Prison threat for pensioner who put sand back on beach
A pensioner has been threatened with prison or a £50,000 fine if he takes windblown sand back to the beach where it came from.
Arthur Bulmer’s seafront garden became carpeted after a week of storms swept tons of sand from the beach across the road.
It seemed like common sense to shovel it into his wheelbarrow and take it back, load by load, to its rightful place.
But the local council did not share Mr Bulmer's idea of logic.
Very sad story, but at least it help me to know that the US is not the only country which shows blatant disregard for private property and personal freedom. Well, I'm sure I always knew that...but lately with the eminent domain abuses and other governmental excesses, it's easy to think it's only AMERICA going south in a handbasket.
Read Mr. Bulmer's story, as well as the twisted logic of his borough council, here.
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