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Thread #54636   Message #873620
Posted By: clansfolk
24-Jan-03 - 05:27 AM
Thread Name: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
Subject: RE: Sign a E Petition to 10 Downing St PELs
A phone call to our local Town hall and a chat to our very protective licensing officer revealed some interesting comments......

1) In Blackpool at present there are 200 pel licenses held for hotels pubs clubs Tower, church halls etc.....

2) They expect this to increase to 4,000 after the new proposals are excepted - ummmm sound like a lot of addition revenue - no wonder my MP is slow in signing EDM 331???

3) Morris Dancing is and will remain illegal without a licence both in pub carparks and on the street

4) However if you can class it as a sport or a competition (you could offer a 10p prize for the best dancer) - that would be OK

5) When asked if Football would be OK in the streets then? - replied - I didn't say that....   (other bylaws cover this)

6) Temporary Licenses are very dear (but no price could he quoted)

There was some more conversation - but only relevant to some local issues..

7) Parting Comment from licensing officer - I have my officers out there checking!

NB. I did say comments not Facts - like most government departments, MPs et al - they appear to change their minds all too often and interpret the law to their own ends.