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'A monumental waste of money'

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'A monumental waste of money': Judge's verdict on council who took firm to court for giving away CARDBOARD BOX (and it cost taxpayer £15k)

When company boss Linda Bracey gave away spare cardboard boxes to a passer-by, it didn’t seem like a situation to warrant the attentions of a court.

But her local council took a different view, prosecuting her in a case branded by a judge as a ‘monumental waste of public time and money’.

The authority ran up legal bills of £15,000 after accusing Mrs Bracey of ‘illegally disposing of business waste’ when she handed over the boxes following a request from a member of the public.


Councillor Clyde Loakes, Waltham Forest Council Cabinet Member for Environment, described the outcome of the case as 'incredibly disappointing'

link :- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040091/Waltham-Forest-council-slammed-judge-monumental-waste-money.html

If the public spending cuts only achieve one thing, lets hope it's putting useless tw*ts like this out of a job.

Another classic example of power without responsability

Edited by itsnotoutthere

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Man, I have gone to the local supermarket to get some free boxes before. Guess I shouldn't have accepted "illegal disposal of business waste"! :wacko:

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Doesn't it make your blood boil when you read articles like this , a man drunk with power , but there could've been some personal animosity between the company boss and the councillor that went back years and will probably continue in to the future .

They should bring back Pillory Stocks where idiots like this one can be locked into for the public to throw rotten tomatoes at .

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