And this time it’s intransigent public sector workers meet lovable cultural scamps!
Royal Mail has suspended postal deliveries to a York travellers’ site, following attacks on postmen by roaming dogs.
Ooooooh! *settles in with big bag of popcorn*
Local councillor Mark Warters said: “If the Royal Mail won’t go on/near the site because of the obvious danger to their operatives, what is the council going to do to allow the use of the adjacent public bridleway by members of the public who have not been able to access in safety for many years, due to out of control dogs?”
He said the local authority had a responsibility to ensure the unhindered passage of the public on rights of way, and added that police had also reported a case of criminal damage to the site office.
Stop council officials going out there too. It’s only right, after all. Got to think of their health and safety, and if that means that the camp lives in (even more) squalor and disrepair, well, can’t make an omelette, and all that!
I await developments with interest.
The council’s head of community safety, Jane Mowat, said that in line with usual procedure and following complaints about dog fouling and straying, neighbourhood enforcement officers had issued ten individual ‘Community Protection Notice’ warnings, and there had been additional patrols and additional contact with officers involved in the site management.
“If the warning is not complied with, and depending on the nature and location of the offences, fines can be issued of between £50 and £100 per offence,” she said.
“We continue to advise animal owners on safe and legal tethering.”
Advise them all you like. But what do you plan to do when that advice is ignored?