Bags left in the doorway of charity shop set alight in the early hours

September 27, 2017

charity shop set alight
From the Brecon and Radnor Express on 22nd September 2017 … “CHARITY shops in Llandrindod Wells are asking people not to leave donations in doorways after bags were set on fire in the early hours.”
charity shop set alight
In Abingdon, three days later, on 25th September 2017 a Charity Shop fire caused a lot of damage. The Abingdon Herald quoted the charity’s coordinator as saying “… it was too early to speculate about the cause, but it is thought the fire might have started outside the front door where a pile of donations had been spotted earlier.”
charity shop set alight
We often see donations left in the porches of our local charity shops, despite the shops having notices asking people not to leave donations out of hours.

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5 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Janet  |  September 28, 2017 at 7:53 am

    It is a shame that such a sensless act caused so much damage. There is a lot of crime now in Abingdon. Lots of people have reported that they have had their bicycles stolen. I went to Drayton Dump yesterday and it was packed out. They are going to start charging £1.50 per D.I.Y. item from the 1st October. This will cause fly tipping. A man from Didcot was fined for fly tipping asbestos waste off Mill Road in Abingdon.

  • 2. Scarecrow  |  September 28, 2017 at 10:25 am

    A justgiving page has been set-up at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/acacia-abingdon

  • 3. QM  |  September 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    It’s only really going to affect large scale DIY and ideally the contractor carrying out the work should be taking away your waste, something you need to agree form the outset of any work being done (& checking they have waste licence). Up to three items of DIY waste will be accepted free of charge each month. Each
    additional item will be charged at £1, up to a maximum of ten items, eg.(13 items in total per month). Therefore the total would be £10.
    https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/sites/default/files/folders/documents/environmentandplanning/wasteandrecycling/householdwaste/ChargingschemeforlargeDIYwaste.pdf

  • 4. Su  |  September 29, 2017 at 7:44 am

    QM The scheme you reference is being replaced on October 1st. Thereafter non-household waste will be charged at £1.50 per item: https://m.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/charges-non-household-waste

  • 5. Deedee  |  September 29, 2017 at 8:22 am

    On the subject of fly tipping I’ve been watching the pile of rubbish the two chaps in barges moored along wilsham road get bigger and bigger, old bikes, sinks, timber, palest, it’s a disgrace and not a good example of Abingdon if you arrive by river, come on Council get rid !

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