Ewe must be kidding! - Flower Lady fined by Lambeth

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Ewe must be kidding! - Flower Lady fined by Lambeth

Last week - in the spirit of Christmas - 'The Flower Lady' (outside Herne Hill station) had a cattle pen in front of her shop containing one Sheep (Amy) and one goat (Holly). These young animals were supplied and attended by their carer and were there to raise money, by donation, for a cancer charity. Children and adults were able to bottle-feed the animals.

To make space for this charitable tableau two christmas trees were displayed against the tree situated outside Pullens restaurant (resting on the soil around the tree and not on the pavement).

Along came officers from Lambeth Council who proceeded to 'harass' both 'The Flower Lady' and the animal carer for two hours before issuing the Flower Lady with a fixed penalty fine for 'Contravention of a Shop Front License'!  

How petty can you get? ( .....and a Merry Christmas to you too Lambeth!)

33years
Re: Ewe must be kidding! - Flower Lady fined by Lambeth

This is the same council who abandoned all attempts to clear snow and ice from pavements including the treacherous surface approaching the park.  How about the slogan "Lambeth: the council who say no, we can't - and if you think you can, we will stop you".

fawnbraker
Re: Ewe must be kidding! - Flower Lady fined by Lambeth

It would be nice  -  wouldn't it?  -  if our elected Councillors could be relied upon to try to protect us from such miserable and pointless jobsworths.

BatInaHat
Re: Ewe must be kidding! - Flower Lady fined by Lambeth

@fawnbraker..... AGREE!!! That's terrrrrrible.  Where are our councillors? 

The Flower Lady (Elaine) should be reimbursed, if not by the council then by all of us who cracked a christmas grin at the animals.  I hope there's a donkey next year. 

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