On 13 Jan 2011 at 10:33am wallander wrote:
Just wondered if anyone knows why people throw rubbish out of their cars into the countryside? Around Ringmer and Glynde you see little piles of rubbish, sometimes quite neatly arranged. What is the mental process that is going on here. Do they think it will just biodegrade?
On 13 Jan 2011 at 11:07am Mme Bovary wrote:
I think this mental process is part of the same that inspires (usually men, I think) to carry around tins of some drink around with them, only drink part of it, then place it carefully on someone's windowsill, or on the floor of a train or bus so that it can be kicked or knocked over, roll around, and cause a sticky mess.
And don't get me started on chewing gum......
On 13 Jan 2011 at 11:33am Rods Tiger wrote:
Suspect that if you had left 'tipper' off your title you would have answered your own question.
I think it's a retentive thing, where such activities are perceived as being "dirty" - same as going to the toilet - and therefore have to be done secretly and furtively, therefore can't be done in public by going to the tip (sorry, recycling centre) like everyone else.
On 13 Jan 2011 at 12:04pm TeHee wrote:
Golly, that was deep.
On 13 Jan 2011 at 12:09pm Sherlock Holmes wrote:
Wallander, as a psychological literary detective, you should be able to supply the answer to your question. Concentrate on identifying the perpetrators and bring them in for questioning.
On 13 Jan 2011 at 1:19pm Matt Kent wrote:
Most of the the A27 is also dreadful.
Littering fines are pretty much never dished out.
Who has the authority? Can you citizens arrest for littering?
On 13 Jan 2011 at 1:52pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Is any member of ANY of our various council teams ever going to clear the leaves at the junction of the Offham Road and the Avenue. They've been rotting down nicely since Autumn 2009 , joined by more from 2010 and are blocking drains and causing a slip hazard. And yes I have tried calling various councils about this with no success, or even a response.
I'm thinking of tipping a load of litter there just so the council team comes and sweeps it up and collects the leaves at the same time.
What do I pay my council tax for ?
On 13 Jan 2011 at 2:00pm 'ere be monsters wrote:
Pensions mainly BB
On 13 Jan 2011 at 3:56pm SHS wrote:
Leaves - such an ugly problem. Let's just cut down even more trees (whilst continuing to protest at rainforest destruction of course). Incredibly, those few kids who still do not get rushed everywhere in a car actually like kicking around fallen leaves in autumn and this is often one of the enduring childhood memories later in life.
On 13 Jan 2011 at 5:47pm Vesbod wrote:
They're just morons, and their mummies don't love them any more.
On 13 Jan 2011 at 7:50pm Nikonite wrote:
Fly Tipping - that's an on-going photo project of mine. You'd be shocked at the amount of rubble that gets fly-tipped. Some of my photos have helped in prosecuting tippers, though sometimes it's the poor sod that paid for rubbish removal that gets the fine!
It is a real problem, with tipping going on during the night etc. It's not just the unsightly mess, but it also places a financial burden on whoever is left to clean the mess, whether it's the local council, or the land owner if the rubbish is tipped onto private property (like a farmers field). I once asked a fly-tipper why he did it, and he's reply was 'It's someones elses problem then, not mine!'. Tosser.
On a lighter note, some of the tippers are so thick, they leave 'clues' behind, making it relatively easy for the local council to make a prosecution.
Looks like I need to dust off my camera and get snapping again!
On 13 Jan 2011 at 8:54pm wallander wrote:
I saw a white van with"Diamond Drilling" on the back doors. He was driving down Moor Lane between Ringmer and Glynde and just threw a coke bottle and tesco bag out the window. Scum.
On 13 Jan 2011 at 10:30pm Geezer wrote:
This sounds like the people Wallander: 'Diamond Drilling UK Ltd are a specialist diamond drilling, concrete cutting and chasing company based in Sussex.'
170 Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
On 13 Jan 2011 at 11:22pm Deelite wrote:
Email them. Two or three and the van driver will at least get a reprimand.
On 13 Jan 2011 at 11:33pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
@shs - I love leaves, I love trees, i love kicking leaves in the autumn and i make collages out of them with my kids. I don't recommend cutting down trees and driving kids to school in the car (see my thoughts on trees and forests on previous threads)
What i don't like is falling over because they are decomposing on the pavement and causing a slip hazard and then getting soaked by a car that has driven through a massive puddle from a blocked drain caused by guess what - leaves !!!! and these leaves have been left to accumulate for well over a year now.
On 14 Jan 2011 at 9:39am SHS wrote:
Point taken Belle, I shall think of you standing there soaked.
On 17 Jan 2011 at 8:37am leafman wrote:
BB, You may have forgotten that the junction of the avenue and offham road was resurfaced and a new roundabout put in last summer. Do you really think that the contractors took last winters leaves away, did their work and then brought the old leaves back?
Leaves fall off trees in Autumn, if you clear them up, they are soon replaced by more leaves. Should we really encourage the council to spend our taxes on repeatedly clearing up leaves, which will only be back in a few minutes? Same with cutting grass verges in the summer, why waste money doing this, it serves no useful purpose.
On 17 Jan 2011 at 11:37am jrsussex wrote:
leafman - Take your point and agree up to a point. The problem is the elderly who walk, Leaves, when they have fallen, decompose and if wet can become slippery thereby creating a safety issue for the elderly. Last winter an elderly lady had a fall due to wet leaves and broke her elbow.
On 17 Jan 2011 at 5:14pm brixtonbelle wrote:
These drains (and others around Lewes) are constantly blocked, leading to large amounts of puddling, rivers down streets and dare I say it, the potential of flooding... There is meant to be a reason for charging huge amounts of council tax and one of those is street clearance, which in my book includes leaf fall. It wouldn't take much for the guys who clear the litter to sweep up the leaves at the same time. I presume/ hope they are doing this at least once a week. And if the streer cleaners can't do it, then large amounts of leaves should be the responsibility of the parks department. It doesn't take a huge amount of brain power to work out the consequences of blocked drains.
If it was a rural lane, I wouldn't mind so much, but it's a busy urban street, and I shouldn't have to wear wellies to wade along it.
oh and leafman, I'm not suggesting they didn't take the leaves away at the places they resurfaced, but on the avenue there was no clearance of the leaves.
On 17 Jan 2011 at 7:43pm SHS wrote:
Knock down some houses and plant some more trees then it'll be a rural lane.
On 17 Jan 2011 at 11:05pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
I'm not anti-tree just anti leaves that clog the drains !! I'd love to see more street trees in Lewes, the hight street is particularly bare.