Residents in Mile End have said a resounding ‘no’ to new play equipment being built on their doorstep over fears it will be a magnet for yobs.Well, that’s fair enough, surely? No-one would want yobs near their homes, would they? The noise, the damage, the lowering of the house value…
At a public meeting in Colchester Rugby Club in Mill Road on Saturday morning, residents from Maximus Drive told councillors installing a play park in their street would effectively wipe thousands off the value of their homes.Ah. I suspect these are Mark Wadsworth’s ‘Home-Ownerists’, rather than just people worried that yobs will spoil their evenings.
Commenters are on the money, though:
No! I am Spartacus says...You’d think so, wouldn’t you?
What kind of policing do we have in this country when we deprive kids of a play park because it may attract idiots.
Surely we should try to ensure they get punished to make it unattractive rather than take the nimby pimby way out.
But maybe this is an unexpected consequence of those house information packs Labour thought it’d be such a great idea to get everyone to complete..?