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Lazarus and the Gimp
29-01-2007, 19:21:20
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=35037&in_page_id=2


Cyclists, parents with prams and wheelchair users face a public flogging if they go into a popular resort.

They all could be prosecuted under an ancient by-law, which councillors have refused to lift.

The ban on wheeled vehicles in The Links in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, dates back to 1899. Offenders can escape the flogging if they pay a 2 fine.

All 24 Conservative councillors on North Tyneside Council voted to keep the law to thwart plans for a skateboard park.

Tory councillor Michael Mcintyre said: 'The by-laws are there to protect the area.'

King_Ghidra
30-01-2007, 09:39:16
i would build the skate park anyway and call their bluff, i'm baffled as to why it made a difference

MOBIUS
30-01-2007, 09:41:07
Cos they're a bunch of dinosaurs...:rolleyes:

King_Ghidra
30-01-2007, 10:06:19
no i mean i'm baffled as to why whoever was developing this skatepark would be prevented from doing so by the threat that users of it would be prosecuted with an unenforcable law

and unless i'm much mistaken, rather than using this paper tiger technique, couldn't the councillors have just denied the planning application on some other grounds (e.g. preserving this particiular bit of land)? why bring weird laws into it at all?

Funko
30-01-2007, 10:08:47
Build the 2 fine into the admission charge.

I bet the same Tory councillors will be the ones up in arms when the kids who are bored shitless with nothing to do, start hanging around the streets wearing hoodies or something!

MOBIUS
30-01-2007, 10:19:13
Exactly!

Resource Consumer
30-01-2007, 12:01:53
let Cameron take his bike there

Drekkus
30-01-2007, 12:38:08
The other day a really wet thwart spoiled my pants.

mr_G
30-01-2007, 12:42:58
ahhhh ging er een lepeltje jus mee?

MOBIUS
30-01-2007, 12:52:23
Originally posted by Drekkus
The other day a really wet thwart spoiled my pants.

Does that mean you were thwarted?