I couldn’t believe it when I heard about the toddler whose grandmother was fined because the 18th month old little girl dropped two crisps on a pavement in Crawley, West Sussex. Passers by were quite amused by the whole incident and looked on in stunned amazement as the child’s grandmother was approached by two council litter wardens carrying clipboards. One of them informed her that she would be fined for littering and handed her a notice. The grandmother (who was waiting for a bus with the little girl and her mother when the incident happened), asked the wardens what litter they were talking about as it was only a couple of crisps that a toddler had dropped. On reading the notice she was shocked to see that she had been fined £80! She appealed against the fine which the council decided to waive due to the extraordinary circumstances involved! I can understand how we all need to do our bit to keep Britain tidy but this sounds like bureaucracy gone mad!