I live in Castleford, England,…
I live in Castleford, England, U.K. We live in a pleasant, peaceful cul-de-sac, where kids from ages 3 to 23 have played street Tag Rugby, Soccer, Basketball and Cricket for the last 25 years. It’s a joy to see and encourages participation and good health away from the video console!
Yesterday the police visited our street after a complaint of noise from a few residents and banned ALL ball games with immediate effect. They have said that even if my 3 year olds plays with a ball in the street, they (or I) will be arrested and an ASBO (Anti Social Behaviour Order) applied for, possibly leading to a 6 month exclusion from the town!!!…..
This IS NOT A JOKE and the action is apparently supported by our local Government Representative.
So… whatever you play, enjoy it ….and be happy that you don’t live in the UK!!!