Beer fes­ti­val a great day out for all the fam­ily

Rossendale Free Press - - Your Views -

I JUST thought I’d write to con­grat­u­late Tim Vines on putting on a fan­tas­tic event at the 2nd Helmshore Beer Fes­ti­val on Au­gust Bank Holiday.

The in­au­gu­ral event last year was a quiet af­fair but with the ad­di­tion of the barn and ex­cel­lent ac­cess road, it has ex­panded be­yond all recog­ni­tion and was a thor­oughly en­joy­able event.

Live mu­sic, a choice of 32 beers, a Pros­ecco bar, face paint­ing, games and fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tion all con­spired to an ex­cel­lent day out for all the fam­ily and re­ally added to the life of the vil­lage for ev­ery­body con­cerned.

I know ev­ery­body in my party en­joyed them­selves and hope the event con­tin­ues to grow and get the recog­ni­tion it de­serves. Well done Tim, keep it up! Mel Wilson Helmshore


‘UN­HAPPY Voter’ is right that the elec­torate should be told the name of the ben­e­fit fine coun­cil­lor. (‘Coun­cil­lor is ac­count­able’, Let­ters Au­gust 25).

But the coun­cil is the wrong tar­get for dis­sat­is­fac­tion.

The coun­cil is bound by the data pro­tec­tion laws as much for a coun­cil­lor as for any mem­ber of the pub­lic and would risk le­gal ac­tion if it broke them. The writer’s anger should be di­rected at the coun­cil­lor, not the coun­cil.

The coun­cil­lor in­volved has ad­mit­ted the of­fence and the hon­ourable thing to do would be to re­sign.

He or she paid a whop­ping fine [£1,000].

If the coun­cil­lor would not re­sign the leader of the Con­ser­va­tive group on the coun­cil should have de­manded his or her res­ig­na­tion.

But it seems that to save their em­bar­rass­ment the Con­ser­va­tives tried to sweep the mat­ter un­der the car­pet. Janet Ing­ham Hasling­den


RE­GARD­ING scrap­ping the dou­ble round­about in Bacup (‘Round­about scheme axed’ p2 and web­site), this is the best news in a long time.

Any­one with any com­mon sense could see how stupid the whole scheme was.

If this scheme had been passed it would have de­stroyed one of the best parts of the town, and caused huge traf­fic jams. James Attwood Bacup

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