Sunday, May 7
I pick up quite a few door supervisors or bouncers as they are known locally, and have no problems with them they all seem nice chaps. But I had to laugh when I read about the new dress code which is being introduced by local authorities the nearest being Lancashire. That means we in Cumbria won't be far behind I wonder how the local boys will react when they hear I don’t think they will be amused but saying that they seldom are. Police want bouncers to ditch their traditional uniform of a tuxedo and long, black overcoat, in favour of less menacing, high-visibility clothing. Door staff say the fluorescent jackets, waistcoats and bibs, which have already been introduced in some parts of the country, undermine their tough-guy image, make it harder to do their job and leave them open to ridicule. Cheryl Hall, from Lads UK, a trade association that represents more than 750 door staff, said: "Our members get a lot of derogatory comments when wearing this clothing. They get called Bob the Builder and people ask where their lollipop sticks are.