Lewisham Council spent £1,174.70 texting parents during last month's riots, asking if they knew where their children were.Sometimes, you read something, and then you have to read it again, because you can’t quite believe what you just read…
This is one of those times.
The 21,660 texts were revealed by cabinet member for children and young people Councillor Helen Klier at a meeting on September 22 following a question by Councillor Duwayne Brooks.Oh. Him.
This gets better and better, doesn’t it?
She told him: "We asked that parents check they were satisfied they knew the whereabouts of their children at that turbulent time."*boggle*
Cllr Klier said the texts also informed people of the Summer's Alive programme of activities for youngsters during the school holidays.