Sunday, May 31, 2009

Still there in Poole (I think)

I visited in Poole this weekend. Last time I went there I saw an house with a note on the door asking vistitors to remove their shoes. I mentioned that on this blog at the time.

I went past that house in the dark and it looked like the note was still there.

So somebody in Dorset has a shoes-off rule.


victoriap said...

I was just wondering where exactly the PDF available to download actually originates.I have to ask why it was necessary to show a person with specific disibility being detained when this section of the UK population almost exclusively are highly unlikely to commit a criminal offence and indeed if they did would absolutely have an appropriate adult appointed immediately.Im sorry this is the first time I have disagreed with you, but I find the PDF offensive.I suggest that you post a link that shows a person from a community, where incidence of criminality is empirically commonplace rather than empirically non existant.I have really struggled with this reply Matthew for personal reasons.

Celestial Fundie said...

Victoria, I apologise for any offence caused by the PDF.

The PDF was issued by Dorset Police.

Presumably it is aimed at people with learning disabilities, the object being too help them to understand the procedures when a person is arrested.

It is not unknown for people with learning disabilities, particularly autism to be arrested, sometimes because the police fail to understand such conditions.

The PDF refers to the role of an Appropriate Adult. If believe the document is incorrect as regards to the timing of this intervention, I suggest you take it up with Dorset Police force.

No offence was meant towards people with learning difficulties was meant in linking to that document and I apologise if it has been caused.

Celestial Fundie said...

The document was produced in collaboration with 'Southill Day Centre', which I suppose is a service for disabled people in that area.

Celestial Fundie said...

I don't want this blog to cause offence to anybody, so I am going to delete the link and related comment.

If anybody wants to view the document Victoria referred to it is here on this PDF

Michele James-Parham said...

Matthew~ I've tried to answer your question from back in April.

Peace & Love.

Celestial Fundie said...

Hey, thanks.

Kev said...

There is a little culture, at least, in Boscombe too. The Tibet Culture Trust has a shop-front Healing Centre / library in the centre of town which, as one would expect, requests visitors to take off their shoes upon entry. I wonder if it might not be preaching to the converted though.

Celestial Fundy said...

I suppose some people who are interested in that sort of thing might be more inclined to ask for shoes-off in their homes, but not always.