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Thread #54636   Message #866217
Posted By: BB
13-Jan-03 - 05:20 PM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
I know it was a few days ago, but I've only just had time to read back in this thread - Ian asked who else he might contact. How about the Charity Commissioners, or some of the many charities who have money raised for them by all sorts of 'small' performances? Their incomes are bound to be affected by the bill. (Only problem is that, like EFDSS, they're not supposed to indulge in Politics.) How about carnivals - is there a Carnival Society? Presumably it's going to affect them as well. I imagine many of our traditional customs could be hit - Padstow Mayday, Lewes Bonfire, Ottery tar-barrel rolling, Notting Hill Carnival, etc. They all have 'audiences'. They may not want to draw attention to themselves, but if there's ever any trouble at any of them, the bill gives the authorities the perfect reason to ban them. So, if they can just be persuaded to sign the petition, it would help.