Hardline private litter wardens binned by council

A PRIVATE litter firm, made up of ex-cops and soldiers, and paid to keep Basildon's streets clean, has been dumped by Basildon Council.

The authority employed the services of XFor in April 2012 for a year-long trial.

Despite announcing that the four private litter wardens patrolling the borough would cost the council nothing, the authority ended up incurring a cost as many people issues with fines did not pay.

*Full story in Friday's Echo

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9:31am Thu 17 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

back to wading knee deep through discarded maccy d wrappers, crisp packets and fag butts then....
back to wading knee deep through discarded maccy d wrappers, crisp packets and fag butts then.... Eric Whim
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10:38am Thu 17 Jan 13

iknoweverything says...

hold on..... so XFor issued the penalties but now the offenders havent paid its Xfors fault? Why dont the council pursue the offenders through the court system or however its supposed to happen? Or maybe thing outside the box and take it from the offenders benifits?
hold on..... so XFor issued the penalties but now the offenders havent paid its Xfors fault? Why dont the council pursue the offenders through the court system or however its supposed to happen? Or maybe thing outside the box and take it from the offenders benifits? iknoweverything
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11:07am Thu 17 Jan 13

SpiffSpaffington1984 says...

Because maybe XFor have zero authority and were given duff details by most people
Because maybe XFor have zero authority and were given duff details by most people SpiffSpaffington1984
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11:25am Thu 17 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

SpiffSpaffington1984 wrote:
Because maybe XFor have zero authority and were given duff details by most people
Bas Council thought they were on a winner there!

How wrong - what a surprise - not!
[quote][p][bold]SpiffSpaffington1984[/bold] wrote: Because maybe XFor have zero authority and were given duff details by most people[/p][/quote]Bas Council thought they were on a winner there! How wrong - what a surprise - not! Eric Whim
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11:51am Thu 17 Jan 13

Eric Whim says...

Hardline private litter wardens binned by council


must've coughed up a few bob for a bin that big.....
[quote]Hardline private litter wardens binned by council[/quote] must've coughed up a few bob for a bin that big..... Eric Whim
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5:09pm Thu 17 Jan 13

firedog says...

So will the police,who have the authority to get your identity,be booking people who drop litter,or are they too busy?
So will the police,who have the authority to get your identity,be booking people who drop litter,or are they too busy? firedog
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