Parents need to resolve the issue
Unfortunately, as has become a nationwide issue, there is an increase in the amount of youngsters with nothing to do but sit in parks all evening/ night, create litter, annoy neighbours with anti social behaviour and take illegal substances.
All over Horsham in the various parks and green spaces, there are complaints from residents of cars turning up at all hours, fast food takeaways and bottles being left on the grass and an endless amount of leftovers from the drug misuse.
All of the youngsters I have
seen do this are at an age to be still living with parents but old enough to be out unsupervised and driving.
I am sure the majority of their parents would be horrified if they knew the anti social behaviour their children were causing and the lack of interest they show when they are ‘advised’ of the need to behave by the police who do their best to educate them on the errors of their ways.
Sadly the police numbers are limited therefore it must be down to parental responsibility to try to resolve the issue.
So next time, your little Johnny or Josephine says they are popping out for the evening with a friend, think twice about where they might be going.
Apparently we had to have filled it ( up to one tonne) at max of seven metres from the road.
For us that was not close enough but having a 3.4 metre wide drive. We put the bulky bag down the end of the drive in the same place that a skip has previously been.
But Horsham have one driver to collect and I don’t think he likes reversing. They came to pick up after we ordered a collection on June 4, and refused but didn’t tell us he had driven off.
Then two inspectors we did see here, assessing the gap and explaining the driver had driven away. We thought they would come back but chased again and gave measurements and the driver still explained via the call desk staff at waste management in Horsham District Council that he won’t go down the drive and claims it to be too narrow.
The street lanes are less than 2.4m each direction so how does he drive in the road?
Anyhow, then the council try to claim to us that there is the small print and it has to be within seven metres of the roadway. That would place it
directly in front of two cars and the neighbours’ cars.
Given it was still here on July 1, the neighbours would not had been happy, nor us. So, we had to move it.
My wife, daughter and I emptied the tonne of rubble, moved the bag onto the roadway, refilled with the rubble and what a nightmare. Wish we had used a skip after all.
Was it worth the £125 Horsham charge? No.