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Police tell family they’re not allowed in front garden

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LilacTree1 Thu 09-Apr-20 22:15:45

Bloody ridiculous

Video and story here

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Lumene Thu 09-Apr-20 22:22:55

Insane. Total over reach.

Weregoingonanadventure Thu 09-Apr-20 22:25:37

This isnt the officers fault. This has to come down to training. Listen to what police leadership is saying on the news regarding checking trollies and removing any non essentials (even when people are buying them alongside their essentials) etc. When you look at the state of the leadership, you csnt blame the officers. They must be getting told even more ridiculous things than their bosses are saying on TV.

womaninatightspot Thu 09-Apr-20 22:38:35

I don't know if I would say it isn't the officers fault. There's a lot of people who seem to think we should be living in self imposed misery rationing out the plain pasta and tap water.

Whilst it is a truly awful situation there's no reason you can't buy non essentials with your shop, the idea is to minimise visits so when in doubt buy more wine smile Surely we should all be trying to make the best of it. I think this'll encourage people to follow the rules for longer. Playing in the garden with the kids in a good normal thing to do.

HeIenaDove Thu 09-Apr-20 22:45:33

<face palm>

HeIenaDove Thu 09-Apr-20 22:46:32

Someone will be along to tell you its fake news in a minute OP

LilacTree1 Thu 09-Apr-20 22:47:41

Given this is South Yorkshire Police, I’m not sure what I think of any of them.

I do think the government need to clarify everything, urgently, to the police. But increasingly I think the government made a balls up of this. And now they’ve painted themselves into a corner.

I still wonder if Priti Patel is quiet because she’s not happy about it either.

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LilacTree1 Thu 09-Apr-20 22:48:30

Hi Helena 😂

I mentioned you on the main thread btw

Not following you around, I promise!

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DameHannahRelf Thu 09-Apr-20 22:51:51

I hope she was made to go back and apologise.

LizzieSiddal Thu 09-Apr-20 22:55:01

Are South Yorkshire Police the force who phone you up to “check your thinking” re trans issues?

DDIJ Thu 09-Apr-20 22:57:58

I couldn't go in my garden without being within 2 metres of anyone passing by so i would expect the police to stop me. That garden in the video looks like you could remain over 2m from other people.

LilacTree1 Thu 09-Apr-20 22:58:48

Lizzie - no, that was Humberside.

SYP were the ones who thought it was okay to televise the raiding of Cliff Richard’s home when he hadn’t even been notified anything was happening.

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LizzieSiddal Thu 09-Apr-20 23:02:35

Thanks Lilac.

morecoffeerequired Thu 09-Apr-20 23:02:53

Oh. It's you lot.

HeIenaDove Thu 09-Apr-20 23:03:26

@DDIJ There are similar gardens in some streets where i live Where the prefab houses which are still lived in were built after the Second World War..........they have large/long gardens.

LilacTree1 Thu 09-Apr-20 23:03:36

more you speak as if you know me, but I don’t think I do? Hello!

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CherryValanc Thu 09-Apr-20 23:04:45

Maybe they are MNetters. Did the mention anything about cucumbers and milk being non-essential?

Thethiniceofanewday Thu 09-Apr-20 23:06:46

There’s been an apology on twitter for her “well intentioned” but misguided intervention. No admission that her actions were outwith the law.

LilacTree1 Thu 09-Apr-20 23:07:36

Cherry, no and the householder did not say “look, here’s the lube I bought” 😂

He did remain very calm and polite IMHO. I’d have been boiling with rage.

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TerrorWig Thu 09-Apr-20 23:09:34

What's this about removing non-essentials?!

I have a family of five, I did a big shop on Monday and got loads of 'non-essentials' - but if no one buys the easter eggs and the fancy coffee then what happens to it? I bought a couple of packs of yoghurts - not essential, but also perishable. They'd be ruined in a not very long time, surely? I didn't overbuy by the way, but I did spend nearly £150 which is about a two week shop.

HeIenaDove Thu 09-Apr-20 23:11:00

I heard him say he went out to get gas/electric for his key meter.

Meanwhile a fair few second homers have already travelled down to Devon and Cornwall.

Tootletum Thu 09-Apr-20 23:13:04

Sorry but it makes no difference whether the garden is or isn't 2 metres from the street. Its private property and is not covered at all in the legislation.

DDIJ Thu 09-Apr-20 23:16:41

So I can go and deliberately stand within 2 metres of people as long as I remain on my own property?

MrsTerryPratchett Thu 09-Apr-20 23:18:01

Its private property and is not covered at all in the legislation.

I've lived in homes where the sofa isn't 2 metres from the pavement. I have exclusive possession of it, it's not public, I can sit there.

LilacTree1 Thu 09-Apr-20 23:19:30

Terror - see here

Not fake news, ignore the idiots saying that

DDIJ - in a small block of flats, we can’t maintain 2 metres in stairs, lift or corridor. Elderly residents are scared the lifts will be shut. Some common sense has to apply even with social distancing.

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