Crackdown on illegal metal dealing in Blackburn with Darwen

Coun Jim Smith

Coun Jim Smith

First published in News

A CRACKDOWN on illegal metal dealing in Blackburn with Darwen has reduced the number of traders peering over people’s back walls looking for scrap.

Borough environment chief Jim Smith hailed the success of the new registration and licensing system when it was debated by the council’s executive board.

The policy was introduced as part of a nationwide scheme under the Government’s Scrap Metal dealers Act 2013. It forces dealers to take out a licence for their activities, pay a registration fee to the local council and forbids cash payments for scrap metal.

Traders have to keep records of what they buy, who they buy it off and what they do with it after purchase. Dealers who break the rules can have their licences revoked.

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4:17pm Thu 24 Jul 14

:-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-) says...

What will the DIDDACOYS do now I wonder
What will the DIDDACOYS do now I wonder :-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-)
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11:32pm Thu 24 Jul 14

darwenTower says...

No they haven't Jim, still seeing it daily.

Can you tell me how many licenses have been revoked?
No they haven't Jim, still seeing it daily. Can you tell me how many licenses have been revoked? darwenTower
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12:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

We'll win the next one says...

How the hell do they know if its reduced the number of people peering over yard walls ? Were is the facts and figures? What a load of s crap !
How the hell do they know if its reduced the number of people peering over yard walls ? Were is the facts and figures? What a load of s crap ! We'll win the next one
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