Official:

Community life is now anti-social.

Villagers have been barred from putting up posters inviting people to charity events because it is "anti-social".

Volunteers in the hamlet of Misterton, Somerset, regularly use the village hall for coffee mornings and jumble sales to raise money for good causes.

Because of the building\’s isolated location they often put notices up around the village to drum up interest for the functions.

However, they were threatened with prosecution after local council officials discovered notices pinned up on a lamp post advertising a children\’s charity bingo.

The town hall claimed that the organisers were flyposting, which was against the law and punishable by a £75 fine.

The council told Paul Bradly, the treasurer of the village hall committee who wrote to complain, that it had a duty to "enforce legislation in regards to anti-social behaviour".

My order for lengths of the best hempen will need to be increased again I see.

3 comments on “Official:

  1. And why would the council in Taunton – and for the residents of Miserton that might as well be on Mars – be better able to define what is anti-social than the treasurer of the village hall committee?

  2. What they probably mean is that its not under the council’s control (and as we all know, it is the council which defines the community- communities are merely functions of the state).

  3. There’s no way we’re going to be able to hang the lot of ’em. I think we’re going to have to come up with something like the Monty Python sketch where John Cleese is bidding on a contract to build a block of flats.

    “The [bureaucrats] arrive here and are carried along the corridor on a conveyor belt in extreme comfort, past murals depicting Mediterranean scenes, towards the rotating knives. The last twenty feet of the corridor are heavily soundproofed. The blood pours down these chutes and the mangled flesh slurps into these…”

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