Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Disobedience on the Park.


It was noticed that during the hotter days of this summer, certain irresponsible groups of young people were flagrantly disregarding this important notice. Disposable Barbecue’s bought at Sainsbury’s were being blatantly lit and sausages cooked, whilst alcohol was consumed. Clearly there is a great danger of scorching the short grass and the possibility of burning the odd finger. Grass that would take days to recover! On a stroll across the park after a particularly busy weekend I counted at least five one foot square areas of blackened grass. Disgraceful! I trust that next summer the Council will employ a permanent guard armed with a fire extinguisher. Rather oddly several well attended, and jolly good, music festivals took place on the park this Summer leaving their own temporary scars, but this was okay as it was controlled. I wonder if they ever stop to wonder why so many of us turn to drink, or leave these shores for pastures new in the free World over the Channel.

10 comments:

Ron Combo said...

I did both, turned to drink then left those shores. Thoroughly recommended.

Artist's Muse said...

Yep. I've turned to the Gin.

Diplomate said...

And stop stapling nonsense to the poor trees !

Peter Ashley said...

Stupid twats. And I'm very pleased they're really struggling to get that bridge down over Braunstone Gate.

Phil said...

The same jobsworth was unable to resist putting two copies of the notice in the wooden cabinet at the Queens Road end. The location of the notices suggests that they are targeted at students.

When they went up, I checked the City Council web site etc for any official information, but failed to turn anything up.

Toby Savage said...

It's okay Phil. Nobody takes a scrap of notice anyway. Though thinking about it there are very few students around in the summer, hence the improved parking situation. Hopefully it's just normal folk like us who stick two fingers up to pointless authority, sit back and enjoy our sausages! Thanks for your comment.

Affer said...

I'd rather have a few scorch marks from a barbie than the remains of an Alsatian's digestive processes.....BAN DOGS - not burgers!!!

Diplomate said...

Affer - Parker's Piece Cambridge July '79. 40 over game, 1/2 time tea break, shattered after 6 overs of medium/fast - nice coupla wickets, very pleased with myself, sunshine, cup of Earl Grey, scones etc. Lie back on the grass for a stretch and plant the back of my head in fairly fresh one - ruined my day !

Toby Savage said...

Diplo - I feel sick. I can imagine the smell. Well done on the wickets front.

Affer said...

Err....Diplo, your hair: did it grow more or less after the treatment? I mean, are we on to a treatment here for the folically challenged?