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    Angry Don't Feed the Ducks...

    ... 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.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/w...ds/8366850.stm
    ... was now taking a 'commonsense' approach? FFS!
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    I despair, I really do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Welthorpe View Post
    I despair, I really do.
    You're not alone, I'm sure.

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    Thumbs down

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFatControlleR View Post
    ... was now taking a 'commonsense' approach? FFS!
    Yeah, well, that's Smethwick for you! Don't go there. I mean, really - DON'T GO THERE! ;-)

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    I've no intention, believe me.
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    That's not on - you've got to stuff 'em. Soon be Christmas you know. Lisa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFatControlleR View Post
    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.
    Looks a bit nippy there!

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    It was a bit, January this year IIRC.
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    Yet another to join my 100,000 reasons I don't live in the UK anymore

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