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Ahem well I phoned our local library and Callander library. Our local library have a table for leaflets and a notice board and will take our brochures. Callander library were very apologetic, but they used to have a stand for leaflets and the librarians have been told by the council to take them down as they were a fire hazard - the leaflets not the librarians. Rolling Eyes The librarians are very fed up about it as it is a community library and they can't carry leaflets for local events. However they are willing to put up a poster for us.

Dare I phone the council, or is better to let sleeping dogs lie - you never know awake they might be a fire hazard as well.

So still no nearer to finding out why leaflets in a library are a fire hazard.

Posted at 17th Sep 2010 - 11:14AM   Posted by Westerwitch   Curioser And curioser Comments: 8

Tiggywinkle's Avatar Health and safety rules have gone crackers. I think they have lost any sense of common sense or reasoning. Do you know that fire men are not allowed to come down a fire pole any more, and they are being removed from fire stations, in case they get hurt, yet they get into the fire engine to go into blazing buildings.Rolling Eyes It all just doesn't bear thinking about. I think the world is gone nuts, and it all emanates from fear of litigation.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 17th Sep 2010 at 11:47AM

Irish Eyes's Avatar Ye-sss, leaflets are a fire hazard in a library...books aren't? Agree with Tiggy, here things are gone to pot altogether. Even the builders bring their own snacks/lunches. As mine pointed out - in case they choked on something, then if you haven't provided the food, you are not liable. Dear God in Heaven, where will it all end. Now, I had better make sure I don't tread on that caterpillar or someone will sue me for injurious behaviour on a future eco friendly cabbage eater!

Posted by: Irish Eyes on 17th Sep 2010 at 12:00PM

Jaynebeth's Avatar Be careful in the library Irish Eyes that it's not The Very Hungry Caterpillar! the kids will be distraught

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 17th Sep 2010 at 12:03PM

Frances's Avatar Here's a question WW. Do your councilors have offices, and do they have places there to display leaflets?

I've visited one of my local government representative's office and discovered a large table full of many sorts of brochures and leaflets...almost like a library!


Posted by: Frances on 17th Sep 2010 at 01:47PM

Ivy's Avatar If the council catches fire, because you tell them what you think about them, then maybe the next council will be more thoughtful- or do away with libraries. After all you can get most books as e-book version Saves you from leaving your home ( you might have an accident when outside) and the librarians are less likely to fall from a ladder or catch their feet on a book trolley.

Posted by: Ivy on 17th Sep 2010 at 02:21PM

CalicoKate's Avatar Was the stand in the way of a fire escape? That is the only reason I can see that they should object. Def check it out at Council level if only to see why there is a difference between one library and another.

Posted by: CalicoKate on 17th Sep 2010 at 02:25PM

Cait's Avatar Yes can you get this in writing WW and see if all libraries in your county are the same about leaflets - Calico Kate's comment may be the reason - but surely they could move the stand to another position. There is a lot I could say but dare not!

Posted by: Cait on 17th Sep 2010 at 10:32PM

Fennie's Avatar Can you write to the local newspaper and your local MP?

Posted by: Fennie on 18th Sep 2010 at 10:08AM

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