Wednesday, 26 May 2010

It’s the new Town Square safety!

The Council has cracked down hard on political and religious grouplets who want to put up a table in the Town Square and display their leaflets to passers-by. Since last month campaigners must register at least one week in advance, supply the names of those involved and cough up £60 for insurance because someone sitting behind a stationary table is potentially a major menace to public health.

What isn’t a threat to public safety, of course, are legitimate commercial traders driving through the Town Square in their private cars – like this woman driver forcing her way through the crowds last Friday at 11.30 am.

Waltham Forest – where the term ‘pedestrian zone’ takes on a whole new meaning.