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I don't believe it!!!
It must be a hoax.
H&S and all that that entails will still need to be in place. They haven't sidestepped that.
What they have done is to circumvent a load of red tape.
Permission for the party, was granted within 48 hours
Nowhere near enough time for RA/MS's to be evaluated and approved, if indeed any were produced
Quote: Permission for the party, was granted within 48 hours
That the circumvention that I was referring to.
You can write a mission statement on the way there, carry out a risk assessment on the morning and have them approved on the spot by someone with the relevant qualifications.
. . . "Method statement!"
Typical red tape from a lot of power hungry councilors who think they are God. The girl won 2 gold medals for the UK, the council should have suggested a street party in the first place. What muppets they are!
And no doubt they would be called muppets if something had gone wrong and they had acted without due care.....lets spare the odd thought for the poor sods who cant win .....just for a change!!!!!!
I agree, bornstupix.
I was heartened to see that it was the county council who advised them on how to get round the regulations. I love the phrase 'thronging on the highway' - Goons-like daftness and smutty schoolboy humour all rolled into one.
Definitely support people having fun, but I have also been held up for a couple of hours when a main route in Wales was blocked in peak holiday season by a street party (which I suspect had overstepped the area it was supposed to use) and on another occasion I had to drive a long way round a street party for the Queen's jubilee - the people putting up bunting etc gave us a very irritating superior, us and them look, too - which was annoying. If they had been friendly then I wouldn't have been bothered by that one at all! But I do feel in general, someone other than a party goer needs to be responsible for the implications of closing roads!
Commonsense died some years back and there was an obituary printed in the Times.
I do not mourn the passing of the non existant catch all that is labled as "commonsense", if it is the perogative of the masses who make up x factor /big brother/soap opera watchers and the buyers of "red top" newspapers...for me it never existed other than as a way of giving kudos or justification to the users particular personal belief.
Commonsense is all about a collective understanding of what is acceptable and in that respect is the antithesis of 'personal belief'. Without it there is the rulebook and nothing else and we end up with interfering busybodies, overbearing bureaucrats and an officious police force.
Whose collective understanding would that be?
By collective, I reckon Mike means everyone over a long period of time.
Common sense tells us not to walk in the middle of the road, not to eat bad or rotten food, to handle hot items with care, watch where you're putting yer feet, and a myriad of other things every minute of the day, in other words self preservation.
Unfortunately the State has created a situation where we all expect everything to be absolutely safe, and have no need to look after ourselves.
And if we do something stupid it's always someone elses fault if it all goes wrong.
Risk assessment in practice can never cover every possible eventuallity, someone will always do something daft that could not be foreseen.
I suppose it is remotely possible to foresee every eventuality, but it would make life impossible, there would be so many jobsworths, and warning notices everywhere which would become hazards in themselves
We should all be our own risk assessment experts.
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