This week - and the appeal time hasn't expired yet, so I'll be careful - we had an objection to the Sports Centre getting a licence to open on the grounds that there could be a fire in the soft play which would spread to kill everyone in the sports centre.
We did toy with the idea of banning smoking, petrol and other inflamables on the soft play area, but we decided that the pre-school children probably were not sensible enough not to stub out their Woodbines on the plastic mats.
We may have been rash, expecially as the second ground for complaint was that the soft play was not Disabled Discrimation Act compliant, as wheelchair users couldn't get into the area. We considered that this was not a sustainable ground under the DDA act, and let the Sports Centre open.
I'm sure I could find better ways to spend 1 1/2 hours on a wet Thursday, but such is the public nature of what we do.
The complainant had already accused the Panel of a cover-up before we actually met, so we proceeded with kid gloves, when tackety boots may have been more appropriate. Allegedly.