Generally, I’m all in favour of more localised democracy. Parish councils can be a valuable asset to a community. But sometimes, and only sometimes, the line between local and parochial can be all too thin.
How exactly is the parish council in this video serving its community? It isn’t. This is nothing more than some stuffy coggers wanting to stop the kids. They seem determined to keep their little part of England in a time warp. Except of course it isn’t just THEIR bit of England. It’s also those young peoples’ bit of England. And surely they deserve a community council which represents them as well?
Trying to ignore whole sections of communities never ends well. Disenfranchising young people will only create wider social divisions.
You can read more about the campaign for Wittering Skate Park here.