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'Don't put sand on the beach'

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jesspy

'Don't put sand on the beach'

A Blackpool pensioner has been threatened with legal action if he puts sand which blew into his garden back on the beach.

Council officials threatened to prosecute Arthur Bulmer, 79, who lives opposite the beach in St Anne's, Lancs, for fly-tipping.

And if found guilty he could be fined £50,000 or even go to jail, reports the Mirror.

Storms left gardens, roads and footpaths in St Anne's covered in tons of sand up to 20ft deep.

Mr Bulmer said: "I think it's crazy. I am sure my sand is cleaner than the stuff on the beach because that gets covered in dog muck. The sand is not my property. It has just invaded my garden from over the road."

The civic-minded pensioner said he was just trying to do what is right for the environment and save the council a job.

He added: "Now I will have to use a specialist waste disposal firm and that will cost £500."

Fylde borough council said: "The council has no responsibility to clear sand from private land, the owner must do this. However, dumping anything from your garden on to the beach constitutes fly-tipping."

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coldethyl

Some people really, really need a good, solid bat whacking to the face. I mean, that's really the only thing that will ever make them see sense. If you can't follow logic and common sense, just a fair size face whacking might do the trick.

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justcallmefox

Or maybe since they don't like the idea of dumping sand on the beach, the guy could dump the sand in the yards of those who made the decision.

Sound good, coldethyl?

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coldethyl

Eh, I dunno, I'm pretty set on the face bashing....

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nativechick1989

Really makes you wonder what goes on in peoples heads .. :blink::unsure:

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=Jak=

Topic heading is intresting.. "Don't stand on earth"

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skorpi3

biggest bull i'd ever heard.

maybe its the governments way of making sure everyone has jobs. haha . weird funky company to take foreign sand away.

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Adam2006

Put it in enevlopes and send it to the council. :D

However the bat to the face sounds fun and it will work. :yes:

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Reincarnated

I'm sure they don't want sand possibly contaminated with pesticides or other chemicals to be dumped back onto the beach.

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jesspy
Eh, I dunno, I'm pretty set on the face bashing....

you have been bashing whacking and hitting everything lately

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