A small water feature funded by a sheltered housing residents’ bingo winnings is the second in the city which could be filled in amid fears about...Ickle children falling in?
Joyce Hutson, 77, is leading the charge to protect the feature in Elwyn Jones Court, which was put in by the council about a year ago.
She said: “Everything is getting out of hand with this council. Enough is enough.
“It’s only a little one with water trickling over the side.”Well, quite!
And....wait. Don't councils usually have lots of public fountains? Won't they pose the same risks?
The council said no decisions have been taken and that a report will be produced once risk assessments have been carried out.
It has also said the action only concerns water features in housing schemes and not public fountains.How fortunate. And how ludicrous...
Green Councillor Alexandra Phillips, deputy chairwoman of housing, said: “These legionella concerns are legitimate, and legally the council must make sure residents are safe.
“Officers are looking into the options available if residents would like to keep their water features,”I think you should make the effort. We'll need somewhere to drown you all when we finally come to our senses...
Postscript: When I first saw this story, it had attracted (as you'd expect!) a lot of comment, most of it unfavourable. I uprated a few comments - those slating the council and linking to peer-reviewed reports showing the lack of danger - I liked myself.
Imagine my surprise to find those comments all heavily downgraded when I came back a week or so later to blog it. Not was I the only one to notice:
Of course, it could just be that the ordinary bloke in the street thinks that the council is in the right, and has exercised his option to do so via the local rag's comment approval section.