Like many people at this year’s festival I was appalled to see groups of revellers camping in Sidmouth Parish churchyard and picnicking on top of the tomb stones.
As a Christian I find this offensive, not just because it’s probably consecrated ground, but because it shows little respect for Christian traditional burial values.
When I spoke to two PCSOs they said nothing could be done as the local vicar gave them permission to be there. If it’s true then I feel saddened if the local vicar is condoning such behaviour. I dare say that if this had been a mosque and Muslims offended, then there would have been arrests made for public order offenses.