Poorly served

I don’t think I should have to spend 27 years on Robin Island to point out that democracy has been poorly served today at the licensing and enforcement sub committee on December 10, during the application for a folk festival venue at Salcombe Regis Recreational Field.

The applicant was scant with detail on traffic management which indeed was a major issue for protesters, but alas, had only been agreed apparently the evening before and no printed or any other sort of copy was available to be seen.

So now we know that one applicant from outside the area can apparently override many local protesters in getting a licence to serve alcohol until 2am and have music until 1.30am, with a general operational licence until 4am on a recreation field initially left to the ‘poor of the parish’, by mentioning poor drainage in another camp site, ‘ family’ friendliness and by having an unavailable and thus unsubstantiated traffic management plan at the time of approval.

Lois Kelly

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