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Town halls hire citizen snoopers to spy on neighbours and report wrongs.

Your council tax money in action......Children as young as seven are being recruited by councils to act as 'citizen snoopers', the Daily Mail can reveal.

The 'environment volunteers' will report on litter louts, noisy neighbours - and even families putting their rubbish out on the wrong day.

There are currently almost 9,000 people signed up to the schemes. More are likely to be recruited in the coming months.

Controversially, some councils are running 'junior' schemes which are recruiting children.

After basic training, volunteers are expected to be the 'eyes and the ears' of the town hall.

They are given information packs about how to collect evidence, including tips about writing down numberplates, which could later be used in criminal prosecutions.

Luton Borough Council's Street Seen scheme encourages its 650 volunteers to report 'environmental concerns'. It is also recruiting 'Junior Street Champions', aged between seven and 11.

(New Council Training film?)
Primary schools could also be involved within two years.

Similarly, Islington Council in north London has recruited 1,200 'Islington Eyes' to report crime hotspots, fly-tipping and excess noise from DIY.

Volunteers are given a list of things to do when confronted with fly-tippers, including taking photos 'without being seen'.

Last year the council undertook a recruitment drive for youngsters aged nine and above, called Junior Eyes.

Children are given special books to write down reports on littering or graffiti in their schools, which they then send to the council.

A spokesman for Islington town hall said: 'It's not possible for the council to see what's going on in the borough at all times, so our Eyes for Islington are a great help, reporting issues such as dangerous footpaths, fly-tipping and graffiti.'

Cunts, nazi Germany did the same damn thing. Report your neighbour and the mass brainwashing of the young.

Exactly the same thing would have happened had the Nazi's managed to conquer the UK, dictatorships always find those willing to go along with the ruling viewpoint, report their neighbours and who see themselves as model citizens.

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Sue said...

What is even more disturbing is, three of the councils mentioned in the article are Conservative!

I am getting less and less convinced that the Conservatives are against our Big Brother State.

They seem to be willingly participating.

Fidothedog said...

As bad as each other, we need to clean house.

Maybe burn the rotten house down if needs be and start again.

TheBigYin said...

I fucking despair at this country, I really do...how did it come to this?

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

Next will be uniforms. Brown shirts with armbands?