Never slow to pick up on current trends among youths and simpletons, Wivenhoe Council today unveiled its Pokémon Go policy for the coming year. Although 2015’s Pokémon Go plan fell foul to scathing criticism for its lack of foresight and originality, it’s hoped that the proposals for 2017 will be far more popular.
At the auspicious unveiling this morning, Wivenhoe Mayor, Dame Dannii Minogue, told an expectant crowd: “For many of us, 2016 has been an incredibly difficult year, so it’s nice to know that in among the darkness we are able to provide a beacon of light for Pokémon Go fans across the county. Hopefully, today’s announcement will make Wivenhoe the epicentre of the Pokémon Go community”.
It’s understood that Wivenhoe Council has paid for as many as 25 Pokémon Go Prize Pods to be set up in locations around the town and for a selection of collectable gifts to be placed in plastic bags inside them all.
As Mayor Minogue explains: “Each prize bag contains a limited-edition Pokémon character with its own unique texture, smell and taste. We believe that by bringing Pokémon Go into the physical world, we’re bringing an extra dimension to this wonderful lifestyle choice.”
It is understood that bins will be restocked at regular intervals throughout the day by “generous dog walkers”.