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Thread #47285   Message #741821
Posted By: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
03-Jul-02 - 07:09 PM
Thread Name: Killed by the PEL system
Subject: RE: Killed by the PEL system
I hope somebody reads my above message, it took me ages to write all that ( I only type with one finger!).
When I first heard about these PEL issues, I was not really interested, i thought to myself, it's only happening down south, so it's nowt to do with me.
It appears I was wrong about that, I spoke to Bill Sables at the weekend, he told me his local folk club (Selby folk Club?) has been running happily for years but are now threatened with closure by the council because they don't have one of these licences. So it seems they are getting nearer, Selby is about 30 west of me and Bridlington 30 north of me.First they came for .... etc.
If anyone abroad is wondering were Bridlington is, it is about halfway between Hull & Whitby, there is loads of folk sessions singarounds in Hull, so I reckon there would be quite a fight if the council started causing trouble by demanding to see paperwork etc.We have just recently got a new Liberal Democrat council after years of labour, the leader of the council (Simone Butterworth) is a fiddle player, she lives near me and is one of my customers, so i will ask her for her views on this issue. Also the Deputy Prime Minister, The Right Honoroble Mr Prescott MP is one of the local MP's so I might send him an email.