Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Good Neighbours / Health and Safety gone mad

My local Coffee Shop in Corbridge has struggled for 2 weeks to clear the streets of the snow and ice outside its doors. They should be applauded not being warned that they could be sued. The terrible advice being given out by the Health and Safety executive that if anyone does such clearing they are opening themselves to being sued is so much the wrong idea.
We have got to a stage where the only person "allowed" to do such things is the state

The consequence is that local enterprise, self help, community spirit and neighbourliness is on the decline. This is a disaster.

What I have liked about this deep freeze is the way in which neighbours have rallied to each others cause, helped each other out.
Long may it last, because we are better when we are a community