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Big Rob v Lismore Council | Northern Rivers Echo (banned for safety reasons)

LISMORE CBD business owner and local government activist ‘Big Rob’ (aka Rob Bou-Hamdan) is prepared to defy Lismore City Council orders, saying he will attend the first general meeting of the year in defiance of instructions demanded by general manager Gary Murphy.

And the man who regularly ‘rants’ about the so-called failings of our local government on his blog (at bigrobs.com.au) has recently been nominated for an Australia Day award. Even if he doesn’t get a gong, he says he will be bemused by the fact that Mayor Jennie Dowell, whom he has nicknamed ‘Devious Dowell’ will have to hand him a certificate congratulating him on his nomination during ceremonies on Saturday.

Big Rob’s rants, and his insulting nicknames – which extend to other councillors ‘Simple Smith’ and ‘Confused Clough’ – are part of a stand-off between the 41 year old businessman and Lismore City Council.

 Big Rob v Lismore Council | Northern Rivers Echo 

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Health and safety fears force pensioners to cancel fundraising sing-a-long – Telegraph #ohhappydays

 Jobsworth” health and safety officials have forced a group of pensioners’ to cancel a fund-raising sing-a-long by insisting they hire two bouncers for £100.

Elderly residents had hoped a concert would raise money to help save the under threat Goldenhill Community Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

But they were stunned when “meddling” officials ruled that for health and safety reasons, security was needed to ensure trouble did not break out.

Alma Morris, 78, who had planned the event for the Spring, was told they would not be able to open the bar without paying for security, which would have wiped out their profits.

The former caretaker and council worker said: “I don’t know what they think might happen in a room full of pensioners – it’s ludicrous.

Health and safety fears force pensioners to cancel fundraising sing-a-long – Telegraph 

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Save our cobbles! Anger at council’s health and safety plan to rip up stones in Medieval market town and replace them with block paving | Mail Online

Save our cobbles! Anger at council’s health and safety plan to rip up stones in Medieval market town and replace them with block paving | Mail Online: A historic Yorkshire marketplace will have its cobbles ripped up and replaced with modern block paving for health and safety reasons.East Riding council said the traditional stones in Beverley’s Saturday Market could ’cause problems for visitors and residents with disabilities’ and has ordered crews to dig them up next week, causing uproar among townsfolk and English Heritage.

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Westminster council cracks down on rare and medium-rare burgers – London – News – London Evening Standard

 Restaurants who offer rare or medium-rare burgers face a grilling from a London council after it decided to crack down on them for food safety reasons.

Westminster city council is taking action over the freedom to choose how your burger is done, with other local authorities expected to follow suit.

Westminster council cracks down on rare and medium-rare burgers – London – News – London Evening Standard 

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