Beer festival a great day out for all the family
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
COUNCILLOR SHOULD RESIGN
‘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
ROUNDABOUT WAS A BAD IDEA
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