Monday, 9 August 2010

Funfair decision Wednesday

Evans' funfair, which for many years has been a fixture of the Meadows experience during August, will have to wait till Wednesday to know whether a public entertainment licence has been granted. 

There are differing views locally on whether the funfair should be allowed in the Meadows - but the big issue is the administrative bind the council is in regarding decision taking. 

Not for the first time the decision is subject to a last minute meeting of the Regulatory Committee - in this case at 2pm on Wednesday when the fair is due to commence on Wednesday evening.   I understand permission and terms from the Parks Department have already been negotiated.  But the issue of a public entertainment licence is a public process subject to public comment.

This seems no way to run a council - or a business.

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