A village fair which dates back to 1873 has fallen foul of environmental health chiefs for being too noisy.Because we should all sit quietly in our homes until night falls, never ever enjoying ourselves least someone is upset…
The Gooseberry Pie Fair in Galmpton, Devon, sees villagers parade a giant pie through the streets to traditional music from noon to 5pm.How many? We aren’t allowed to find out.
But the organisers have received an official warning after members of the public complained about the noise levels at this year's event, on July 5.
It could be two, or two thousand. No matter. One complaint is all complaints.
Torbay Council's letter to the Gooseberry Pie Fair committee said the department had received complaints from a number of residents about the music causing a disturbance.Oh, dear. That’s going to be a tough circle to square for the Notting Hill Carnival then, isn’t it?
It said: 'The music was live and amplified. This type of entertainment will require a Temporary Event Notice to be submitted in the future. Noise should not be at a level that causes a nuisance to neighbours or residents.'
Or will it get an exemption?