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    • rmg1
    • By rmg1 6th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
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    Cigarette ends and "fines"
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    • 6th Sep 17, 1:03 PM
    Cigarette ends and "fines" 6th Sep 17 at 1:03 PM
    Hi all

    I know this isn't a motoring issue but I'm hoping it will follow the same lines.

    I've just been handed an 80 "fine" from a 3rd-party company working on behalf of my local council because I dropped my cigarette end on the floor (apparently it's caught on camera, although I haven't seen the footage).

    There are no bins/ashtrays in the vicinity for approx 1/4 mile in either direction.

    The advice I was given when I queried the fine was to "put it in my pocket" (meaning the cigarette end).

    According to the on-the-spot paperwork I was given there is no automatic right of appeal (although, after speaking to the 3rd-party company, I can take it to Magistrates court).

    Anyone any ideas on my next steps?
    Flagellation, necrophilia and bestiality - Am I flogging a dead horse?

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    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 12th Feb 18, 10:08 AM
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    The Deep
    Cut of their benefits I say.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 12th Feb 18, 10:09 AM
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    pappa golf
    and then they will rob more?

    or perhaps they HAD been cut?
    Save a Rachael

    buy a share in crapita
    • The Deep
    • By The Deep 12th Feb 18, 10:22 AM
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    The Deep
    I have been the victim of crime several times. The worse was three days before we moved into out new house. The brand new washing was attacked with a hack saw as was the aluminium garden furniture, one day old carpets sprayed with bleach, and a steaming Richard left in one of the bedrooms.

    Despite all this dna, the police failed to arrest anyone, but did offer counselling.

    Unless it makes a profit, I am unenthusiastic about my Council Tax (over 3,000 a year for two OAPs) being spent employing such firms. It is hardly likely to make a difference when compared with the vast number of coal fired power stations pouting out filth in China.
    You never know how far you can go until you go too far.
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