I couldn't agree more with what Joe Halewood has written. When this case goes to the High Court, the Councils will definately lose. Then they will have eggs on their faces and everyone is going to fight these Councils on every little thing. If they do win, the press will get them.
An old person is going to get robbed and die in their home. Only then will they review their stupid decision. These Councils are going to give themselves serious headaches.