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Firstly apologies as I know I am breaking the first and most sacred rule of TFF and be assured I will fully repent over the forthcoming calving & gate tying season. The first rule of course being “suggesting there is a better solution than baler twine too any problem!”. Each year we build additional calving pens in our straw shed, the pens are roughly a hurdle & a half deep, well last year I realised that scaffold tube fittings also secure cattle hurdles. Two of them on opposite corners are solid ! We used them all last year without issue ,but this year I’m treating myself to some plastic covers for the excess bolts ! Got a sack of 50 2nd hand for £30 from a scaffolder on a Friday afternoon...Again apologies and I can only ask for your forgiveness !

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...