Story so far …………
This is a picture of Libby Fulton, Manager of KFC in Ballymena beside the sign warning not only their customers but anyone who drops litter the action that will be taken by their staff. KFC have also 4 litter bins outside their unit.
KFC is one of three outlets which share the car park in question, the other two are the cinema and Pizza Hut. According to Libby, the car park belongs to the cinema who now, following complaints from local residents and others, employs a cleaner to clean the car park every morning.
Pizza Hut do NOT have any litter bins outside their unit. At the time I was there 11.45 am, Pizza Hut was not open, however I phoned them in the afternoon and asked the Manager the question of why there was no litter bins outside their premises only to be told that in the 8 years she, Irene Murray, had been Manager, they never have had a litter bin.
So GOOD news from KFC BAD news from Pizza Hut
I have emailed Pizza Hut head office in Belfast asking for a reason for no bins
More questions need answered i.e.
Did the public complain to KFC or the council?
What action did the council take?
Why is KFC the only people to warn of reporting to council?
Did KFC place the warning sign up themselves?
Where do Pizza Hut expect takeaway customers to put their empty boxes?
If litter is such a big problem in that particular area why not install CCTV which Council have put up in other areas?
Has there been a reduction in complaints/litter since the sign went up?
Have the public been made aware of the number of prosecutions that has been made because of the sign?
Is the sign a deterrent?