine

2 Responses to “Ipswich Borough council 1 Pavement grabbers 0”

  1. Graham Martin-Royle August 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Could it possibly be because of all the fuss you have made? It’s taken a long time but it’s good to see some action being taken at last. They just need to follow through on the threats, otherwise it’s pointless.

    • Peter Miller August 2, 2011 at 5:47 am #

      To be fair on the council I got the impression from the warden that they had been doing this for some time. What is new is that they seem to be responding to reports on FixMyStreet which is a great improvement.

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