A Montgomery Street resident has reacted skeptically to the latest piece of council sponsored graffiti to appear on local streets.
Rather than simply dealing with the fly-tipped fridge and chair in the photo above, it would seem council officers have gone to the trouble of stencilling a warning onto the pavement, threatening people who might be considering dumping anything further with a £200 fine.
But, in response someone has chalked “Oh Rly?[ Really]” in reply.
There were 80 fly-tipping tickets issued by Leith enforcement staff over the last financial year. It is not known whether any of these people refused to pay, and subsequently found themselves with a £200 fine.
If you have a large item to get rid of and want to avoid a threatening pavement stencil appearing near your home, you need to pay the council to come and collect it.
Do you think these new stencils will stop people from dumping stuff? Or do you think they’re an ugly waste of time?
Photo credit: Leah Lockhart