Friday, 1 February 2013

Red tape (H&S) threat to Bacup morris dancers (From The Bolton News) not a friday funny :(

Red tape threat to Bacup morris dancers (From The Bolton News): HEALTH and safety red tape is forcing a 156-year-old Morris dancing troupe into financial difficulty, it claims.


The Britannia Coconut Dancers, based in Bacup, claim they are being forced to send volunteers on training courses costing them more than �600 — to learn how to operate a road sign.


The group, which donates all of its proceeds to charity, also has to pay �1,000 road closure fees for the first time after police said they would no longer man rolling roadblocks.


The Nutters’ boundary-to-boundary dance traditionally takes place on Easter Saturday over a 12 hour period, taking in various pubs and locations in the town.

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