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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prats of The Week - Peak District National Trust and Derbyshire County Council

Prats of The WeekDo you remember loyal readers, way back in August 2010, that I awarded Peak District National Trust and Derbyshire County Council my prestigious "Prats of The Week" Award for their daft plans to replace stepping stones (used for centuries by ramblers on the River Dove) with limestone sh*te?

Well my old muckers, it seems that I have to make the same award again to the very same people, Peak District National Trust and Derbyshire County Council!

For why?

Heavy rains have pushed three of the new limestone block over (quel surprise and well predicted by Microdave). In fact, the increased height of the limestone blocks has caused debris to build up and restricted the flow of water; thus causing a rise in river levels, and for the river to break its banks.

Can you guess what has happened now children?

Yes, that's right, the area is now closed to the public on health and safety grounds.

Peak District National Trust and Derbyshire County Council, well deserving Prats of The Week!

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  1. Ken,

    Again, a well deserving recipient for the internationally renowned award.

    It does seem that all too often, the award goes to silly councils. I wonder what this says about the quality of our nations councils?

    Just laugh at Hi-Viz.

  2. Saw that in various reports last year, shame really as I use to frequently walk on those stones in my early childhood. Now and again someone slipped in which was a laugh but no-one got in a panic about it and the idea of sueing never crossed anybodys mind.

    What is to be done with a combination of public bodies that take over the running of a public monument, screw it up (predictably) and then have to close it to us to cover up their own misdeeds?

    Can I swear on this blog?

  3. Lord of Atlantis3:30 PM

    A very well deserved award! In my view, it's those running our local councils, who should be banned on health and safety grounds!

    Tonk: in answer to your question, I would respectfully suggest that the quality of very many of our nation's councils leaves a great deal to be desired!

    banned: I have been camping myself, and fallen into the occasional stream. It never occurred to me to sue someone for this indignity: on the contrary, I laughed at my misfortune along with my friends who were there at the time, and laughed at them when it was their turn to suffer such a mishap!

  4. So, could you replace said limestone stepping stones with, oh, these council bozos and have people cross the river by stepping on them?

  5. Area closed? What about a mass trespass?