What an utterly depressing picture featured below – and it could be coming to the country lanes near you! Thanks to these guys.
England’s green and pleasant land – including ours here in the borough of Waverley – could become anything but if the dummies at Surrey County Council continue unabated with their plans to close our recycling centres!
Charging residents for tipping their household rubbish is one thing, reducing opening hours is another – but closing sites down altogether is ridiculous, particularly as the towns and villages have been told by Government that just like Topsy – they must grow and grow!
Fly tipping is harming the rural environs, harming animals and wildlife and the ugly heaps of mouldy bedspreads are growing faster than fungus.
The clearing up operation has been passed more neatly to local borough and district councils than Conor Murray can pass the ball to Jonathan Sexton. Not only are they forced to collect the stuff of other people’s lives but they have to put up CCTV cameras at the flipping tipping black spots to catch the perpetrators. Of course once the word get around that Big Brother is watching them they move to pastures new. A perfect example of that is the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Winterfold near Shere where the landowners were forced clear up the mess!
Clearing up the waste is now reputed to be costing councils nationwide £49 million a year.
So, Surrey County Council is short of cash? RUBBISH – it has decided under the helpful guise of none other than South West Surrey Conservative Association now Ex Chairman Councillor Denise Le Gal’s good housekeeping to invest £57m of ‘our money’ in the Blightwells East Street retail and housing scheme. In a town where shops are closing due to rapidly rising business rates forcing them out of a high street where shoppers choke on exhaust fumes!
So whilst Dumb and even Dumber Pictured above continue on their reckless way – let’s all march on County Towers and dump the rubbish on our doorsteps onto their doorsteps – and then perhaps… just perhaps … they might THINK AGAIN!