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Residents catch Slough Council fly-tipping in Langley

Council Tax payers forced to pay for clean-up

Report and photographs: Paul Janik

Many Slough residents complain they have been abused and neglected by their unpopular very-expensive and uncaring council, but some Langley residents received a premature ♥ ♥ ♥ Valentines Day's ♥ ♥ ♥ present in the form of council fly-tipping.

Yes, it is rubbish. Yes, residents do not want it and yes the council deliberately dumped it just before ♥ ♥ ♥ Valentines Day. ♥ ♥ ♥

Most people would have preferred a bunch of roses and a card, but the morons at Slough's failing council are not very romantic and thought several lorry loads of unwanted fly-tipping would do as a ♥ ♥ ♥ Valentines Day ♥ ♥ ♥ present.

We exclude the many wonderful, excellent and hard-working council staff from the moron category. Shame the public are forced to pay higher Council Taxes to clean-up the morons' mess.

Council spokeswoman Kate Pratt refuses to answer Slough Times enquiries so we can not tell you if the council is going to prosecute itself for unlawful fly-tipping or whether the council will exchange the fly-tipping for a better ♥ ♥ ♥ Valentines Day ♥ ♥ ♥ present ....

  • ♥ ♥ ♥ flowers, ♥ ♥ ♥
  • ♥ ♥ ♥ boxes of chocolates ♥ ♥ ♥ or
  • ♥ ♥ ♥ a romantic dinner. ♥ ♥ ♥

Slough Times investigates

Everyone who knows Blandford Road North, knows the absolutely dreadful potholes ignored in this Slough Council owned road. So far the council has spent more than £60,000 using lawyers and council staff to avoid repairing its shameful and dangerous potholes.

Blandford Road North is a cul-de-sac off Langley Road, opposite Middle Green Road.

A reliable source says the fly-tipping was personally organised by Transport for Slough boss Savio de Cruz who instructed council contractor Amey to dump lorry loads of unwanted rubbish on an attractive green grass verge.

The Slough Times wonders if Mr de Cruz was hoping residents will use the contaminated soil, plastics, rubble and carpets to fill-in Blandford Road North's 20 years-old potholes.

Locals claim the rubbish was previously used to block the Market Lane road under Chequers railway bridge.

A gardening expert said the soil was too contaminated and too low quality for garden use.

The Slough Times has asked Slough Council for a fully itemised list of the costs of its fly-tipping and also the clean-up costs which Council Tax payers will be unfairly forced to pay.

It seems many of Slough's stressful problems are created by Transport for Slough failures from car damaging speed bumps, out-of-sequence traffic lights, dangerous road narrowings, failure to repair street lights, failure to paint white safety lines on roads and generally wasting public money.

Growing public opinion wants the Transport for Slough brand-name cancelled and for the council's highways department to return to proper Slough Borough Council control.

Who is going to apologise for this latest stupid council mess ?

Who can honestly deny the council has contempt for its customers who are legally prevented from obtaining cheaper and better council services elsewhere.

Perhaps it really is time to abolish Slough's unfit-for-purpose council. The public need rescuing from this crap.