Council staff are being spat at, racially abused and attacked while delivering essential services amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Local Government Association (LGA) has said.
A Southend community support officer, who was enforcing the government’s social distancing guidelines, is said to be the latest victim in a series of incidents after a cyclist rode into him, breaking the officer’s leg on Thursday.Maybe they'll actually do something about cyclists now.
Many's the time I've walked down Southend High St to see the blue uniforms all in a huddle chatting, while completely ignoring the cyclists swerving around them.
The increase of abuse comes as some councils across the UK have scaled back on certain services – including reducing bin collections, and shutting recycling centres.And then the council moans that fly tipping is increasing...
H/T: Fahrenheit211 via Gab