Town Threatens to Fine Kids For Playing Outdoors

The town of Newark, Nottinghamshire has declared war on fun. A council from the British town has begun issuing letters to children warning them that they face “prosecution and fines of up to £100 if they annoy neighbours with ball games.”

Crying kid on Santa's lap

While we’re not entirely sure about the legality of such measures - can a council just start handing out fines left and right as they please? - what’s known is that kids are going to have to think twice now if they ever want to go outside and have a “kickabout”. (They have so many awesome words over there!)

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