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Archive for June 11th, 2007

You would think, wouldn’t you, that the day BBC Radio 3 broadcasts one of the most successful plays to come out of the new National Theatre of Scotland, a major Scottish Sunday newspaper would celebrate the fact?

Scotland on Sunday not only failed to mention in its radio highlights section that Black Watch was being broadcast, but listed it as “8.45 Drama on 3” in a font size that was barely readable.

How completely and utterly useless is that?    

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A village committee runs and organises a gala day every year to raise funds for our park, which is owned by the village.   But it is getting progressively harder to run what is a small and low key event.

To allow us to run a family dance in the evening, we had to apply for an entertainments licence from our Council.    We had to produce a Fire Risk Assessment, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment, and were contacted by the Noise police, the Food police, the Loo police and had to attend an interview with the real police.

When the 8 page licence finally arrived – in the post, on the day of the event (Saturday), there was a condition that we contacted the noise police again with a named contact in case of trouble.   Their office was closed.   Numpties.

Nobody wants an unsafe event, but this is complete overkill for a small village dance.

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