IanPJ on Politics tweets "When regulation overload meets reality. This has got to be on the list of the most stupid waste of public money." in relation to this story.
We now have local democracy imposed by bureaucrats implementing central government decisions, which begs the question why do we bother with the charade of electing local councillors? Come to that, why bother with the election of MPs - they too have been shown to be pretty useless since Brussels has 'taken over'.
This country truly is down the 'Thomas' and the people, through their apathy, are the ones who pulled the chain!