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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 too.

Your comments please.

Rob

 

 

 


               

 

   
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