Killjoy council told our kids to keep noise down in SCHOOL PLAYGROUND – we’re livid

The KILLJOY community leaders have ordered children to keep quiet in the schoolyard.

Warning signs were put up at Westerton Primary School in upscale Bearsden after neighbors called the police over loud youngsters.

Angry parents have taken action against the local council for ordering that children be kept quiet in the schoolyard


Angry parents have taken action against the local council for ordering that children be kept quiet in the schoolyard

But the move drew criticism from angry parents, who said: “Leave it Children Be Children.”

The signs put up by East Dunbartonshire Council staff read: “Please be considerate of local residents and keep noise to a minimum.”

The raid follows complaints about the elderly Children Use of School reasons to play basketball and listening to loud music in the evening and at night weekends.

But Parents say it’s confusing for Children who think they will be punished for being too loud School hours

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Former nurse Alison Fyfe, 63, who remains next for the SchoolHe said: “It’s not fair. Children should be able to have fun without worrying about being too loud.”

One parent added, “Students think they made too much noise in physical education class.”

Another told how the staff tried explain the children that the signs were aimed at teenagers rather than elementary school students.

The parent said: “It’s confusing for them, especially for the younger ones.

“Telling children to ignore official-looking warning signs is a terrible example.”

Another parent moaned, “Signs give it away Children Being quiet in a playground is unacceptable.”

On social media, moms and fathers said officials should “let kids be kids” and claimed Teacher I didn’t know about the signs before the semester started last week.

But a local resident welcomed the warnings, explaining: “It’s the noise from the basketball. It vibrates. It may be 10pm. You can’t sit outside.

“One person brings speakers. The music isn’t that bad, but it’s loud. They are not Drink, Smoke or curse. But they are so ruthless.

“I lost my husband earlier this year, so sometimes I just want peace and quiet.

“We called that police several times but they can’t do anything as they don’t destroy the place.”

But another neighbor said the signs were “vastly exaggerated,” adding: “It’s not anti-social behavior. They’re just hanging out — they have nowhere else to go.”

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Last night the Council Presidents confirmed that they will change the announcements. Deputy General Manager Ann Davie said: “Anti-social behavior is a significant problem affecting local residents in the neighbourhood.

“Parents have been informed that the signage is not intended for pupils and that outdoor play is encouraged throughout the school day.
“We will try to rephrase the signage to make this clear.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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