It’d be novel, wouldn’t it?
Police have said extra security measures must be installed at the entrance to a proposed city-centre development in York, to keep street-drinkers out.
When actually what they will do is keep everyone out.
In its representation to council planners, North Yorkshire Police has raised concerns about the site’s communal garden area becoming “a focal point” for street-drinkers unless controlled access to the flats – involving electronic locks and entry phones – is included.
So it’ll become a ‘communal garden’ that will only be accessible to the people in the flat, causing the problem drinkers to vanish like popped soap bubbles, I presume?
Oh, no, wait, they’ll just go elsewhere, won’t they?
The force said the site’s tunnel entrance could also cause crime and antisocial behaviour problems.
No, it won’t ‘cause’ them! It’ll provide a place for them to happen in.
If they don’t happen there, they’ll happen somewhere else, and you’ll still be expected to do what you’re paid to do!