Driven mad by stupid tip rules
This man is proof of the lunacy of the new rules now
governing Tovil tip.
He is Bearsted resident Graham Hobden.
Mr Hobden has been re-decorating his home in Winifred Road
and accumulated some bags of old wallpaper and plaster which he
attempted to take to the Tovil Waste Recycling Station in his
Bur he is a driving instructor and his car had its Graham Hobden
Driving School signs on it.
He was stopped by tip staff at the entrance. “You can’t bring
that it here, Guv,” he was told, “No commercial vehicles
Mr Hobden protested - after all it was just an ordinary
saloon car, that was also his own private vehicle, and he was only
carrying domestic waste.
But the tip staff were firm, he couldn’t go on. As the KM
has been reporting over several weeks, commercial vehicles are now
banned bu KCC who manage the tip.
Then Mr Hobden remembered his driving school signs were
magnetic. “If I take them off will that be all right?” he
"Of course" came the answer, and he was even allowed to drive a
short way into the tip to stop and take off the signs so that he
didn’t hold up the traffic behind."
Mr Hobden said: “It’s so stupid. You can understand why people
turned away for some petty restriction such as this would be
tempted to just dump their rubbish somewhere.”
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