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calendar   Saturday - March 21, 2009

RIGHT. AS IF YOU NEED YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF NO COMMON SENSE.

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AWARD FOR THE COUNCIL WARDENS who showed so little common sense and totally officious behavior.  If there were truly any justice they’d be sacked not for trying to fine the lady but just for being so eFFin STUPID!

Fortunately the story has a good end and common sense did prevail but no thanks to the idiots who tried to level the on the spot fine.
What kind of standards are used these days to hire ppl who will be in this kind of position?  Oh right.  Lost me’ed there for a moment.

Just another very sad sign of the times I guess. 
Will it ever get any better?

A pensioner vowed to go to prison rather than pay a £75 fine imposed on her for feeding birds in her local park.

By Paul Stokes
Last Updated: 2:11PM GMT 20 Mar 2009

Michelina Roy, 70, was handed the on-the-spot penalty after tossing bread and left-over crumpets down for the pigeons.

Most of the food had already been devoured by more than 20 birds which had landed on the grass when she was approached by two council wardens last week.

Mrs Roy, a retired mill worker, said: “I thought they were joking. I told them I was just feeding the birds. They were very intimidating, they didn’t show me any ID to start with so I didn’t know who they were.

“I would rather go to jail than pay the fine. I am appealing it because I won’t pay it, I can’t pay it, I’m retired and have under £75 a week for my pension. I can’t afford this.”

She moved to the town from Italy 40 years ago and during her retirement has made feeding the birds part of her daily routine.

After her brush with the wardens from Kirklees Council she said she took the remains of the crumpets home with her where she put them in the dustbin.

Mrs Roy added: “I like to give to the birds because I like feeding God’s creatures and I’ve been going to that park for a while with no problems at all, it’s a lovely place to relax.

“Everyone feeds the birds, we used to feed them in Italy but I won’t do it again. If there had been a notice saying we were not allowed then I wouldn’t have done it.

“I’ve never been in trouble before in my life. They ought to be concentrating on the real litter louts. It’s more environmentally friendly for me to give bread to the birds than just chuck it in the bin.”

Her husband Marytyn, 55, a fitter, questioned whether people seen feeding pigeons in Trafalgar Square were guilty of littering.

He said: “How can it be littering the park when all the so-called litter is flying off in the birds’ bellies? I’m very peeved about it.”

A spokesman for Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council said later that the fixed penalty served on Mrs Roy was being withdrawn, but gave no explanation for the decision.

He said: “She will be receiving a letter in the next few days informing her the fine has been cancelled.”

FOR DA BIRDS

Borough Council said later that the fixed penalty served on Mrs Roy was being withdrawn, but gave no explanation for the decision.

We can hope they were embarrassed by the episode and so there was nothing to explain except they have stupid idiots for wardens. But they can’t admit that.  But it really would be kind of them to just openly say sorry that they made a goof and let folks know bird feeding isn’t a crime. Jeez.


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