31 October 2007

Tory council backs down again

H&F Tories have backed down in the face of huge public opposition to their plans to turn the borough's main parks into regular havens of music, drinking and ancient sports.

Just 48 hours after receiving the hfconwatch Giant Haystacks award, the Cabinet member for Residents Services, Cllr Paul Bristow has conceded that it was not a good idea for the council to apply to host boxing and wrestling in Ravenscourt and Bishop's Parks.

Cllr Bristow made numerous other concessions to what must have been the most misguided licensing application in recent years (see previous blogs). But local residents are still concerned that alcohol will be available at events in the parks.

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