Bristol City Council has been criticised for allowing Channel 4 to film violent scenes in a children's play area.I presume we are talking drama here, and not documentary?
One parent contacted the Post to say she was shocked to see two violent scenes being filmed while she was at the park with her three-year-old son.
Olga Gora, who lives in Clifton, said one scene involving a man being badly beaten up was being acted out on a sunny day during the summer holidays.Yes, well, it doesn't always happen after dark in some alley. That’s a feature of modern life, now, Olga.
Sometimes it even happens in crowded Tube stations in rush hour…
The city council said the council's parks team and the Redland and Cotham Amenities Society were happy for filming to take place, letters were issued to residents about the filming times and signs were put up.
But Ms Gora, mother to Adam, believes it was inappropriate for the violent scenes to have been filmed in the park.
She said: "Why does the council allow a drama with violent scenes in it to be filmed in a park? "Because the script calls for it?
"We couldn't use half of the park for several hours – why is a private company being allowed to use half of it on a sunny day in the summer holidays? I will be writing to the council about it.
"Half the play area was taken up, including the swings and everything the children normally play on. "Ah! Right! So the crux of the matter is that the park wasn't fully available to you, as a taxpayer, right?
"It would have been better if they had just closed the whole park. "*throws hands in air* Oh, maybe you just like to complain!?