Newcastle City Council Offices: It is well known amongst those who fully understand, that 'jobsworth' Council Officers are not enthusiastic about sorting out illegal travellers' sites that are dotted around the neighbourhood.
Now let's see Newcastle City Council go and sort out with enthusiasm and order the dismantling of a children's climbing frame on private land that the resident's daughter has enjoyed for the past three years.
Even though a lady down the road has a similar climbing frame and trampoline in her paddock, nothing is being done about that, because no one has complained.
Officials have said the play area is on land designated for agricultural use which must be protected against 'development'. As a result, the family have been given 21 days to dismantle it.
The couple have been advised by some, to put some towers on it and call their kids to prayer 5 times a day and it will be fine.
Other advice has included writing back to the council to tell them that is has been removed and as the council is full of bone idle people, it will probably take another three years for them to discover the non compliance.
As the couple bought the former schoolmaster's house between Ponteland and Newcastle four years ago and had the climbing frame installed soon afterwards. Some have questioned the sanity of Newcastle City Council.
An ex Teacher of the School has stated;
"I could not believe this. Have Newcastle Council forgotten that this used to be a school and children regularly played in the Paddock? I know because I used to teach there. It was one of the happiest experiences of my teaching career. We used to say that the only vandals were the rabbits which ate our crops (grown in the paddock)
Get real Newcastle Council and spend ratepayers money(not your money) on real problems."
Jobsworths still survive in Newcastle City Council. Obviously someone has so much time on their hands that they have nothing better to do than sit on their behinds wondering who they can pick on next. Typical of Jobsworths, no brains, no common sense, no brains.
That is why Newcastle City Council, have achieved 'Jobsworth achievements citation'.