Council spends £15k taking store owner to court over a cardboard box

Jo Robinson

Waltham Forest council ran up legal bills of £15,000 after accusing a company boss of 'illegally disposing of business waste' when she handed over a spare cardboard box at the request of a passing shopper.

The local authority took Linda Bracey of 'ElectroSigns' to court after one of the boxes, bearing the company's name was found among other rubbish on a fly-tipping site.