Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Scrap - Would you credit it!

Now Ronald Reagan is not one of my political idols but some rather good quotes are attributed to him one being this one,

"There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit."

Somehow or other this sprung to mind this week when I read in The Huddersfield Examiner that Kirklees Council will be considering establishing a Voluntary Code of Conduct for Scrap Dealers Now regular readers of this blog will remember I spent a morning going round scrapyards with the police and environmental services back in September and raised the issue with them about establishing such a code. Later we met along with the British Transport Police and knocked some ideas backwards and forwards and a produced a draft code which I suggested was put to Cllr Khan as Leader of the Council but also because he has an interest in the issue of scrap at a national level in his role at the Local Government Association. Of course we'll need Kirklees Cabinet approval to get it adopted and quite rightly we're looking at getting the code adopted more widely in Yorkshire and I think through the Local Government Association we could get replication of the idea at a national level. I guess it will be character forming for me to sit at the sidelines and watch the idea take off and be adopted more widely.

1 comment:

  1. I spoke to a scrap dealer today, who says people leave scrap min his yard and he sells it on. No idea where it comes from, he says. National requirement for yards to record where the scrap has come from will be interesting to implement.
    Police did have a blitz stopping vehicles on their way to the scrap yard which resulted in two successful arrests and prosecutions, so current legislation is effective if the police can find the time to implement them!