Government Ministers are saying they will consider bringing in a new law to stop councils from fining people heavily when leaving their rubbish bins out too long. The warning to councils comes following a report that one of Britain's councils is threatening to levy £1000 fines on those who do.
Until the new law is passed the government is advising the public to comply with their local council's orders because as things stand they can apparently impose anything up to £15,000 fines!
"Getting new laws passed takes a lot of time" warned one Minister we spoke to as he arrived at Heathrow "And what with this being the summer holiday period means Ministers won't even be discussing this until September at the very earliest," he said adding how he was far too busy to speak to us further, and wanted to get into the airport out of the rain.
"I pity those who are taking their holidays in Britain this summer," he laughed as he made his way quickly into the terminal "Luckily I'm now orf to somewhere hot, haw, haw, haw".
Councils throughout Britain say they are struggling to provide adequate services to their communities during these difficult times, and that they are having to think up new ways of getting money from the people they serve. But surely fines of a thousand pounds for failing to take a bin in within two minutes of it being emptied is taking things a bit too far. They disagree,
"We are not ordering people to take there bins far" claims Councillor Alan Hitler "We are only ordering them to take the bins back into their gardens...within two minutes of being emptied!"