Lootman wrote:Dod101 wrote:Apart from littering being anti social (was she littering?)
£100 seems 'way over the top.
As the guy in the video cited above notes, these enforcement officers are often private contractors who collect a percentage of the fine, with the council getting the rest without having to do any work or spend any money.
So this is really a gravy-go-round scheme designed for all the participants of administering "justice" to make some money whilst claiming to hold the moral high ground. The officers are basically bounty hunters who have a financial incentive to ticket people.
Now if my local authority wants to pay me 50% for slapping parking tickets on every car which I see parked illegally, then I could make a very good living since I see illegally parked cars everywhere and the only thing that would limit how many tickets I could issue is how fast I can write. But for some reason it is considered bad form to privatise the citation of parking tickets, but not litter tickets. Why?
I must say you have a good way with words, but you are not far wrong. I am for instance sending my cheque to 'Stirling Council' at an address in Northampton I think it is. Clearly their contractors central collection office.