For eight years Andre Wheeler has used his wheelbarrow to take glass, cans, paper and garden waste to the nearby tip.It sounds completely barmy, but it's our old friend, 'elf and safety, again:
The walk helps the 61-year-old teacher keep fit as well as do his bit for the environment.
But now officials have decided that wheeling the barrow on to the village site is dangerous - and he must take his rubbish by car instead.
Asked why Mr Wheeler has only now been barred from taking his barrow on to the site, after eight years of doing the same thing without incident, the spokesman said: 'Nationally, there have been a number of recent accidents at such sites involving vehicles and pedestrians. Leicestershire County Council takes the health and safety of both site users and staff extremely seriously.'A little odd, because if it's anything like my tip, once there, you have to get out and unload the car anyway. So at some point, all visitors are pedestrians!