“We’re All In It Together” has become a kind of mantra whilst the Government are slashing costs with the subtle skill of a chainsaw wielding maniac – ill thought out schemes such as the scrapping of Child Benefit to those who earn more that £44,000 a year whereas if you are a couple both on £40,000 a year (and thus a joint income of £80,000, my Maths A level is not wasted) you still are entitled to the benefit, etc etc are now the norm in a weekly announcement of cost cutting from the Coalition always accompanied with the aforementioned diatribe. I see our local Tory Councillor on a regular basis and will remind him of this mantra when I bring up the subject of local council signage in the area as featured here in Bury St Edmonds.
Now, call me an old cynic, but aren’t conkers meant to fall from trees at this time of year? What about the dangerous deluge of acorns? The sycamore seeds spiralling earthwards with all their venom? Soon we will be facing a storm of leaves of Biblical proportions. Shouldn’t St Edmondsbury Council warn against this also and provide safety goggles to combat the full force of Autumn “out of courtesy to visitors?” Health and safety cannot be taken too lightly and it’s a dangerous world out there at this time of year thanks to Dear Old Mother Nature.
What a preposterous load of old chestnuts. Whilst we are all in this together I wonder how many man hours, committees, focus groups and all the rest of it has gone into this ridiculous madness and what fear of compensation has forced a council into this action. It is not only squirrels that gather nuts in the autumn but Town Halls across the land are storing them on a permanent basis. They are all in it together you know.