Calls on New Forest council chief to resign after violation of legal guidelines
A brand new Forest get together chairman has referred to as on the pinnacle of a Hampshire council to step down after being discovered responsible of failing to adjust to environmental rules in a junkyard.
On Friday March 12, New Forest District Council Chief Barry Rickman, 63, appeared in Southampton Magistrates’ Court docket alongside his brother Robert, 67.
Now calls are being made for Cllr Barry Rickman to step down from his publish to “restore folks’s confidence within the board”.
The listening to targeted on points at Rickman’s Scrapyard, which they collectively personal in Decrease Mead Finish, Sway.
District Choose Richard Blake talked about end-of-life automobile disposal and asbestos when addressing the court docket.
Barry Rickman, of Heron Shut, Sway, pleaded responsible to knowingly inflicting / allowing an individual to function a regulated waste operation facility that handled the deposit, remedy and / or storage of waste, with out l authorization of an environmental allow.
In the meantime, his brother, Robert, of Rickman’s Scrapyard, Mead Finish Street, admitted a single case of conduct / trigger or knowingly authorizing actions in contravention of an environmental allow in relation to waste mining.
New Forest Liberal Democrats Chairman Jack Davies requires Cllr Rickman to resign.
He stated, “The New Forest Liberal Democrats are captivated with defending our surroundings. That is why we had been upset to listen to Councilor Barry Rickman plead responsible to flouting environmental rules.
“These rules are in place to guard our surroundings and everybody should observe them.
“How can the Conservatives say with a straight face that they need to defend the surroundings in the event that they let their chief get away with it?
“Subsequently, it’s with deep remorse that we ask Councilor Barry Rickman to step down as Head of Council so that folks’s confidence within the Council might be restored.