There has been a lot of comments on how lovely our English countryside is, and indeed it is, most of it. But these photo's tell a different story, taken over the three days walking in South Yorkshire. In the middle of winter, when all the greenery has died down, exposed underneath is a disgraceful scene of human waste. This saddens me a lot to see this. To call the humans who did this, pigs, is an insult to pigs.
The places where I walked are not far from Barnsley, Rotherham, and Sheffield. People stop off in quiet country lanes and unload their bags of rubbish thinking that's the end of it, out of sight out of mind, rather than do the decent thing and take them to the Council dumps. I cannot get my head round the mentality of these disgusting sub humans.
I have been on the Barnsley, and Rotherham, Council web sites and reported this fly tipping. I have left my details in case they want to give me any updates on their actions, that's if they have sent a truck out to pick it up. I have done this previously with the North Lincs Council web site when I have found rubbish locally. They don't make it easy, the maps they provide are not very clear on the screen, and it's difficult to pinpoint the exact locations.
All around the area I found lots of cannabis root balls, dumped in hedge bottoms. The plants have been harvested and all what's left are the roots. They don't take these to the dump because the smell would incriminate them.
Picture this, a very quiet country lane, I found a ladies bra, size 42E, on the grass verge. A few yards further on a large log had been placed across the entrance to a field, presumably by the farmer to keep fly tippers out. Someone passing had decorated it with an assortment of ladies underwear, the plastic bag was nearby, mostly bras. This actually amused me, it was so out of place, and a work of art. I found more bras scattered about so I draped them across the hedgerow. Maybe someone else will be amused by it.
A bit further along on the same lane, an assortment of rubbish, mainly children's toys, which looked like it had been there for quite a while. The two hairdressing models caught my attention. Put them on top of a stick facing the road, and it will give some unsuspecting motorist a scare, or a laugh.
Next time you come across some fly tipping, have a go at reporting it on the Council web site. It takes a while to navigate it, and it's more difficult if you are in an area you are not familiar with. Take notes at the time you find it, street or road name. Good luck.
Toodle pip. ilona