Adult Shop next to Primary School!

@jennybianca (12918)
Australia
May 25, 2007 1:02am CST
How about this for inconsistent laws? In an Industrial city in the north of our state, the local council has given permission for an Adult shop to be opened, right next door to a primary school. The council has defended it's stance, because apparently the laws say they can't discriminate against businesses based on the type of product sold. I hope the parent of the local school start up a big campaign against this "business" opening in this location. I am not against this type of shop, but they need to be sensitively located. There are a lot of crappy government laws, that are incompatible with one another. I am sure we can find another law that says children shouldn't be exposed to thse sorts of influences! See the full article here: http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,21790267-910,00.html
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
25 May 07
This is absolutely insane. I would be making a fuss if I were one of the parents. How do you explain to your preschooler something like that?
• India
25 May 07
Seems the authority who has permited this shop to be opened near primary school is not aware of impact on children. If this shop starts working, at least some of the children will also visit this adult shop where nothing will be for them. But due to curiosity, they may visit and ask many question. Sometime they may buy something even the things are not for use by them. You are right, parents must appraise the authority to shift adult shop at far places or at such place where shop can get more customers. Other shops related to children's need can be opened near primary school. In this way government will fetch same money through right way. Only right decision is required to shift the adult shop. I hope with this your priliminary efforts, people/parents will oppose.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
25 May 07
Very good comments. Thank You. I believe the parents will take action.
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• India
13 Jun 07
Thanks Jenny for your complementary words and selecting my response as best one. Once again thank you.
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@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
25 May 07
The council may have a case in point in that they cannot discriminate against any legal businesses wanting to set up shop in a neighbourhood. But if the nature of the business is perceived to be undesirable by many because of its location, like minded residents can gather together and petition the council. If the objections are strong, the council may take people's sensitivities seriously and reconsider their decision.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
25 May 07
Yes, that is true. Even more likely, the business concerned may well change their mind about this being a suitable location. With all the negative publicity, who would want to open an adult business there.
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@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
27 May 07
Yes, let the company know they are not welcomed there, and the company will naturally find a more suitable location to conduct their business.
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• United States
25 May 07
the parents of children in the school need to protest even get the tv news involved it is amazing what we can do when we unite against this stuff it has no place near a school !
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
25 May 07
I totally agree with you there. I think it is stupid to have a place like that so close to a school. It just isn't right. You know all kids are curious and will want to know all about it and maybe even sneak in there to see whats up. I agree those are some crappy laws you got in you state. I think they should get up a petition and have that place of business moved elsewhere. I am sure if they get up enough people to sign and maybe some people to walk around with signs it just might work. Well, keep us posted ..
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
25 May 07
That is scarey and should cause concern. Here in Michigan there are laws on the books to prevent this from happening. I'm not sure how they are worded but something about not being allowed within a certain distance of schools.
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@mizrae (587)
• United States
25 May 07
That's what I thought, and I guess I thought all cities could create a city ordinance regarding the distance such places should be kept from schools. I would be worried about the type of people hanging out in the building watching the school yard.
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
25 May 07
that is just really wrong and so dangerous. What if some nut decides to hurt one of those children? He might be going there hoping to grab a child. That is horrible.When are people going to get priorities straight. I cant believe anyone would do this. They are more concerned about making money then they are concerned for the welfare of the children.
• United States
25 May 07
i'm not against that type of shop either,but man.definite bad location choice.i would have at least moved it on up the road quite a bit.
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
25 May 07
I personally don't have a problem with that type of business but it doesn't belong next to a school. There is one of those stores about 5 minutes from me but it is no where near a school. The people still complained about it but it was allowed to stay. I am sure the parents will get together and do something about this.
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@anjrit (997)
• Indonesia
25 May 07
The child must be save dfrom that condition and I agree with you,the bussines must just not see the profit but they have too think the social and effect if they opened a bussines shop.
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@auLeeau (253)
• China
25 May 07
count me in, I am with you.
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@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
25 May 07
Will you quit replying nonsense on everyones discussion.
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@auLeeau (253)
• China
25 May 07
Swtrose, good on you in replying in such way,I am quite sure you've got something wrong in you mind. May I suggest that better go to see a psychologist. Wish you the best!
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
8 Dec 07
They do not have the childrens best interest at heart or they would never alow this to happen. I just dont understand people these days. They have no integrity.
26 May 07
How ridiculous can you get, what idiot thought that one up I wonder. Ok, I have no problems with this type of shop but no way should they be anywhere near a school. I hope there is a protest and appeal against this hun.
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@sandwedge (1341)
• Malaysia
26 May 07
That is so strange. What happen to zoning laws? both the local council and the store owner have a moral obligation to do the right thing.
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• Canada
26 May 07
I guess to me it would depend... do they place their stuff in the windows? if so definitly get them to move... If not maybe it wont be a big deal
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
25 May 07
I think that's terrible and it should not be allowed. I hope the parent do take actions. Thanks for sharing this story as I would be upset if my child goes to school there.
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@shestalou (293)
• Canada
25 May 07
I think that is horrible, I dont think it should be next to a primary school, Im sorry but I cant believe how low that is, I think children should not be exposed to that.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
25 May 07
That activity is how the kids got here on this earth however it is not appropriate to be in such close proximity to this school. I am sure they could have found a better spot. Pedophiles are normally banned from the premises and these stores should also qualify. I hope something can be done and thanks for sharing this with all of us at Mylot.
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@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
25 May 07
This should be totally not allowed. That is bad judgement on the business owners part. Even if I shopped at that type of store, I would not shop there for that reason.
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@sarah22 (3981)
• United States
25 May 07
this is really bad. that will only indangour our kids. i would go to the state council and see about having it removed and placed some where out of there sight
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