As a local Councillor you get many varied requests and there have been a number of occasions were residents have rang up over skips, with no lights on in the road. When I have looked into this matter they also need a license from the Council and at times some operators do not apply for the license. This cheats Wigan Council tax payers of revenue but more important leaves the public and the operator at risk. As if there is an incident were people crash into a skip and there is no license then the operators insurance is invalid and the person injured as a harder time of getting any money for compensation and/ or to repair their car.
There are the majority of operators that go by the rules and this is good news but this is an area were the Council needs to make sure we come down on any rogue operators of Skips and a letter will soon be going out to all operators saying that this kind of action will not be tolerated by the Council.