Twyn yr Odyn playing fields

Thank you for publishing my letter in last months “Whats On" magazine when I accused the Council of “Double Standards”. I have received a response and as promised I write to update you of their reply

I QUOTE – “No Analogy could reasonably be drawn between the two applications.

The BBC had already decided on their filming when

they approached the Council for assistance.

Had the Council refused to assist then this could have been viewed by residents as a failure by the Council to act to help alleviate possibly foreseeable problems arising for the residents."

From this reply can we therefore infer from this that any decision the BBC make with regard to filming has to be accommodated by Local Councils?

Originally the Council refused my application to place my Wedding Marquee in the field on grounds that it would “Set precedent and possibly damage the field”. Surely on that Sunday the BBC and others driving their vehicles in and out of the field were more likely to cause damage than my marquee?

At No point did I request to park cars in the field, which could have damaged the ground. I supplied the Council with contingencies for parking, rubbish disposal, H&S, Public Liability Bond etc etc…….

I remain disappointed and in my view “whats good for one is good for another” even if they are the prestigious BBC !

Therefore, I conclude that my original accusation of “Double Standards by the Council” remains unchanged.

Diane Stokes, Twyn-yr-Odyn