Santa Banned From Canvey Island, Essex, Over Fears He Would 'Traumatise' Children

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Santa Banned From Canvey Island, Essex, Over Fears He Would 'Traumatise' Children

Post  Guest on Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:49 am

A Santa Claus was told to stop entertaining children in a town centre over fears they would be "traumatised" by the sight of two Father Christmases in the same high street.
Colin Letchford, chairman of the Friends of Concord Beach charity, had donned the red suit and white beard during the Christmas lights switch-on in Canvey Island, Essex.
The group claims he was told to pack up by an official because of fears the arrival of Canvey Rotary Club's Santa sleigh could confuse and upset children.
In a letter to the Castle Point Echo newspaper, Barry and Dot Palmer, from Friends of Concord Beach, described the incident as a "sad state of affairs".
They added: "The biggest trauma was the one clearly visible on the faces of the children queuing to see Santa when the officials turned them away, coupled with the anger on the faces of their adults."
Dave Blackwell of Canvey Town Council said he had asked officials to look into the incident on November 30.
He said: "I think there was a little bit of confusion and common sense went out of the window.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/27/santa-banned-essex_n_4507206.html?utm_hp_ref=uk


WTF

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Re: Santa Banned From Canvey Island, Essex, Over Fears He Would 'Traumatise' Children

Post  Smelly_bandit on Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:22 pm

Phil Didge wrote:A Santa Claus was told to stop entertaining children in a town centre over fears they would be "traumatised" by the sight of two Father Christmases in the same high street.
Colin Letchford, chairman of the Friends of Concord Beach charity, had donned the red suit and white beard during the Christmas lights switch-on in Canvey Island, Essex.
The group claims he was told to pack up by an official because of fears the arrival of Canvey Rotary Club's Santa sleigh could confuse and upset children.
In a letter to the Castle Point Echo newspaper, Barry and Dot Palmer, from Friends of Concord Beach, described the incident as a "sad state of affairs".
They added: "The biggest trauma was the one clearly visible on the faces of the children queuing to see Santa when the officials turned them away, coupled with the anger on the faces of their adults."
Dave Blackwell of Canvey Town Council said he had asked officials to look into the incident on November 30.
He said: "I think there was a little bit of confusion and common sense went out of the window.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/12/27/santa-banned-essex_n_4507206.html?utm_hp_ref=uk


WTF

this is the PC equal rights and cuddly fluffy ethnic pandering philosophy of the left that has led to this

your philosophy

so you going WTF?? is most amusing
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Re: Santa Banned From Canvey Island, Essex, Over Fears He Would 'Traumatise' Children

Post  Guest on Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:26 pm

@Smelly_bandit wrote:

this is the PC equal rights and cuddly fluffy ethnic pandering philosophy of the left that has led to this

your philosophy

so  you going WTF?? is most amusing


Not my philosophy, again you are as per usual mistaken about a great many things, so me going WTF is going WTF.

Seriously I know your bored as nobody wants to play with you, maybe you need to get out today, instead of masturbating all day on your I-pad.

Good luck

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Re: Santa Banned From Canvey Island, Essex, Over Fears He Would 'Traumatise' Children

Post  Bert Assirati on Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:53 pm

I can see where they are coming from but lets face it as adults we confuse our kids so much.


Firstly we instill the importance of staying safe with strangers, particularly dodgy looking blokes on their own.  Then we tell them to go and sit on the lap of this dodgy looking bloke called Santa and he will give them nice things???

As they get older we let them go out alone but to return by a certain time; when they don't we give them a wallop whilst saying,
"You could have been attacked"???

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Re: Santa Banned From Canvey Island, Essex, Over Fears He Would 'Traumatise' Children

Post  gelico on Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:11 pm

Sister Mary wrote:I can see where they are coming from but lets face it as adults we confuse our kids so much.


Firstly we instill the importance of staying safe with strangers, particularly dodgy looking blokes on their own.  Then we tell them to go and sit on the lap of this dodgy looking bloke called Santa and he will give them nice things???

As they get older we let them go out alone but to return by a certain time; when they don't we give them a wallop whilst saying,
"You could have been attacked"???



 lol! lol! lol! 

very true keith

reminds me of some comedian who said the most traumatic thing as a child in his opinion was learning to tell the time. you've got to the stage where you can count numbers up to perhaps 100 and feeling very clever about it,,,,,,, then you're faced with a clock with two separate hands and numbers going up to twelve but then you've got some ''clever'' adult telling you that - when it comes to telling the time on a clock - 1 = 5, 2 = 10, and 3 = a quarter. 4 = 20, 5 = 25 and 6 = a half.

now that is seriously confusing


 lol! 

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Re: Santa Banned From Canvey Island, Essex, Over Fears He Would 'Traumatise' Children

Post  gelico on Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:13 pm

Mr Blackwell added it was not clear if the person involved was an individual acting on their own or somebody who had been given authority by the council.

"All we know is somebody in a yellow tabard went and asked them to stop because it was apparently traumatising children," he said.

"I've asked that we look into it to try to get to the bottom of it.



maybe someone just decided to don a yellow tabard and do it for the hell of it

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