22 November 2018
COMMENT - The PERSONAL comments of your webmaster
We have lived in the village for over 40 years and have
helped run HorstedKeynes.Com since 1996. The following are the views of one
of your webmasters and are presented here to foster discussion.
Last week I visited the church to watch the excellent
production of Joseph - well done to all concerned. What caught my eye was
the small table at the back where they were not only selling the staple of
church events that's teas, coffees, and excellent cakes but wine too. Don't
get me wrong I am not in any way anti drinking and what people do for
themselves is up to them.
However at the Saturday afternoon production there were
children present with their parents. I saw in several cases people who
seemed to drink more than was reasonable given they were driving.
The Government (sic) recommend just one large glass of wine
per night. In one case I clearly saw one person drink THREE large glasses of
red wine and then later the same person driving their children home! Surely
this is dangerous? I will accept that the "barpeople" may have been
inexperienced but the glasses were very large and the servings unmeasured
and somewhat over generous. Surely the drivers were over the legal limit?
So I ask, should the committee sell alcohol at such events
in the future? Yes profits need to be made but was the church licenced to
sell alcohol? We got a very long and in my opinion over detailed speech
about what happened if a fire broke out - or the electricity went off -
before each performance. Perhaps other things should have been mentioned
Your comments please.