Saturday, May 14, 2005

Neighbourhood Watch

This week The Councillor attended a full council meeting. This comprised:

  • A Planning meeting
  • A Finance & General Purpose Meeting
  • and the Parish Council Meeting

The parish meeting was of particular interest. The local coordinator for Neighbourhood Watch came to give the Council his review.
"Crime has been low. In The Enclave there has been but a single burglary, and several incidents of theft from vehicles in the last year. No crime has been reported at all in the last six months. Bayshore Drive has not been as lucky with several burgalries from houses, where doors had been left unsecured."

All of this he recited from memory, whilst delving through a pile of papers and and seraching through his box of bits.
"I'd typed all of this up in order to give to the Clerk"

But he couldn't find the report. The Councillor, soto voce, suggested that it might have been stolen. This caused a degree of mirth... but the chap just continued and bumbled his way through several further items culminating in the display of an illuminated house sign. This caused a degree of interest as houses in The Enclave do not have house numbers, only names - people often find it difficult to find a particular house.
"The sign comes on at dusk and switches off at dawn. Let me show you"

He proceeded to switch off the lights, and close the doors.
Nothing happened.
He then bent double and thrust the sign under the table.
"There, see." he said.

Moving along between each of the councillors he thrust the sign under the table... and they say cabaret is dead.

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