“They said we couldn’t have two Santas in one Christmas market because it would traumatise the children.
“It was absolute nonsense. I couldn’t believe it.
“We were not collecting any money or breaking any rules, we were just there to entertain the children.”The notion that children from Canvey Island, of all places, might be traumatised by two Santa Clauses (Clausii?) might just cause you to choke on a mince pie...
“I didn’t get the feeling the council wanted to do it or cause any trouble, because we work with them very closely, but they had been scared into doing by some objectors.
“It was such a shame because the people at GMD supplies worked really hard to make the sleigh look fantastic.”That just sums up so much, doesn't it?