I tried to think of something witty to say, but really, what else could I add?

A pensioner who lives beside the seaside has been warned by his council that he faces a heavy fine for fly-tipping [illegally dumping garbage] if he returns windblown sand in his garden back to the beach.

Arthur Bulmer, 79, has long complained of sand drifting on to his property on the fore-shore at Lytham St Anne’s, in Lancashire, but this year’s gales have exacerbated the problem.

When he asked Fylde Borough Council if it was permissible to return the sand where it came from, he was told it would constitute fly-tipping. He should treat it as litter and take it to the municipal refuse tip.

(Via Tim Worstall).

The title of the post is taken from the A.E. Housman poem.

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