Goodness me, it seems to have been yonks since I awarded my prestigious and internationally renowned "Prats of The Week" Award. Time, methinks, to make another award.
This week it goes to another one of our "respected" local councils, South Cambridgeshire District Council.
They intend to spend £500K of taxpayers' money on erecting a noise barrier beside a dual carriageway.
To reduce the noise of the traffic for the local residents?
The council received a complaint from a group of 50 travellers about the sound of passing vehicles and abuse from motorists.
The travellers, who oddly enough have set up camp (how can they be called "travellers" if they are staying in one place?) claim that their lives are being made a misery by the constant rumble of traffic, and that they are being victimised by lorry drivers who beep their horns, flash their lights and shout obscenities.
The sound barriers would be installed on the A14 near Milton in Cambridgeshire.
Nick Wright, the councillor responsible for planning, said:
"It's such a noisy place to live. When you go down there it's almost a job just to have a conversation.
Obviously their homes don't have any double glazing or sound proofing."
Aren't there more pressing projects etc that the £500K could be spent on (especially given that we are in a recession)?
Do the "travellers" pay council tax?
Why can't they simply travel elsewhere, to a less noisy site?
South Cambridgeshire District Council, well deserving Prats of The Week.
By the way, South Cambridgeshire District Council, is of course a Tory run council.
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