Taking Care Of Your Area Is No Longer ‘Normal’…

The cafe couple said they wondered whether the woman, who said she was 66 and single, was vulnerable.

They said her behaviour, which included picking up litter a lot of the time and washing council signs in the lay-by, was not normal.


…the woman said she had merely been keen to keep the lay-by clean – saying she had collected 10 bags’ of rubbish, pruned back vegetation and washed the council’s signs.

Asked why she was living in her car in a lay-by, she said it was because she did not want to bother her family members in Shropshire.

She said: “I feel perfectly safe. I’ve been here for about six days.

“Where ever I can get a mooring, that’s where I’m going to live. I’m trying to get in somewhere before Christmas.

“I’m moving. That’s all.

I’m absolutely fine. I’ve never known such a fuss.”

She sounds an eccentric old duck, but then, wasn’t that once something not unknown in England?

For the police, a spokeswoman said an officer had gone to see the woman twice after the cafe couple raised their concerns with the force.

She said: “An officer spoke to the lady at length. Our officer offered to help her find a place to stay but the lady declined our help and said she wishes to stay with her vehicle. She was in good spirits and didn’t present any concerns to the officer.”

So let her be. Not everyone has bought into dependency culture. Thank God.

4 comments for “Taking Care Of Your Area Is No Longer ‘Normal’…

  1. The Jannie
    December 8, 2016 at 10:20 am

    “Not everyone has bought into dependency culture.”

    The main point about this story is that it progressed as it should. The cafe people were concerned and called for help. The police acted properly and found that the lady was well. End of; as it should be. I presume we’ll find that the lady was old enough not to have been indoctrinated into demanding that taxpayers fund her chosen lifestyle.

    • December 8, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Yes, agreed – it went along the lines it should have.

  2. microdave
    December 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    I expect her biggest concern will be the council harassing her for collecting waste without a licence, and working beside the highway without formal “Elf & Safety” training…

    • December 9, 2016 at 12:09 am

      Then there is that sign. The Council have now become aware of a ‘public demand’ for sign-cleaning. It does only take one person to make a complaint and that was complaint enough. That means employing several hundred cleaning staff (and giving them vehicles) to travel the borough with a cloth and bucket.

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