Friday, January 12, 2007

Them damn vandels are everywhere....

Alright, check this out
TWENTY-FIVE cars belonging to residents and a business have been damaged in vandal attacks carried out in roads surrounding the Salisbury Churchfields Industrial Estate.

Most of the vehicles had smashed windows and at least one car had its paintwork scratched during attacks in Wilton Road, Lower Road Bemerton, Churchfields Road and Mill Road between 1-2am last Wednesday morning.

Seems like that happened here didn't it? Nope that was in Salisbury, England. After I wrote this blog post about bars in Salisbury England, I thought I dig around and see if they have apaper online and low and behold they do. It is the Salisbury Journal. I have been reading it for a day and it seems the good folks across the pond have the issues we do too. Isn't it a small world?

Even better, check out this issue,
WESSEX Water has been ordered to pay £4,966 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to polluting the River Avon, a nationally-important salmon spawning river.

The Environment Agency was alerted on August 1 last year by a member of the public who noticed sewage in the river in the location of a culvert known as the Bugmore Drain, adjacent to Southampton Road, Salisbury.

An agency officer attended and noticed a strong smell of sewage and a grey discharge from the drain. A water sample showed "significant contamination".
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Salisbury magistrates heard on Monday Wessex Water had traced the cause to a blockage in the foul sewer caused by a build-up of silt. This led to sewage being discharged via a sewer storm overflow at the junction of Scotts Lane and Endless Street.

The court heard Wessex Water deployed two tankers to minimise the impact on the Hampshire Avon, which is designated as a Special Area of Conservation under the Habitats Directive.

This was the second incident from this storm overflow in three months, and for the first offence Wessex Water received a warning. The company has since installed telemetry on the overflow.

After the case, Environment Agency spokeswoman, Emma Tattersall, said: "These offences could easily have been prevented. Water companies must ensure they carry out regular inspections of sewer storm overflows, especially when it is known there have been problems there in the past."

Really small world.

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