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.
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).
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?