What passes for community service these days?
Today I was going about my business on an estate in Camden and I noticed a group of around 5 men dressed casually but with orange high visibility vests chipping away at a railing. They seemed to be removing paint in a very noisy and unproductive way. I asked a man who lived there what they were doing, and he said he assumed they were doing community service as they had been doing it for two weeks, and if they were council employees, then it was definitely not value for money.
I would have filmed this strange scene, but for the wolf whistles I received from them. I couldn’t see a supervisor to report them to, but it made start to think “what passes for community service these days?” I could certainly think of much more useful employment that would benefit both the ‘convicts’ and society
Friday, 16 July 2010
Guest post: What passes for Community service
Guestpost that I found blowing down the street on typewritten sheets of A4:-