An interesting comment from an earlier post which is worth it's own entry. I should add, in mitigation, that I write about what I see and I recognise that the great majority of young people aren't involved in the destructive antics we see around us. I am a parent after all.
If I don't know that's something positive is happening, it's rather difficult for me to write about it, which is why I welcome stories from readers like Amy and others, so please feel free to contribute!"
The author writes: "Having not had internet access for a while I have been reading through the last two weeks and have noticed that there is the usual vitriol about young people, some sweeping nonsense comments about parental ages (any imbecile can work out that a teenager cannot have a teenager as a parent). However, there are none about:
1. The very, very dangerous antics of old people in Birchington who have yet to cotton on to the fact that pedestrian crossings have a purpose and that if a car hits them it will hurt, therefore, wandering into the road without looking etc is dangerous and extremely selfish!
2. The even worse driving of said old people who should have their licenses revoked.
I know the above because I have been driving through Birchington at least twice a day taking my children to the other noticeably missing piece of information in the area:
The Scripture Union Holiday Club to which over 600 children and young people flock to every year.
It has run from Monday 30th July to this Friday. So far you have missed holiday clubs every morning of the week plus team games in the Dip, including a fantastic water fight facilitated by the Fire Brigade and a magnificent sand modelling competition today, plus parties on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
If you can actually be bothered to look for positive behaviour I am sure your presence would be welcomed. Tomorrow there are sessions on Social Action and on Friday night there is a Grand Finale.
But hey - why print good news about young people when there is scurrilous nonsense to put up instead!"