View Full Version : More foolishness from Great Britain

08-04-2018, 03:58 PM
A ROOFER has been hit with a £300 fine for keeping empty crisp bags in his van – because he doesn’t have a licence to carry waste

Messy Stewart Gosling, 43, kept empty crisp packets, sandwich wrappers and water bottles in a plastic bag in the back of his van.

But when he was pulled over by council workers carrying out spot checks they told him he was breaking the law for carrying the rubbish without permission.

He tried to appeal the fine but has been told he will be hauled to court if he doesn't pay the penalty.

It costs £229 (+VAT) to register for a waste carriers licence which lasts for three years. It's then £154 for a renewal.

Stewart said: "It's so infuriating. The working-class man gets penalised for going to work basically.

"I've not fly-tipped. I've not left it in someone's garden. It's frustrated the hell out of me. There was just a bag of rubbish, bottles, crisp packets, newspapers and sandwich wrappers."