Speaking to The Argus in 2003, Miss Taylor said: “I get letters from the council twice a year – once around Christmas and once in the summer.Gosh, why would they think tha..
“They seem to think I am an obsessive compulsive who collects rubbish for the sake of it and has it piled up in the house. ”
This week, waste was piled up to four feet high at Miss Taylor's home, including tins, food containers, newspapers, milk cartons and rotting fruit, most of which was in carrier bags./facepalm
Flies were also visible as the rubbish heap stretched all the way down her garden path.
She began recycling when she worked at Portsmouth docks and collected enough tin foil to pay for the training of four guide dogs for the blind.Thanks for the non sequitur, but back to the enormous piles of rotting garbage at your house?
She said: “I know what it’s like to have nothing. During the war we had an ounce of butter a week.”
The local authority removed eight lorry loads of rubbish from the property back in 1993.Very admirable, but should the fact she claims to collect for charity excuse her actions?
But eight years later Olive presented animal charity PDSA with a cheque for £30,000, which she raised by collecting cans, scrap metal and anything else she could exchange for cash.
In 2003 she was threatened with eviction when the litter stored in her garden was deemed a health and safety hazard.I think the council has been more than patient with her, and no doubt her long-suffering neighbours think they’ve been far too patient.
The local authority eventually backed down when Miss Taylor said she would keep the area clear.
Yet nine years later Brighton and Hove City Council has finally had enough.
Officials have gone to Brighton County Court and have secured an order forcing her to remove all items stored in her garden by April 10.
And yet, there’s always one, isn’t there?
Hard times says...I tell you what I don’t do for charity, chum. I don’t hoard great stinking piles of rubbish in my garden and house, to the detriment of my neighbours!
This loverly lady has generously provided 5 guide dogs to needy people - something that should come out of our tax money, and all these clueless desk-jockey scumbags at the council can do is attack her?
I'd say sack these clueless idiots and use the money to buy some more guide dogs.
I wonder what all those criticise her on here do for charity?