Was checking on the Colchester drone policy and came across this:
As well as the amusingly up to date line “In January 2010 the CivilAviationAuthority (CAA) introduced new regulations…”
It has this bizarre notice.
"If person/persons are found to be using a drone device from Colchester Borough Council land without a letter of permission they will be instructed to stop immediately. If the user refuses to stop,the Police will be called to attend to cease activity and remove the user from Colchester Borough Council land and subsequent action may be taken under council by laws where these apply.
In circumstances where bylaws do not apply security accredited council staff or private security officers will be called to attend to cease activity and remove the user."
So if what you’re doing is illegal then police will be called. Fair enough (unless the police have better things to do).
But this appears to be saying that if what you’re doing isn’t illegal (ie there’s no bylaw against it) they’ll remove you anyway using private security?
How is that a legitimate thing for a council to do, let alone advertise?!