Controversy over screaming children at shopping center - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Web Exclusive: Controversy over screaming children at shopping center

Posted: Updated:

(CBS/Network 10) - Now I'm sure most parents will agree, that children are prone to the odd temper tantrum at the shops.  Well, one shopping Center in Sydney is causing a bit of stir, after reports surfaced noisy children wouldn't be welcome.

It may be a familiar sound for any parent, but for some customers at a shopping Center in Sydney, Australia -- it's too much.

"She said I can't have my lunch here, she said I just can't, she said whenever I sit down, there is you know, screaming," says Brenda Mulcahy, Center Manager.

The free playground was put in 2 years ago for kids to enjoy.  As long as they aren't noisy.

"I'm not talking general children noise. I'm talking high decibel children noise, which impacts on the other people who are using the food court," says Mulcahy.

So. management put up a sign-- "Screaming children will not be tolerated in the Center."

Mulcahy replied, "We would never ban a child from the Center, someone has suggested and I haven't read the article that we are banning children, and that is absolutely incorrect."

Center Management originally put up a notice about noise control, mid-way through last year, but it says when complaints kept coming in, it was forced to put up another notice with much stronger language. Though it now admits, that may have been too harsh.

"We needed to get stronger because we had the first sign and that didn't do any good, didn't have an impact. 

People at the Center agree about kids being kids. "It's a fun kids area and if you want a quiet coffee there is a coffee shop at that end, and at that end," says Jen Hill, mother.

"It's a bit silly really, the whole point of it is to have kids here," says Martin Whittaker, shopper.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Jacksonville Communications Officer Killed in One Vehicle Crash

    Jacksonville Communications Officer Killed in One Vehicle Crash

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:31:53 GMT
    SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) -- DPS says a woman is dead after a crash Monday afternoon.  It happened just before 2:00 p.m. at the intersection of Mixon Road and Yarborough Lane in Smith County.  At this pointMore >>
    A Jacksonville Police communications officer has died after a crash Monday afternoon.
    More >>
  • Family remembers Fort Hood shooting victim with Illinois ties

    Family remembers Fort Hood shooting victim with Illinois ties

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-04 02:35:25 GMT
    EFFINGHAM (WCIA)  -- One of the victims in a deadly shooting in Fort Hood went to school in central Illinois. Family members say 37-year-old Army Sergeant Tim Owens went to Southside Elementary in Effingham.  Owens'More >>
    One of the victims in a deadly shooting in Fort Hood went to school in central Illinois. Family members say 37-year-old Army Sergeant Tim Owens went to Southside Elementary in Effingham.More >>
  • Hallsville Student Finds Used Needle on School's Playground

    Hallsville Student Finds Used Needle on School's Playground

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:43:25 GMT
    HALLSVILLE (KYTX) - A situation to make any parent worry. Pamela Kelly says her 4 year old son came home from school recently with a hole in his hand. Tyler Kelly goes to Pre-K here, at the Little Cats Learning Center in Hallsville. Kelly says since coming forward with this news,she has received thanks from other parents."They have been extremely thankful. So they can be more proactivand morere on the look out." - Pamela Kelly, Tyler'Mom Thehe school made this statement to CBS 19 via email. T...More >>
    HALLSVILLE (KYTX) - A situation to make any parent worry. Pamela Kelly says her 4 year old son came home from school recently with a hole in his hand. Tyler Kelly goes to Pre-K here, at the Little Cats Learning Center in Hallsville. Kelly says since coming forward with this news,she has received thanks from other parents."They have been extremely thankful. So they can be more proactivand morere on the look out." - Pamela Kelly, Tyler'Mom Thehe school made this statement to CBS 19 via email. T...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2004 - 2014, WorldNow and KYTX, Owned and Operated by London Broadcasting Company.
All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.