A word of advice to all you folks out there; go, get yourself a torch because we are entering The Age of Darkness. For real.
Where I live, we will be in darkness as the council has decided to turn all the road lights off ‘except the essential ones at junctions and roundabouts’.
So we can all creep up the road in the dark can’t we?
One local lady complained about the lack of lighting down her street, and guess what?
She was told to get herself a TORCH!
There you are nothing to worry about is there? No good if we do as you, me and the rest of the populace can jolly well look after ourselves.
It seems that in some parts of the country, the police won’t go out in the dark as it is too dangerous; and there we were thinking the police are employed to protect us. Afraid not, it seems that our coppers can’t face the darkness; in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, officers will not patrol a playground plagued by teenage hoodlums.
“A senior officer told stunned councilors there would be no patrols after 8pm at newly-built
in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, for health and safety reasons.” Waterlees Park
The Inspector said his staff couldn’t go into the Park at night as …get this, ‘They can’t see where they’re going”
Understandably the council was stunned by this pearl of wisdom, and one council chappie asked” Don’t they carry torches?’
NO, that’s what the rest of us have to do, Councilor and the police are going to stay indoors with all the lights on.
police did say that if a crime was committed they would turn out and ‘take appropriate action.’ So that’s all right then, don’t you worry none. Cambridge
But get a torch – a stonking great big one, you’ll going to need it.
Source/Mail Online Monday, Jan 31 2011