Traffic plan could see end to classic car show
Increasing red tape could affect the popular Darling Buds of May Classic Car Show at Buss Farm, Bethersden, where the hit TV show was filmed. It attracts hundreds of vehicles and thousands of visitors, but organisers say the show, on Sunday, July 14, they may have to rethink the event.
Paul Mill, from the Rover P5 Alive Club, said: “This is the 18th year we have had the show at the farm and we have raised over £70,000 for charity.
“This year, for the first time, we have had to do a traffic management plan for the county council. That has never been requested before and we have never had any problems.
“If this continues, it may not be worth running the show which would be a great shame as the charities would lose out.
Mr Mill feels the council interest may be because there have been objections to plans by Buss Farm owner Simon Coulson to open the venue to Darling Buds fans.
This year’s show, which runs from 10am to 4pm, already has 500 vehicles booked with more to come.
There will also be a children’s corner with Punch & Judy, a falconry display, fun fair, craft stalls and a farmers’ market.
Proceeds going to the Kent Air Ambulance and Demelza House children’s hospice.
For more information, go to www.darlingbudsfarm.co.uk
PROBLEMS: Paul Mill