All the coverage of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton has reminded me of one of the more unusual sales that we made on behalf of Sussex Police via Bumblebee Auctions.
In September last year they put 500 metres of metal crash barriers and fencing (weighing in at between seven and eight tons) up for sale.
I couldn't help but wonder if perhaps they were kncking out the old lot because they had bought a new set of barriers for the conference season and if the money that they got was insignificant compared to the advantage of having the buyer turn up and take it all away.
They got two bids and it went for �244 which is under fifty pence a metre. I don't know much about scrap or second hand barriers but it sounds like a bargain to me.