Monday, 5 May 2014
Reclaiming the Public Realm
4 Police cars with 8 officers were dispatched last night to look for a man who was seen making a possible suicide bid. We worked out that it was me leaning over the cliff in a shabby coat looking for a fox which caused a dog walking couple to make a call. It got me thinking about the cumulative negative effect of acts of authority, eg. vans parked on the promenade, overbearing halogen lamps, OTT Police presence, too many signs, ripped out shelter partions etc etc. I hope Orchard Toys won't mind the use of their puzzle? How much more amusing I thought, if we had a helicopter and an officer on horseback to complete the ensemble?