Thursday, 7 March 2013
Dog House Blog, Less Po-Po More Pom-Pom!
After yesterdays’ post with regards to those cool toys from Playmobil we think the whole Toy-Town concept has gone to our polices’ heads. Police officers spent hours hanging knitted pom-poms from trees in a bizarre bid to reduce the fear of crime in Leicester. Rather than going after criminals the local constabulary felt that a little tree art was more appropriate. We were surprised our Health & Safety spoilsports allowed them to climb the ladders. Residents around Bede Park in Leicester say they want more street lighting and CCTV cameras after a survey found people living there felt more at risk than anywhere else in the city. What they got were a load of fluffy balls to make them smile and supposedly induce feelings of security. But locals dubbed it the worst crime fighting idea ever. I was really worried about this countrys’ rapid descent into lawlessness but now I've seen these fluffy pom-poms I am secure in the knowledge that we are tough on crime. Maybe they have been trying to catch a cat burglar in the area? Gives a whole new meaning to ‘The Policemans’ Ball’! Leicestershire Police said guerrilla knitting is one of a number of ideas that is being looked at to reduce the fear of crime in the area. Go grab a guerilla and get your knitting needles out folks and remember let’s be safe out there.