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UPDATE: Ipswich Borough Council refuse to litter pick public footpath

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It seems Douglas Carswell was right in his recent book The End of Politics and the Birth of iDemocracy – power no longer rests in councils and parliaments, it rests in cyberspace.

Ipswich Borough Council have today removed the litter from the footpath between Gladstone Road and Foxhall Road hours after my blog post about this debacle.

Blog pressure: litter is picked up from footpath

Blog pressure: litter is picked up from footpath

I do hope, as CP said in my earlier post, this is not a one off and the footpath will be litter picked regularly from now on? It would be nonsensical for IBC to claim the path is not adopted and is therefore a public footpath as they have now laid slabs and litter picked (once).

Who is fly-tipping on Gladstone Rd/Foxhall Rd footpath? Report them to the Council today

Who is fly-tipping on Gladstone Rd/Foxhall Rd footpath? Report them to the Council today

This whole affair is a double-edged sword as it is pretty disgusting to see so much litter being disposed down this neighbourhood footpath. I do hope these blog posts on the subject will help to shame the regular offenders to change their behaviour – it is not acceptable and it is also illegal!

I see the “fly tipping” is still there but has been neatly put into a row…I wonder if the Council did that or our mystery fly tipper?

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Author: gavinmaclure

IT professional; political blogger, former Conservative councillor

One thought on “UPDATE: Ipswich Borough Council refuse to litter pick public footpath

  1. Pingback: Local Tory bloggers force another change at Ipswich Borough Council | Gavin Maclure's Musings

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