Tuesday, 18 November 2008

More ‘Joined Up’ Government?

'Traffic signs' with red lines though pictures of beefburgers and skateboards are needed to stop people eating or misbehaving in libraries, councillors have argued.

They said "prompt action" was needed to stamp out anti-social behaviour in libraries in Norfolk.
Another example of the ‘dumbing down’ of our culture…?
The signs would include an image of a "line through a beef burger or a skateboard" to make users understand what was not allowed, under a set of ideas put forward by a Norfolk County Council working party on libraries.

These would bolster a new code of conduct that the councillors thought was necessary, banning "prolonged, loud or offensive phone conversations", "misuse" of computers and the consumption of hot food and drink.
Oooh, Andy Burnham isn’t going to like that! That seems to be just the type of behaviour he wants to encourage


Anonymous said...

Do people really skateboard in libraries? And if they do, will they suddenly stop because of a sign on the wall?

Anonymous said...

They never used to when I used them!

Libraries, that is. Not skateboards.. ;)