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Watford UK Parents Banned from Public PlayGrounds Until 'Checked' Says Local Mayor

[Editor's Note: The policy of isolating the parent from the child and replace the STATE as the "parent" is not simply inexplicable "crazy" ideas emanating from local overzealous bureaucrats who have taken child "protection" to an extreme. No, these are polices that are being dictated from ABOVE to local political prostitutes who are instructed to install them and gauge the public's reaction. The way to stop the advancement of the New World Order nanny state is to take DIRECT actions against those local minions who are installing the agenda and following Big Brother directives. In this case, the bordello madame is Council Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and she is due for re-election in 2010.

Dorothy Thornhill, who said that she was "merely enforcing government policy at the play areas", and the other political whores, who are responsible for the decision to requite a security background "check" of parents before they are ALLOWED to stay close to their children and supervise their activities on a PUBLIC playground, need to be removed from office by organizing a vigorous backlash campaign and replace said madame and fellow council whores, with an individual who truly cares about Watford's children, as well as the integrity and preemption of the nuclear family unit against all and sundry assaults by government bureaucrats and NWO sell-outs. Or to paraphrase a TV public service announcement of decades long passed: : "Only YOU can prevent the NWO takeover"..Ken Adachi]
October 28, 2009

Watford UK Parents Banned from Public PlayGrounds Until 'Checked' Says Local Mayor (Oct. 28, 2009)

Parents banned from watching their children in playgrounds... in case they are paedophiles

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 2:39 PM on 28th October 2009

A council has banned parents from supervising their children in public playgrounds until they have undergone criminal record checks.

Adults have been excluded from two adventure play areas in Watford, apart from a handful of council-vetted 'play rangers' who will assist youngsters, it emerged today.

Parents will be forced to watch their children from outside the perimeter fence.

Watford Borough Council claims it is just following Government guidelines and cannot allow adults to walk around playgrounds 'unchecked'.

But parents are furious that they are all being labelled 'potential paedophiles' and branded the ban 'a joke'.

Mother-of-five Marcella Bergin, 35, said she was disgusted when she heard she would not be allowed to stay in the park with her children.

Jenny Abbasi, 41, with her children Aliyah, six, Tameena, five months, and Kareem, two outside Harwoods Adventure Playground in Watford where parents have been banned from watching their children at play because they may not have been vetted by police

Mrs Bergin, from Watford, has been visiting one of the playgrounds affected with her three eldest children for many years.

She said: When I heard about what they were planning to do my jaw just dropped.

'It's like they are branding all parents potential paedophiles which is disgraceful - 99 per cent of people are great parents and certainly not child abusers.

'The whole thing is just a joke and I will certainly not be adhering to the new rules which frankly are crazy.'

Retired youth worker Mo Mills, 62, said she was stunned to learn she could not watch her five year-old granddaughter play in the park.

Mrs Mills, who has six grandchildren, said: 'This place is for the public and what the council have decided to do is totally out of proportion.


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'I understand the need to keep kids safe but this is just a step too far - not everybody is a paedophile and even if they were parents are best placed to protect their own kids.

'This is typical of the nanny state and I am furious - the council should hang their head in shame at this political correctness gone mad.'

The rules were imposed at Harwoods and Harebreaks adventure recreation grounds in Watford from this week.

Activities on the half-acre sites include a skateboard half-pipe, a zip line, rope swings, den building, arts and crafts, plus a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports activities.

Play rangers currently patrol both parks - which are specifically for children aged five to 15 - and are fully qualified and CRB checked council staff.

Parents already have to 'register' their child on arrival at the free playgrounds so staff have their contact details in the event of an accident.

But now only those who have been selected for CRB vetting by the council can enter the sites, which are surrounded by six foot high steel and wooden fences

Watford Borough Council told dozens of mothers and fathers they are longer welcome at the two locked down play areas because they have not been vetted

Claude Knights, the founder of children's charity Kidscape, said the council were 'using a sledgehammer to crack nuts'.

She said: 'They are encouraging a climate where parents and children are rendered suspicious without any proof of wrong doing or guilt.

'Caring parents should not be viewed as a threat and if you are a bona fide parent or carer you are in a better position to look after your children than council staff.'

A council notice to parents explains that: 'Safeguarding the children and young people who use the site is one of our top priorities.

'Due to Ofsted [Office of Standards in Education] regulations we have a responsibility to ensure that every authorised adult who enters our site is properly vetted and given a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check by Watford Borough Council.'

Council Mayor Dorothy Thornhill said they are merely enforcing government policy at the play areas, in Vicarage Road and Leggatts Way.

She said: 'Sadly, in today's climate, you can't have adults walking around unchecked in a children's playground and the adventure playground is not a meeting place for adults.

'We have reviewed our procedures, so although previously some parents have stayed with their children at the discretion of our play workers, this is not something we can continue to do."

'There are other places in the town for parents with small children to go.'

But Ofsted said they did not stand by a decision by Watford Borough Council to ban parents from two adventure playgrounds.

A spokeswoman said it was a legal requirement to have people working with children CRB checked but it was not necessary to have all adults on the premises checked.

She said: 'Ofsted would never seek to prevent parents and carers having access to their own children.

'We would not insist that each parent must have a member of staff with them at all times.

'Many settings operate very well with parents and carers present, and indeed this can be an important part of young children settling somewhere new.'

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