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The Shambles Affected by The Licensing Act 2003 (439* d) RE: Affected by The Licensing Act 2003 27 Mar 07

But please, for now, accept that action on your part could do more harm than good.

If you had read my words - you would know that I have no intention of taking any action other than making this request and that your carefully considered post is rather wasted.

That does not mean that I accept the concept that any action I or anyone else may decide to take could take would make this year's situation any worse locally or have any negative impact on future events.

In countries like England and Wales where such things are subject to the rule of law - the sort of fear that there may be some form of stubborn reaction against people expressing their frustration and concern about the reasons for this local cock-up - should not be a factor. And if it really is a factor - then this must be addressed.

Perhaps you would accept that this is a matter that should be left for individuals to decide for themselves?

All that is being requested - partly to prevent uninformed speculation - which I agree may not help anyone - is for the public to be supplied with some information as to why this year's long-planned event had to be cancelled at this late stage.

For you would perhaps agree that the only hard 'information' supplied to the public to date - is that the festival has had to be cancelled? And that quite natually the next question will be be why?

And that in the absence of this information - all that can result is uninformed speculation and the sort of misdirected frustration and division that is evidenced here by posts like yours?

Whatever and whoever may be at fault here for the loss of this year's event - it is not me - is it?

From the sort of flak received here simply for requesting that the public be given some information - you could be excused for assuming that the threat to the continuation of this festival was somehow my fault................

When the public is finally given the information they require - perhaps the resulting and currently misdirected frustration - with its obvious need to apportion some form of blame - can then hope that it will be directed at where it belongs and where it may actually have some positive effect.

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