Council bans danger doormats
Council officials have ordered tenants to ditch their outside doormats as they pose a ‘tripping risk’.Health and safety officials at Bristol City Council say ‘hazardous mats’ outside doors could hamper escape routes.The council will let people keep mats inside their own front doors – but say all outside mats must go.
Ted Marshall, chairman of the Brookridge House tenants association in Henbury, said: "These people must be sitting in offices with nothing better to do."Another tenant, retired gardener Roger Perry, 62, of Henbury, Bristol, intends to defy the ban. He said: "It is so pointless. I’m keeping mine here to see what they do. If they take it, that’s theft."All the council’s 32,000 tenants got a letter demanding removal of mats by September 18.It told them they "represent a tripping hazard and they should be removed immediately".
Invest in a hedghog and glue it to your doorstep.
Don’t forget to feed it though!!!!