Eleven tonne rubbish mountain 'dumped' in Sutton High Street to show borough's daily litter problem

Sutton Guardian: This is the amount of litter dropped in Sutton on a daily basis This is the amount of litter dropped in Sutton on a daily basis

Shoppers visiting Sutton High Street today will be greeted with the unpleasant sight of a rubbish mountain – which has been put there by Sutton Council.

The pile, which weighs 11 tonnes and is more than 10ft tall and just as wide, is part of an anti-litter campaign to change bad habits and save council taxpayers money.

It demonstrates how much litter is picked up from the streets across the borough each day at a cost of £4m a year.

This figure is the equivalent of running a library service for a year, repairing 100,000 potholes, providing 210 residential care places for the elderly, or building half a primary school.

As part of the campaign, two new enforcement officers have been brought in to issue fixed penalty notices of £90 to people who drop litter in Sutton.

They will not fine people for the first week during a grace period, but will warn against dropping litter and the consequences of doing so.

Sutton Guardian: Councillor Jill Whitehead says litter costs Sutton Council taxpayers £4m a year

Councillor Ruth Dombey is dwarfed by the rubbish mountain on Sutton High Street

The council’s environment and neighbourhood committee chairwoman Councillor Jill Whitehead said: “We collect 11 tonnes of litter every day from our streets which contribute to the cost to the council taxpayer of £4m a year for street cleaning.

“The mountain of litter we have created in our High Street today really brings home just how much litter that is, and how disgusting it is that it ends up on our streets and not in bins.

“By educating people about the consequences of dropping litter, including thinking about what £4m could be better spent on, they can help the council to make savings and make Sutton look even better in the process.”

In the high street today people wearing sandwich information boards and others dressed in litter themed costumes will be talking to passersby about the cost of picking up litter, litter hotspots and how to throw away their rubbish correctly.

The anti-litter event also includes a separate display of fly-tipping which was collected yesterday from the borough’s streets.

Fly-tipping costs the council £170,000 a year to clean up.

What do you think of Sutton Council's rubbish mountain? Will it make you less likely to drop litter in future? Have your say below.

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11:04am Thu 6 Feb 14

Niki R says...

I hear this has stunt has cost £10,000. I imagine organisations who have lost their funding such as HomeStart are thrilled.
I hear this has stunt has cost £10,000. I imagine organisations who have lost their funding such as HomeStart are thrilled. Niki R
  • Score: 10

11:13am Thu 6 Feb 14

Marie from Sutton says...

The message is obviously not for those at work as the rubbish was dumpted after 9.00am and will be cleared before 5.00pm.
So, is the message for the old and the unemployed ?
What kind of message is that?
The message is obviously not for those at work as the rubbish was dumpted after 9.00am and will be cleared before 5.00pm. So, is the message for the old and the unemployed ? What kind of message is that? Marie from Sutton
  • Score: 10

11:22am Thu 6 Feb 14

Mr Flange of Wallington says...

Is there a councillor in the photo?

Looks like a load of rubbish to me.

What a waste of money.
Is there a councillor in the photo? Looks like a load of rubbish to me. What a waste of money. Mr Flange of Wallington
  • Score: 14

11:36am Thu 6 Feb 14

Malcolm P Armsteen says...

Really? Ten grand for this pointless stunt when services are being cut and wages are frozen? Is this really the best this Limp Dem council can manage? That's my money you're wasting, Whitehead!
Really? Ten grand for this pointless stunt when services are being cut and wages are frozen? Is this really the best this Limp Dem council can manage? That's my money you're wasting, Whitehead! Malcolm P Armsteen
  • Score: 17

12:01pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Mrs Field says...

I think this is an excellent and innovative idea by Sutton Council to make people realise how much litter is left on the streets and to address the point of how much money is wasted by having to clear it up daily. Thank you for bringing it to our attention as whatever people’s views are on this campaign the fact that people have seen it either physically on the street or in the press has got people talking and hopefully now also picking up their rubbish. Also for what its worth I am neither 'old' or unemployed and I have seen this.
I think this is an excellent and innovative idea by Sutton Council to make people realise how much litter is left on the streets and to address the point of how much money is wasted by having to clear it up daily. Thank you for bringing it to our attention as whatever people’s views are on this campaign the fact that people have seen it either physically on the street or in the press has got people talking and hopefully now also picking up their rubbish. Also for what its worth I am neither 'old' or unemployed and I have seen this. Mrs Field
  • Score: -7

12:02pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Niki R says...

Perhaps Sutton Lib Dems could consider why there's a litter issue, not just demand a solution. The number of bins has dropped thanks to them, and the frequency of them being emptied is appalling. High Street litter bins are overflowing by 1pm on a Saturday afternoon, leaving people with no option but to cram rubbish in (only to have it fall out again within seconds) or leave it at the foot of the bin.

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Perhaps Sutton Lib Dems could consider why there's a litter issue, not just demand a solution. The number of bins has dropped thanks to them, and the frequency of them being emptied is appalling. High Street litter bins are overflowing by 1pm on a Saturday afternoon, leaving people with no option but to cram rubbish in (only to have it fall out again within seconds) or leave it at the foot of the bin. http://www.suttongua rdian.co.uk/yoursay/ letters/10849338.Wha t_happened_to_recycl ing_bins_near_Sutton _Station_/ Niki R
  • Score: 3

12:37pm Thu 6 Feb 14

tiggy77 says...

I think that the people that have been well brought up with manners will continue to always put their rubbish in bins and the uneducated won't even care about this anyway and won't think it applies to them.
I think that the people that have been well brought up with manners will continue to always put their rubbish in bins and the uneducated won't even care about this anyway and won't think it applies to them. tiggy77
  • Score: 16

1:24pm Thu 6 Feb 14

tony Shields says...

this utter waste of money is just typical of sutton lib dems.
One of the street cleaners told me that the pile is from the litter bins in the borough anyway , is this the most expensive goof ever.
this utter waste of money is just typical of sutton lib dems. One of the street cleaners told me that the pile is from the litter bins in the borough anyway , is this the most expensive goof ever. tony Shields
  • Score: 11

1:31pm Thu 6 Feb 14

LiberalsOut says...

At a time when there is pressure on local services, not all of it from Government cuts , but also the waste of money as with this stunt, the Council is clearly electioneering with Council Tax payers money
This must be illegal - I am sure there are those wiser than me out there who would know the answer
Yet again this Council shows us that they are not serious about delivering cost effective services, but rather that they limp from one stunt to another and hope we are all folled by their silly childish games
Send them to bed with no tea !!!!
At a time when there is pressure on local services, not all of it from Government cuts , but also the waste of money as with this stunt, the Council is clearly electioneering with Council Tax payers money This must be illegal - I am sure there are those wiser than me out there who would know the answer Yet again this Council shows us that they are not serious about delivering cost effective services, but rather that they limp from one stunt to another and hope we are all folled by their silly childish games Send them to bed with no tea !!!! LiberalsOut
  • Score: 11

1:34pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

What a shocking waste of money, unless of course they put it all on top of the Sutton and Carshalton MP's first. This cost should be recovered from the allowances of the councillors, and the wages of the officers, who set up this stunt. Agree with those above who point out where such money could have been better used.
What a shocking waste of money, unless of course they put it all on top of the Sutton and Carshalton MP's first. This cost should be recovered from the allowances of the councillors, and the wages of the officers, who set up this stunt. Agree with those above who point out where such money could have been better used. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 13

1:36pm Thu 6 Feb 14

col says...

Any chance I can add the rubbish from my bins that the council failed to collect this week?
Any chance I can add the rubbish from my bins that the council failed to collect this week? col
  • Score: 13

1:53pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Neil78 says...

They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.
They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt. Neil78
  • Score: 24

2:13pm Thu 6 Feb 14

LiberalsOut says...

Neil78 wrote:
They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.
and for jobs in the £40K + bracket while front line staff are cut
[quote][p][bold]Neil78[/bold] wrote: They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.[/p][/quote]and for jobs in the £40K + bracket while front line staff are cut LiberalsOut
  • Score: 8

4:22pm Thu 6 Feb 14

tony Shields says...

LiberalsOut wrote:
Neil78 wrote:
They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.
and for jobs in the £40K + bracket while front line staff are cut
I counted at least four senior council officers ambling about this morning and they are more likely to be in the £100,000 per year salary bracket.

ouch!
[quote][p][bold]LiberalsOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neil78[/bold] wrote: They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.[/p][/quote]and for jobs in the £40K + bracket while front line staff are cut[/p][/quote]I counted at least four senior council officers ambling about this morning and they are more likely to be in the £100,000 per year salary bracket. ouch! tony Shields
  • Score: 6

5:03pm Thu 6 Feb 14

GreenBrown says...

Civil, normal people don't drop litter or fly tip. The scum that do drop litter and fly tip are not going to care or take notice of this at all. Scum don't tend to care a great deal about their local surroundings and environment. A waste of time and money.
Civil, normal people don't drop litter or fly tip. The scum that do drop litter and fly tip are not going to care or take notice of this at all. Scum don't tend to care a great deal about their local surroundings and environment. A waste of time and money. GreenBrown
  • Score: -4

5:11pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Susiehiggs says...

Well I don't see them collecting it much where we live. If you look in all the bushes they are full of rubbish. Although people are terrible for not picking rubbish up. You could create more jobs to collect litter and I believe if the borough was cleaner people would keep it clean!
Well I don't see them collecting it much where we live. If you look in all the bushes they are full of rubbish. Although people are terrible for not picking rubbish up. You could create more jobs to collect litter and I believe if the borough was cleaner people would keep it clean! Susiehiggs
  • Score: 4

5:14pm Thu 6 Feb 14

LiberalsOut says...

tony Shields wrote:
LiberalsOut wrote:
Neil78 wrote:
They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.
and for jobs in the £40K + bracket while front line staff are cut
I counted at least four senior council officers ambling about this morning and they are more likely to be in the £100,000 per year salary bracket.

ouch!
That raises another question
Why on earth is anyone being paid more than £50K at the Council?
Most jobs in the top salary bracket are only glorified office jobs where in the real world the salary would be nothing like that
[quote][p][bold]tony Shields[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LiberalsOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neil78[/bold] wrote: They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.[/p][/quote]and for jobs in the £40K + bracket while front line staff are cut[/p][/quote]I counted at least four senior council officers ambling about this morning and they are more likely to be in the £100,000 per year salary bracket. ouch![/p][/quote]That raises another question Why on earth is anyone being paid more than £50K at the Council? Most jobs in the top salary bracket are only glorified office jobs where in the real world the salary would be nothing like that LiberalsOut
  • Score: 6

10:30pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Michael Pantlin says...

I was in the lower part of Sutton this morning enjoying lovely pies and mash in the warm and dry in Manzes. The weather outside was foul. I imagine the only people interested in the manipulated pile of rubbish were the usual selfy photophile suspects who are good for little else.
I was in the lower part of Sutton this morning enjoying lovely pies and mash in the warm and dry in Manzes. The weather outside was foul. I imagine the only people interested in the manipulated pile of rubbish were the usual selfy photophile suspects who are good for little else. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 4

11:14pm Thu 6 Feb 14

GreenBrown says...

LiberalsOut wrote:
tony Shields wrote:
LiberalsOut wrote:
Neil78 wrote:
They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.
and for jobs in the £40K + bracket while front line staff are cut
I counted at least four senior council officers ambling about this morning and they are more likely to be in the £100,000 per year salary bracket.

ouch!
That raises another question
Why on earth is anyone being paid more than £50K at the Council?
Most jobs in the top salary bracket are only glorified office jobs where in the real world the salary would be nothing like that
These high salaries in local authority jobs crept in once New Labour came to power. Before that, civil service type jobs weren't paid as well as private companies, but the benefits and pensions were better etc. This all changed after 1997 and pretty soon we had council leaders earning more than the Prime minister. Utter madness and completely unjustified and out of touch with most other jobs. It became a revolving door industry, with leaders failing in one borough and joining another, with juicy bonuses and severance packages and all. Yet another example of the dodgyness and awfulness that New Labour introduced to this country.
[quote][p][bold]LiberalsOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tony Shields[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LiberalsOut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Neil78[/bold] wrote: They keep saying that money is tight and cuts are unavoidable, but there always seems to be a few quid in the piggy bank for a stupid publicity stunt.[/p][/quote]and for jobs in the £40K + bracket while front line staff are cut[/p][/quote]I counted at least four senior council officers ambling about this morning and they are more likely to be in the £100,000 per year salary bracket. ouch![/p][/quote]That raises another question Why on earth is anyone being paid more than £50K at the Council? Most jobs in the top salary bracket are only glorified office jobs where in the real world the salary would be nothing like that[/p][/quote]These high salaries in local authority jobs crept in once New Labour came to power. Before that, civil service type jobs weren't paid as well as private companies, but the benefits and pensions were better etc. This all changed after 1997 and pretty soon we had council leaders earning more than the Prime minister. Utter madness and completely unjustified and out of touch with most other jobs. It became a revolving door industry, with leaders failing in one borough and joining another, with juicy bonuses and severance packages and all. Yet another example of the dodgyness and awfulness that New Labour introduced to this country. GreenBrown
  • Score: -10

3:38am Fri 7 Feb 14

gbzgc says...

The words used by Jill Whitehead have been chosen very carefully. She says "we collect 11 tonnes of litter every day from our streets" but there is no clarification if that is from the path, the hedges or indeed from the bins that have been put there to collect the litter. If it is the bins then that is what you would expect and what we pay the council to do.
I cannot see how it would cost over 10K to dump 100 rubbish bags and then pick them up again a few hours later but irrespective of the cosy, this strikes me as a cynical election stunt for May (even though campaigning is not officially allowed yet.
When are the people of Sutton going to wise up to this calculated, arrogant bunch of people that run the Lib Dem council and vote them out.
The words used by Jill Whitehead have been chosen very carefully. She says "we collect 11 tonnes of litter every day from our streets" but there is no clarification if that is from the path, the hedges or indeed from the bins that have been put there to collect the litter. If it is the bins then that is what you would expect and what we pay the council to do. I cannot see how it would cost over 10K to dump 100 rubbish bags and then pick them up again a few hours later but irrespective of the cosy, this strikes me as a cynical election stunt for May (even though campaigning is not officially allowed yet. When are the people of Sutton going to wise up to this calculated, arrogant bunch of people that run the Lib Dem council and vote them out. gbzgc
  • Score: 11

1:12pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Krissi says...

Just typical of our dear council- though I do wonder, with the downpour we were having yesterday what kind of germy discharge was washed down our already grubby High St from this pile and the other 'fly tip one ?
Just typical of our dear council- though I do wonder, with the downpour we were having yesterday what kind of germy discharge was washed down our already grubby High St from this pile and the other 'fly tip one ? Krissi
  • Score: 5

6:27pm Fri 7 Feb 14

LBSresident says...

Typical of this council, putting up a quick photo opportunity stunt that hits the taxpayer. May will indicate whether we've all had enough I guess.
Typical of this council, putting up a quick photo opportunity stunt that hits the taxpayer. May will indicate whether we've all had enough I guess. LBSresident
  • Score: 6

6:47pm Fri 7 Feb 14

whysaythat says...

Niki R wrote:
I hear this has stunt has cost £10,000. I imagine organisations who have lost their funding such as HomeStart are thrilled.
What source did that come from?
[quote][p][bold]Niki R[/bold] wrote: I hear this has stunt has cost £10,000. I imagine organisations who have lost their funding such as HomeStart are thrilled.[/p][/quote]What source did that come from? whysaythat
  • Score: 0

11:28pm Fri 7 Feb 14

ResidentTony says...

A lot of people have objected to £10,000 but have not seemed too worried about £4,000,000. The first sum is one 400th of the second. The second sum is 400 times as large. The first sum is 0.25% of the second. A quarter of one per cent.

You should be venting your anger in the direction of those who lumber us with a £4,000,000 bill EVERY year. Not those who in good faith try to do something about it.
A lot of people have objected to £10,000 but have not seemed too worried about £4,000,000. The first sum is one 400th of the second. The second sum is 400 times as large. The first sum is 0.25% of the second. A quarter of one per cent. You should be venting your anger in the direction of those who lumber us with a £4,000,000 bill EVERY year. Not those who in good faith try to do something about it. ResidentTony
  • Score: -4

11:53am Sat 8 Feb 14

Giles C says...

ResidentTony wrote:
A lot of people have objected to £10,000 but have not seemed too worried about £4,000,000. The first sum is one 400th of the second. The second sum is 400 times as large. The first sum is 0.25% of the second. A quarter of one per cent.

You should be venting your anger in the direction of those who lumber us with a £4,000,000 bill EVERY year. Not those who in good faith try to do something about it.
And Tony you accept what the council tell you as total fact...
Well it isnt...
You make out that you are not a Lib dem stooge but you most definatley are!!
[quote][p][bold]ResidentTony[/bold] wrote: A lot of people have objected to £10,000 but have not seemed too worried about £4,000,000. The first sum is one 400th of the second. The second sum is 400 times as large. The first sum is 0.25% of the second. A quarter of one per cent. You should be venting your anger in the direction of those who lumber us with a £4,000,000 bill EVERY year. Not those who in good faith try to do something about it.[/p][/quote]And Tony you accept what the council tell you as total fact... Well it isnt... You make out that you are not a Lib dem stooge but you most definatley are!! Giles C
  • Score: 5

1:49pm Sat 8 Feb 14

ResidentTony says...

GILES - I am not a stooge to anyone. Any local authority with a highly costly litter problem would some sort of campaign to minimise the problem - Tory, Labour , Ind. NOC whichever. It just irks me to see the usual economically illiterate kneejerk reactions from the usually "Angry of Tunbridge Wells" types, of which you, sadly, are one.
GILES - I am not a stooge to anyone. Any local authority with a highly costly litter problem would some sort of campaign to minimise the problem - Tory, Labour , Ind. NOC whichever. It just irks me to see the usual economically illiterate kneejerk reactions from the usually "Angry of Tunbridge Wells" types, of which you, sadly, are one. ResidentTony
  • Score: -1

4:37pm Sat 8 Feb 14

ResidentTony says...

There appears to be an unholy alliance of Labour, UKIP and Conservative supporters objecting to every little thing the Council is somehow seen as being involved in or responsible for. (Lib Dems have even been blamed for the rainy weather!)

It's this unholy alliance who are the real stooges. They vote each others' comments up, however irrational they may be - just so long as they are anti Lib Dem. On a matter like this I would rush to the defence of whichever party was in power (Even UKIP's..............
.......)
There appears to be an unholy alliance of Labour, UKIP and Conservative supporters objecting to every little thing the Council is somehow seen as being involved in or responsible for. (Lib Dems have even been blamed for the rainy weather!) It's this unholy alliance who are the real stooges. They vote each others' comments up, however irrational they may be - just so long as they are anti Lib Dem. On a matter like this I would rush to the defence of whichever party was in power (Even UKIP's.............. ......[.well maybe not them!].) ResidentTony
  • Score: 0

12:13pm Sun 9 Feb 14

tony Shields says...

ResidentTony wrote:
There appears to be an unholy alliance of Labour, UKIP and Conservative supporters objecting to every little thing the Council is somehow seen as being involved in or responsible for. (Lib Dems have even been blamed for the rainy weather!)

It's this unholy alliance who are the real stooges. They vote each others' comments up, however irrational they may be - just so long as they are anti Lib Dem. On a matter like this I would rush to the defence of whichever party was in power (Even UKIP's..............

.......)
well what a great diversion this has been , residents are to be shocked at the cost of disposal.
That cost is high because it is significantly taxed via EU directive that the super pro Europe Lib Dems want yet further integration with.
The £4M figure is a shock for the wrong reason so I will be asking the question " if we are indeed spending £4M a year on street cleaning why are the streets not actually clean then"?
I would like to thank the Lib Dems for demonstrating that a new political broom is needed in Sutton.
[quote][p][bold]ResidentTony[/bold] wrote: There appears to be an unholy alliance of Labour, UKIP and Conservative supporters objecting to every little thing the Council is somehow seen as being involved in or responsible for. (Lib Dems have even been blamed for the rainy weather!) It's this unholy alliance who are the real stooges. They vote each others' comments up, however irrational they may be - just so long as they are anti Lib Dem. On a matter like this I would rush to the defence of whichever party was in power (Even UKIP's.............. ......[.well maybe not them!].)[/p][/quote]well what a great diversion this has been , residents are to be shocked at the cost of disposal. That cost is high because it is significantly taxed via EU directive that the super pro Europe Lib Dems want yet further integration with. The £4M figure is a shock for the wrong reason so I will be asking the question " if we are indeed spending £4M a year on street cleaning why are the streets not actually clean then"? I would like to thank the Lib Dems for demonstrating that a new political broom is needed in Sutton. tony Shields
  • Score: 4

12:27pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Giles C says...

ResidentTony wrote:
There appears to be an unholy alliance of Labour, UKIP and Conservative supporters objecting to every little thing the Council is somehow seen as being involved in or responsible for. (Lib Dems have even been blamed for the rainy weather!)

It's this unholy alliance who are the real stooges. They vote each others' comments up, however irrational they may be - just so long as they are anti Lib Dem. On a matter like this I would rush to the defence of whichever party was in power (Even UKIP's..............

.......)
I still maintain you are a stooge...
Your acceptance of everything the council do or say is evidence of this..
I know much more about all of this than you really know..
[quote][p][bold]ResidentTony[/bold] wrote: There appears to be an unholy alliance of Labour, UKIP and Conservative supporters objecting to every little thing the Council is somehow seen as being involved in or responsible for. (Lib Dems have even been blamed for the rainy weather!) It's this unholy alliance who are the real stooges. They vote each others' comments up, however irrational they may be - just so long as they are anti Lib Dem. On a matter like this I would rush to the defence of whichever party was in power (Even UKIP's.............. ......[.well maybe not them!].)[/p][/quote]I still maintain you are a stooge... Your acceptance of everything the council do or say is evidence of this.. I know much more about all of this than you really know.. Giles C
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Niki R says...

ResidentTony wrote:
There appears to be an unholy alliance of Labour, UKIP and Conservative supporters objecting to every little thing the Council is somehow seen as being involved in or responsible for. (Lib Dems have even been blamed for the rainy weather!)

It's this unholy alliance who are the real stooges. They vote each others' comments up, however irrational they may be - just so long as they are anti Lib Dem. On a matter like this I would rush to the defence of whichever party was in power (Even UKIP's..............

.......)
Oh dear Tony... if you really believe this, you are ignoring the waste being created by this Council and focusing on entirely the wrong people.
[quote][p][bold]ResidentTony[/bold] wrote: There appears to be an unholy alliance of Labour, UKIP and Conservative supporters objecting to every little thing the Council is somehow seen as being involved in or responsible for. (Lib Dems have even been blamed for the rainy weather!) It's this unholy alliance who are the real stooges. They vote each others' comments up, however irrational they may be - just so long as they are anti Lib Dem. On a matter like this I would rush to the defence of whichever party was in power (Even UKIP's.............. ......[.well maybe not them!].)[/p][/quote]Oh dear Tony... if you really believe this, you are ignoring the waste being created by this Council and focusing on entirely the wrong people. Niki R
  • Score: 1

7:01am Tue 11 Feb 14

Bathchair says...

Look, the real issue here is why would you just dump tons of rubbish of unknown origin in the street - even if it is for a day? The people who drop litter don't care whilst the people who don't drop litter think its ridiculous. I suspect that the only behaviours this ill conceived publicity stunt has changed will be voting ones. I, for example, will never vote for the lib dems, OR Tories whilst they are in cohorts with them, following this waste of public money. Tony, you are clearly as much in favour of the Lib Dems as those that are against them. You claim that people on here suggest that the Lib Dems can do no right? Well from where I sit it looks to me as if in your eyes they can do no wrong.
Look, the real issue here is why would you just dump tons of rubbish of unknown origin in the street - even if it is for a day? The people who drop litter don't care whilst the people who don't drop litter think its ridiculous. I suspect that the only behaviours this ill conceived publicity stunt has changed will be voting ones. I, for example, will never vote for the lib dems, OR Tories whilst they are in cohorts with them, following this waste of public money. Tony, you are clearly as much in favour of the Lib Dems as those that are against them. You claim that people on here suggest that the Lib Dems can do no right? Well from where I sit it looks to me as if in your eyes they can do no wrong. Bathchair
  • Score: 4

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