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Man 'fines' council in bins row

Stuart Parr
Mr Parr said he drew up a fake fixed penalty notice

A Shropshire man says he has sent a fine to a council as bins were left in the street following collections.

Stuart Parr said if Telford and Wrekin Council could charge him £75 for leaving bins in the road, he was going to fine it for leaving them there.

The council said Mr Parr, of Brookside, could not fine the authority and contractor Telford and Wrekin Services (TWS) delivers the service.

The firm said inquiries come through the council to the company.

Mr Parr said leaving wheelie bins in the street made it "even narrower".

He said: "I put some paving slabs down at the end of the garden just by the kerb and left the wheelie bins there.

"(That was) in the expectation the collection people would take them away from where they were, empty them and put them back where they got them from."

Mr Parr, who said he drew up a fake fixed penalty notice, added he received a telephone call, but nothing had changed and he did not get a formal response to the fine.

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