Signs reading ‘NO BALL GAMES’ have oppressed generations of children – but this is about to change.
Haringey council is set to review all signs prohibiting sports like football and basketball as part of a new flab fighting alliance.
Oh, you’ve gotta be kidding me..!
Cllr Peter Morton, chairman of the Haringey Obesity Alliance, said: “We know that the obesity problem in Haringey cannot be solved by any one agency or organisation acting alone, instead it demands close cooperation between partners in health, education, local government, business, the voluntary sector and the wider community.
“Working together I’m sure we will make great progress in reversing the rise of obesity, by encouraging healthier eating, increasing and sustaining people’s participation in sport and leisure activities, and creating a culture that makes positive lifestyle changes easier.”
Look, idiot, the ‘NO BALL GAMES’ signs aren’t put up to force kids to stuff their faces with burgers and fried chicken – they are generally put up on small parks and green spaces or in areas where elderly or vulnerable people live.
Places which are not – by their very nature – designed for sporting activity.
The signs aim to stop nuisance behaviour, not sport. Removing them will do absolutely nothing for the obesity ‘crisis’ and will simply cause more conflict and complaints from residents and parks staff.
God almighty, it’s as if councillors in Haringey are selected purely for their bone-headed incompetence…