More health and safety Bollocks. But at least someone has stood up to them.
A council which cut down washing lines, took away residents' doormats and removed children's bicycles for “health and safety” reasons has halted the operation after being confronted with a mass protest led by a nun.
Rules are Rules. But I wonder if the paragraph below highlights the real reason.
The Irish-born nun, who lives in the area, added: “To focus on this ridiculous thing about washing lines and doormats is quite stupid when there is anti-social yob behaviour they should be dealing with. If they don't want us hanging out our washing in view of Canary Wharf then they should buy us all tumble-dryers.”
And what on earth is “Tenancy Enforcement Work” supposed to mean?
The organisation, which acts as the housing arm of the local authority, said the aim was to “carry out tenancy enforcement work, including the removal of washing lines, bikes and other obstructions as a landlord to keep residents safe”.
I’m sure the residents appreciate all their hard work.