A council has joined a scheme allowing youngsters to take refuge in the town hall when they feel in danger.From what...?
Asteroids? Marauding vikings? The Blob?
Oh, wait. This is 'other kids', isn't it?
Lewisham Council staff will be trained by police and London Citizens to protect scared youths. This could involve locking up the building or moving the vulnerable person to a safer area.It's come to this? Municipal buildings are turning themselves into medieval fortresses now?
Will all future council buildings need a moat and drawbridge before they get planning permission?
After discussions with youngsters in the borough they decided the town hall was a vital refuge point because so many buses converge on Catford town centre and some schoolchildren expressed feeling vulnerable at peak-travel times.How about increasing the presence during those times of people we pay to stop this sort of disorder? 'Policemen', I think they are called.
...Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock, said: “I’m immensely proud Lewisham is the first local authority to open it’s doors to young people, at a time when they may be in great need.You have very strange priorities, Steve...
"By working together, to support and protect one another, we show others we are a community that cares. "
Now, me, if I needed to open the Town Hall to children running from gangs, I'd see that as a sign that law and order had completely broken down in my 'community'. Not be proud of the fact.