Sheep Pen Woes

On Tuesday 27 July North Devon Council issued a press release with the title “Old sheep pens demolished to make way for parking in South Molton”.

You might think from that title that the sheep pens had in fact already been demolished. How wrong you would be.

The press release then went on to say “Redundant sheep pens in South Molton are being removed to provide extra parking in the town.” So they haven’t been demolished at all but are going to be demolished. Something entirely different.

The last sentence of the press release reads “Work will begin today (Monday 27 July) and will take six weeks to complete.”

It’s now Monday 10 August, two weeks later, and work still hasn’t started.

The District Council first promised to do this work 14 years ago. I’m wondering when they’ll actually get round to doing something.