No-drinking signs to be put up at park after successful campaign by concerned parents

No-drinking signs to be put up at park after successful campaign by concerned parents

No-drinking signs to be put up at park after successful campaign by concerned parents

First published in News

Councillors and campaigners have welcomed the announcement that no drinking signs will finally go up in a park next month.

A group of mums, spearheaded by Louissa Freeman, launched a petition last April calling for action to move on nuisance drinkers after her 12-year-old daughter Leah was offered alcohol by two men at Witham Town Park.

During a Witham Town Council meeting on Monday night, PC Caroline Marsay revealed no drinking signs would go up at the park during a day of action on April 11.

See the Witham Times for the full story

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8:40am Sun 9 Mar 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Why has it taken a concerted campaign by all these good people; and the best part of a year of ‘Council Bureaucracy’ to get this very simple matter dealt with?

Was there really no-one within the ‘halls of power’ who might have had the authority and wisdom to have been able to have said “This obviously needs doing” and simply signed off a minor works order to procure and install the signs without it dragging on for so long?

I wonder how many civil service working hours were expended on this little project and how much it finally cost the taxpayer.

I’m half minded to submit a FOI request to establish the facts but I fear that that would only very likely only incur even more expenditure as a committee would doubt be set up to extract, collate, and weasel word the ultimate response.

If anything I reckon that the ‘News’ in this article should not be the advent of the signs themselves but the fact that it has taken so long (and so much?) to produce them.

If it wasn’t so sad it would be laughable!
Why has it taken a concerted campaign by all these good people; and the best part of a year of ‘Council Bureaucracy’ to get this very simple matter dealt with? Was there really no-one within the ‘halls of power’ who might have had the authority and wisdom to have been able to have said “This obviously needs doing” and simply signed off a minor works order to procure and install the signs without it dragging on for so long? I wonder how many civil service working hours were expended on this little project and how much it finally cost the taxpayer. I’m half minded to submit a FOI request to establish the facts but I fear that that would only very likely only incur even more expenditure as a committee would doubt be set up to extract, collate, and weasel word the ultimate response. If anything I reckon that the ‘News’ in this article should not be the advent of the signs themselves but the fact that it has taken so long (and so much?) to produce them. If it wasn’t so sad it would be laughable! OMPITA [Intl]
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7:28am Mon 10 Mar 14

Bhudeeka says...

does that mean we can look forward to another vile poster campaign like the dog muck one - perhaps vomit spewing out of someone moutn to get point across as it seems no one can understand messages without such vile things
does that mean we can look forward to another vile poster campaign like the dog muck one - perhaps vomit spewing out of someone moutn to get point across as it seems no one can understand messages without such vile things Bhudeeka
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8:30am Mon 10 Mar 14

The Stinker Returns says...

No drinking? What, not even water?
No drinking? What, not even water? The Stinker Returns
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