Safety row threatens poppy parade

#1
I saw this little article regarding Safety row threatens poppy parade .
For more than 80 years the town has shown its respect for those who died in wars with a march around the streets to a local church.

But this year they have been told to amend their route, something the local British Legion say will reduce it to a "short walk" and a "farce". LINK

This is so sad that poppy parade will be cancelled because the council has also asked the Legion to change the format and have the wreath-laying ceremony before the church service.
 
#2
"What they are saying is that under health and safety regulations, because it is a public event they would have to put closures on the surrounding roadways."

What a croc of poo.

Its a case of someone misunderstanding the role of H&S.

Yes they may have to put closures but they are only short term.

Just do like every other town in this country pause the traffic for the short time it will take.
 

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#3
levi said:
I saw this little article regarding Safety row threatens poppy parade .
For more than 80 years the town has shown its respect for those who died in wars with a march around the streets to a local church.

But this year they have been told to amend their route, something the local British Legion say will reduce it to a "short walk" and a "farce". LINK

This is so sad that poppy parade will be cancelled because the council has also asked the Legion to change the format and have the wreath-laying ceremony before the church service.

Hello Chubb. Back so soon?
 
#4
waitout said:
"What they are saying is that under health and safety regulations, because it is a public event they would have to put closures on the surrounding roadways."

What a croc of poo.

Its a case of someone misunderstanding the role of H&S.

Yes they may have to put closures but they are only short term.

Just do like every other town in this country pause the traffic for the short time it will take.
This is disgusting the council should repsect the british legion like they have for the last 80 years .
 
#5
This tedious topic comes up every year. It's got feck all to do with H&S and everything to do with penny-pinching risk averse councils with no understanding whatsoever of what the law actually requires.

Last year it was all about increased costs of policing these parades now it seems to be about increasing costs (and dare I say it a few minutes inconvenience) of road closures

If someone can show me the H&S law that says roads must be closed for public events then please do.

I recall several years ago coming through my village at about five to three on Remembrance Sunday having forgotten that the British Legion marches up through the village to the church for a 1500 service. Cars were being stopped. I stopped my engine, got out and stood by the side of the road. I was the only one who bothered. The chav behind me was even revving his engine till a Policeman walked over to him. I bet the council doesn't want to inconvenience its Sunday shoppers....
 
#6
do it anyway police will turn up mob handed but not likely to try batoning war veterans are they.
thats what the edm hippys do :x
 
#7
Welsh television news had the bloke from HSE Wales on this afternoon.
He was interviewed because he wanted to say categorically that it was nothing to do with the HSE and it was purely down to the local council
 
#8
I find it wonderfully ironic that a parade may have to be cancelled, for 'H&S Reasons', that is to remember men who died in the most appalling and dangerous conditions known to man. We'll never forget them, unless I'm likely to stub my toe then they can fcuk right off.
 
#12
These blokes charged through fields filled with Bombs Bullets and Baddies for us. We can't even walk down a tarmac street in an orderly fashion anymore without "Serious risk."

Its a good job the Russians aren't in the mood to invade us these days... The hair gel generation would bottle it at the beaches.
 
#15
Domovoy said:
Closet_Jibber said:
Its a good job the Russians aren't in the mood to invade us these days... .
:? I thought it was Germans both Brits and Russians were fighting against... Well I never!... :D
As in no more cold war where we need to have teenagers with big sidies and Taches to hold back the threat from the east.

Mind you I suppose watch this space is in order on this subject. :D
 
#16
Markintime said:
jarrod248 said:
I've no idea now which one of the two new posters is Chubb or is it both of them?

Edited to add where is Flashy?
Flasheart has already identified Cala as Chubb, other one seems in same mode too, maybe it's clusterfcuk?
Both are Chubb.

Its obviously able to multi-task now. :roll:

Hopefully with all this simultaneous activity, she'll forget to breath.
 
#17
jarrod248 said:
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
Markintime said:
jarrod248 said:
I've no idea now which one of the two new posters is Chubb or is it both of them?

Edited to add where is Flashy?
Flasheart has already identified Cala as Chubb, other one seems in same mode too, maybe it's clusterfcuk?
Both are Chubb.

Its obviously able to multi-task now. :roll:

Hopefully with all this simultaneous activity, she'll forget to breath.
It's great we used to think spackers couldn't learn and were termed people with 'Learning difficulties' does this then mean that they can learn?
Is it a mutant or are all spackers learning? Do we ned to be afraid or just hunt them all down.
It's an evolutionary thing, give her another 1,000 years and she'll be able to tie her shoelace without writing a touchy feely blog about it.
 
#18
Domovoy said:
"A nation that forgets its past has no future." (W.Ch.) -- now, that is a real H&S concern!
Lets hope the council will have a re think and let the poppy parade go ahead
 
#20
The-Lord-Flasheart said:
levi said:
Domovoy said:
"A nation that forgets its past has no future." (W.Ch.) -- now, that is a real H&S concern!
Lets hope the council will have a re think and let the poppy parade go ahead
Lets hope they remove your medication, Chubb.
Having just completed a thorough risk assessment I conclude that this forum cannot operate with an unconstrained chubb presence. I'm afraid it'll have to be temporarily closed for decontamination by a specialist chubb removal firm.
 

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