Storms and gales persist. Mr Uphilldowndale is feeling a little restless, it maybe the six hours we spent traveling yesterday, the lack of running of late, or the cumulative affect of so much foul weather but he is very twitchy. Today, in spite of the weather, he was determined to carry on with his master plan to clear out the barn, and visit the scrap yard to weigh in the last of the spoil from the installation of our new heating system.
I was tasked with going along too, as my ID is already on their books; going to scrap yard is altogether a more formal affair that it used to be, as of October 2013, our payment will be arriving by BACS, no cash in hand, in an attempt to reduce the theft of metal.
- all scrap metal dealers must verify the name and address of the seller at the point of .sale, which is recorded and retained by the dealer
- the cashless offence will apply to all scrap metal dealers including ‘mobile collectors’ who collect door to door
- there will be a single national publicly available register of all scrap metal dealers
( and OK, so I’m also willing to admit I’ve a certain curiosity about the total randomness of what is lying around there).
Oh look, that’s a dolly tub, right of shot; I’ve a blog post I can write about that, if only I can find the dolly blue. Time for more clearing out.