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TheFatControlleR
18-11-09, 06:38 PM
... it's littering!


A mother who was fined for feeding the ducks with her young son in the park will not now have to pay the charge.

Vanessa Kelly was in Smethwick Hall Park, in Smethwick, West Midlands, when she was approached by a warden and given a 75 on-the-spot littering fine.

The warden then told Ms Kelly her son could continue to feed the ducks as he was too young to be fined.

Sandwell Council, which at first defended the action, said it was now taking a "commonsense" approach.

BBC News (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/8366850.stm)

... was now taking a 'commonsense' approach? FFS! :rolleyes:

Eric Welthorpe
18-11-09, 06:57 PM
I despair, I really do.

Jim Moriarty
18-11-09, 07:08 PM
I despair, I really do.

You're not alone, I'm sure.

TheFatControlleR
18-11-09, 07:53 PM
I know. My little lad loves going down to feed the ducks, etc., in our local park - particularly in the winter months.

Thankfully (so far) our council hasn't instigated such a ridiculous policy. I'm sure he'd be quite upset if they did. :cool:

huwevans
18-11-09, 08:28 PM
... was now taking a 'commonsense' approach? FFS! :rolleyes:

Yeah, well, that's Smethwick for you! Don't go there. I mean, really - DON'T GO THERE! ;-)

TheFatControlleR
18-11-09, 09:03 PM
I've no intention, believe me. ;)

lisadb
18-11-09, 10:34 PM
That's not on - you've got to stuff 'em. Soon be Christmas you know. ;) Lisa.

Jim Moriarty
19-11-09, 02:06 PM
I know. My little lad loves going down to feed the ducks, etc., in our local park - particularly in the winter months.

Thankfully (so far) our council hasn't instigated such a ridiculous policy. I'm sure he'd be quite upset if they did. :cool:

Looks a bit nippy there!

TheFatControlleR
19-11-09, 02:49 PM
It was a bit, January this year IIRC.

Paddysnapper
21-11-09, 01:13 PM
Yet another to join my 100,000 reasons I don't live in the UK anymore:rolleyes:

spinno
22-11-09, 08:35 PM
Of course we all know never to feed ducks bread as it is bad for them...please feed them the corn and seed which is good for them...........odd bit of orange or plum helps too.....:D

Mike Lowe
15-01-10, 10:00 AM
I despair, I really do.

This