OK … its been a while … but as there are so many Glum Councillors across the UK today …. lets have another go at this.
So let’s meet Nottingham’s Cllr Gary Long who was surprised by a tumbling lamp post whilst out delivering leaflets. Cllr Gary above is pictured above in his running kit (my guess is that it has rarely been used for it’s stated purpose). Presumably the sporty outfit will allow him to make a quick getaway should another calamity arise…
No stranger to danger Cllr Gary reveals “I frequently get attacked by letterboxes and am not keen on big dogs but I have never been attacked by a lamp post before,”. According to the Nottingham Post Cllr Gary says “It fell right from the base. They’ve got reinforced steel holding them up but that had rotted through.”
Perhaps those big dogs Gary mentions may have found another way to get to him?
Many thanks to @NCCLois for the spot