Residents who clubbed together to buy their own 12-foot community paddling pool for young children are told to remove it - so burglars don't drown
Residents of a block in Strood, Kent, clubbed together to buy a paddling pool
The 12ft pool, which cost £64, sits in a communal garden shared by the six flats
Management told residents they have to empty and take down the pool daily
Warned it could pose a health and safety risk to burglars who might walk in
By STEPHANIE LINNING FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 16:22 BST, 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:21 BST, 13 July 2018
A group of neighbours have been told to take down their communal paddling pool in case a burglar drowns in it overnight.
Residents of a block of flats in Strood Kent, were warned the 12ft pool could pose a health and safety risk should someone try to break into a nearby home.
Officials at mhs Homes, which manages the properties, said the pool must be emptied and taken down each night to avoid such risk, pointing out that children could also trip and fall into the water.
This makes sense to me, though my IQ is rated at 37 and my common sense level on a scale of 1-10 is a 2 even I figured this one out.
we should start a WTF group for these stories
Management and Residents came to a compromise when the Jordan family volunteered their recently mustered out army special forces ranger daughter to oversee the pool at night.
Management now addressing the problems of condoms and beer cans in the bushes where teenage boys have been lurking at night Physically Adjusting themselves while watching the new security guard.