Did any one see inspectors on tv

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  1. chaser

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    this was on last week but been waiting for someone else to comment but no one has, what a load of barstewards, going round in twos hiding behind corners waiting for people to drop a fag end and then giving them a ticket for eighty pounds, instead of just telling them to pick it up , or a warning , just out to legally mug folks, one bloke even did his mate outside a pub, they were actually spying on people instead of any warnings,and just laughing to themselves , don't know how they could do it.
     
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    I didn't see that programme but remember seeing somebody caught in Edinburgh when were staying there a few years ago. Idiot threw down his fag end right in front of two enforcement officers.

    I also recall some similar action being taken locally several years ago. Far from issuing no warnings, though, the council had a publicity campaign in place for several weeks before anyone was actually fined, and there were plenty of notices posted.

    Calling it legal mugging fails to acknowledge how much of a problem it is - just Google cost of cleaning up cigarette litter, one of the results includes this paragraph:
    It might have been acceptable in days gone by to throw fag ends away but, just as with dog muck, those days are over.
     
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    Yes but my point , they weren't actually trying to stop anything, they were glad when someone dropped something so they could give them a ticket, they watched one woman sitting on a bench in the street all the while she smoked a fag and then were positively put out when she got up and dropped it in a bin.
     
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    Why should they actually try to stop anything? As I said, in my experience such enforcement comes along after plenty of publicity and notices about not littering. If people ignore what they are told what do they expect?
     
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    Nice to know the in the future the UK will be a clean Muslim country(y)
     
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    i don't dispute that, it's just the demeanour of these people with the tickets , just standing hiding round corners just to hand someone a ticket, £80 for hardly anything, they would be better employed with a litter stick picking stuff up, just can't understand there mental attitude , spying on their neighbors.
     
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    Just a thought......
    Does anyone HAVE to identify themselves to these so called enforcers?
    I doubt local councils have the right to demand such info?
     
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    That came up on this program , a woman dropped a fag end and they came to give her a ticket but she wouldn't tell them who she was or have the ticket off them, the barstewards then went back to base and got it up on camera and asked everyone there if they knew her , turns out one did, so they took the ticket round to her house.
    Just don't know what we are coming to.
     
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    If employed to pick it up, who would pay them..?
    I know it sounds a trivial offence but it all adds up and £80 an hour keeps my council tax down....
     
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    That is not my point , OK they are in the right, but what sort of people are they, that can treat their fellow humans like that, they want to get themselves a proper job.
     
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    When everyone's stopped dropping fags you will be paying these barstewards out of your tax
     
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    And what is a proper job....?
     
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    One that doesn't persecute your fellow humans
     
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    You mean like coppers.? Who persecute the ones that want to do you harm.... Or judges who will keep them away from you and your family once they have done you harm...?

    Tax inspectors.? Collectors..? Street cleaners..! Oh no can't have anyone cleaning the street of fag ends because some selfish lazy prat don't care... And besides streetcleaning, that's not a proper job.....
     
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    Are you one of these inspectors by any chance?
     
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    If you had read my post , I recommended they would be better cleaning the streets!
     
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    How did they get her address?
    She must have given it, no obligation to do so.

    If these tossers made themselves visible instead of hiding it would probably go a long way towards addressing the litter problem.
    What they are doing doesn't.
     
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    As I said one of these other blokes knew who she was.
     
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    S19(3) Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005
     
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    If people didn't persecute the rest of us by dropping litter then there would be no need for any enforcement action.

    The attitude (or, perhaps, job satisfaction) of the people filmed might be questionable but that does not invalidate their job.
     
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