It has been a while since I have awarded my prestigious, and much sought after, "Prats of The Week" Award. The time is now right to make another award.
This week it goes to my old friends at Croydon Council (I seem to recall awarding them this a while ago, once in August and once in June, something of a hat trick now).
Anyhoo, what have they been up to this time I hear you ask.
Well they have created an online site that is truly barking mad, and a complete waste of money.
The venerable citizens of my fine borough can now report a barking dog to the council online, yes that's right, online!
Just pop along to the special website (Report a Barking Dog), click on the location of the dog by entering co-ordinates or using the map, and Bob's your uncle!
You then have a number of pages to fill in; where you can attach pictures, log barking times etc etc.
A snoop's paradise!
Needless to say, I can guarantee that nothing of any consequence will happen. After all, will not the annoying mutt simply have moved on by the time the dog barking patrol arrives?
I would also venture to suggest that this is a very nice entree for the council to start other online "report your neighbour" sites eg; noisy neighbours, arguing neighbours, smelly neighbours the list is endless.
Nanny wants to encourage us all to start reporting on each other, a very dangerous road to travel.
Croydon Council, well deserving Prats of The Week
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