Sunday, 4 December 2016

Best places to visit - Longdendale

This is a nice photographic slide show of Londendale and the surrounding area, however there are a few photographs in this little montage which are definately not in Longdendale nor anywhere near. Can you spot them?

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

More illegal tipping

This time on the lane in between the Audenshaw Reservoir and the railway line. Look at the address on the envelope and you will see it is from Macclesfield. Why come from Macclesfield to Tameside to illegally tip waste?

Monday, 28 November 2016

Tameside heroes and villians

Compare these two photographs taken today. The one below is of yet more illegal fly-tipping in Denton and the one above, also taken in Denton, is of Brian, a true local hero who come rain, hail or shine is to be found in the woods clearing up rubbish, unblocking drains and generally keeping the place nice for those who care about the woodland environment. He does all this without any kind of financial reward and it is worth adding that Brian is 81 years of age. Well done Brian - you are a true local hero!

Now think of the contrast when you look at the picture below and you think of the people responsible for this illegal tipping. I was thinking to myself of the thought process that leads to such actions. Here is one scenario: Eh up love, the new carpet and sofa is coming tomorrow, but what are we going to do with the ones we already have? We will have to chuck them out, where? In the street or the park where we usually dump rubbish of course.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Council estates, fly-tipping and Staffordshire Bull Terriers

Without wishing to be accused of casting dispersions I have noticed that on average, and according to my visual but unscientific observations, it appears to me that council estates are far more likely to be blighted by casual fly-tipping than other housing locations.

Of course rogue builders and organised criminal fly-tippers prefer country lanes and remote locations free from prying eyes, but as for casual small scale fly-tipping it appears that council estates suffer more than other locations.

While walking the dog yesterday near to Cardiff Walk in Denton I came across the mess pictured above. Surely someone must have spotted the people responsible?

Also in relation to council estates, has anyone else noticed that every second dog is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, I wonder why this is?

Friday, 25 November 2016

Tyranny of majority


The former Conservative Prime Minister John Major has waded into the Brexit debate by saying those in favour of leaving should not dictate the terms of withdrawing from the European Union.


Speaking at a dinner in Westminster at the National Liberal Club, marking the 100th anniversary of Lloyd George becoming Prime Minister, he said that the “tyranny of the majority” should not dictate terms. More here


This intervention by former Prime Minister Major and Blair just the other day perfectly illustaites the total and utter contempt these people hold for the views of the majority of Britons and it proves that they are instinctively anti-democratic by nature. They believe in 'democracy' as long as they dictate what democracy actually means, as soon as the people show their displeasure and call for something different the Elite drop their pretence and reveal their true colours. Tameside Citizen

Wednesday, 23 November 2016


Why would you go to the trouble of illegally tipping this cardboard when it would have fitted into a blue TMBC paper and cardboard recycling bin? It defies logic!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

The Elite Play Their Hand And Show Their Total Disregard For The Democratic Process And The Will Of The People

Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is to help bankroll a campaign set up in secret by Blairite former ministers and advisers to derail Brexit, The Independent can reveal.

An email seen by The Independent highlights the scale of backing the group has already secured. It shows the campaign has been months in the planning and claims “substantial progress” has already been made, including the identification of “an excellent potential CEO”. The memo was written by Alan Milburn, who was one of Tony Blair’s closest cabinet allies.

It reveals the group has heavy financial, political and corporate backing and is receiving advice and support from a host of high-level business and communications organisations. More here: The Independent

UKIP Members

Are often nasty people according to this sticker I spotted in Hyde yesterday. If that's the worst they can come up with against UKIP members, imagine what three words could be used to describe Labour Party members.