Since then 'offenders' have included an 11-year-old boy fined when an apple core fell out of his pocket, an apprentice gas fitter who poured a bucket of soapy water down a drain and a couple who dropped a handful of seed to feed birds. Schoolgirl Sorrell Walsh from Stalybridge in Greater Manchester was handed a £75 fine for leaving a wooden ice cream stick on a wall in 2006. Mother- of- three Hilary Buckland, 46, was fined £75 by Luton Borough Council after she threw a Wotsit crisp out of her car, madness, total and utter madness.
Monday, 8 December 2008
Some British Councils Are Totaly And Utterly Mad!
take Thanet Council for example, Mr Michael, a retired restaurateur from Margate, Kent, had just lit a cigarette when it was knocked from his hand by two police officers in a scuffle trying to arrest two shoplifters, it was a new cigarette, he just had one puff, despite showing this to the council officer pointing that fact out he was fined, He has since written to the council asking them to investigate the case, which he says was the result of an 'over zealous' council warden, but he has been told the fee will be increased to £80 if he does not pay up, zero tolerance he was told by pompous council officials, I always thought council officials worked for us as we pay their wages, not against us.