Posted by Richard Willett - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 16 April 2024

Public spirited resident who reported fly-tipping to her council is fined £400 after petty local bureaucrats turned on HER saying it was her fault for not stopping it happen

A public spirited resident, who reported fly-tipping to her council, was fined £400 after petty local bureaucrats turned on her and said it was her fault for not stopping it happen.

Julie Hancock, 51, complained to Stoke-on-Trent City Council about rubbish left by her wheelie bin in an alleyway behind her home last September but, instead of helping, the local authority issued her with a fine.

The council even added an extra £80 on to the penalty after she admitted to permanently leaving her wheelie bin in the unadopted alleyway in Burslem.

A number of locals had previously complained about the fly-tipping hotspot but the council has refused to get involved because it is not adopted, meaning it has no responsibility to maintain it.

When officials investigated the area in December, they found a piece of cardboard containing the driving instructor’s address among the rubbish and slapped her with a fine.

The local authority has since quashed the £400 penalty as a ‘gesture of goodwill’.

Ms Hancock said the extra £80 fine, which was issued because she failed in her ‘legal duty’ to keep her bin off a ‘public highway’, has also been rescinded but the council has not confirmed this.

She said: ‘I was fuming. I reported the mess, so why would I add my name to it?

‘The alleyway is horrific. There’s been a big long red cushion, bags of blood with animal debris in it, a pushchair, and a highchair.

‘I reported it to the council in September but nothing was done about it.

‘The council doesn’t take responsibility as it is unadopted.

‘I always take the rubbish to the tip. I’m on first name terms with the lads there. I always clean the alleyways up.

‘Nothing happened until December when I got the fine through the door.’

Issuing her with the fine, the council’s environmental crime department stated: ‘Regardless of who placed the waste at the location, the allegation is not that you placed the waste at the location, but that you failed in your legal duty when transferring household waste.

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