Poppy ban at remembrance service


Councillors in the Black Country are to fight a health and safety ban on plans for a poppy shower at a Remembrance Day service.
Sandwell Council had planned to drop the poppies from the roof of West Bromwich Town Hall at the service on 14 November.

But fire inspectors say the paper poppies could constitute a fire hazard and the shower should be cancelled.

The council says it will do all it can to reinstate the tradition.

'Strange decision'

Keith Davies, the council's cabinet member for community, neighbourhood services and safety, said: "I will be pursuing this to see where they're coming from and I'm going to see the actual problem area.

"Even if it means I've got to do it myself and take a fire extinguisher, I'm determined it's going to go ahead.
"Poppies will be falling on 14 November."
Well done Keith. Just hope the other Labour councillors don't stop you :D
Send the fire inspectors to al amarah for a few days... after that some paper flowers won't seem too dangerouse after all!!

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