They have banned children from playing in paddling pools in their flats.
Yes, that's right, fire risk!
The housing association said the pools might get in the way of fire engines arriving to tackle a blaze.
Errmm...it's a paddling pool..ie a flimsy, plastic, inflatable object that a several tonne truck could drive around, or indeed drive over!
Oh, hang on a minute, wouldn't it also contain some water?
Isn't water used to put out fires?
For good measure, the kids who live there are not allowed to skate, or play ball games either.
One wonders why so many kids hang around the streets looking bored out of their brains!
Graham Hart, a senior officer at nearby Hornchurch fire station, was not that impressed with the ban. Fire engines are rarely driven onto grassy areas, and he noted that the pools with water could "come in handy".
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