Tuesday, 1 June 2010

It Still Happened So Hard Cheese, 'Crats!

Despite the efforts of the best efforts of Britain's guardians dedicated to ensure that the people cannot enjoy themselves, the annual cheese rolling contest was held at Cooper's Hill, Brockworth, Glos. This 200 year-old tradition defied warnings issued this year as hundreds of people attended the event.

The Telegraph on-line version of the story differs from the print edition only in that the obligatory picture of a sign stating that the road was closed and limited to access only, guarded by two police, was ommited. SWNS.com carries a longer report here

"Police said there would be no dedicated medical help for casualties and that the unofficial contests could jeopardise the chance of an official event happening next year under a different format." and "A police spokeswoman said the unofficial event taking place could undermine the possibility of any future cheese rolling contests. She said: ”Gloucestershire Constabulary and all partners, including the Cheese Rolling Committee, strongly advised against participation in any unofficial event taking place on the hill. ”Unlike in previous years, there are no dedicated on-site medical facilities or rescue organisations to assist with casualty recovery.”We understand the Cheese Rolling Committee and their partners are now committed to working hard to ensure that next year’s event can take place in a safe and organised manner." (my emphasis)

A simple message to Glos Constabulary, their 'partners' (more do-gooders and 'kill-joys', no doubt) and all the 'crats involved - Its a 200 year-old tradition so 'butt out' and go 'get a life'!


AntiCitizenOne said...

Next year maybe a few Urgent 999 calls might get the PC service to leave the site?

Witterings From Witney said...

ACO, Logic dictates that if 'they' can ban an event, then an event should be able to ban 'them'! If only!

Anonymous said...

"...unofficial contests could jeopardise the chance of an official event happening next year..."

Translation: behave yourselves and do as we say, otherwise we won't let you play outside any more. Why? BECAUSE, that's why!

I'm delighted that some real people just did what they wanted to and told these erks where to go. It's just the response we should all give when events are banned for Elf n'Safety: UP YOURS, it's happening anyway, live with it.


Woodsy42 said...

The arrogance is breathtaking isn't it. The police now believe they have complete control of what people can do.