Blogger Dick Puddlecote has been outstanding in arranging this event.
On July 19th, Councillor Paul Bartlett will petition Stony Stratford Council to ban smoking anywhere in the town.
In advance of this, why don’t we all pop along to his backyard and question the wisdom of such an absurd idea.
We’ll be meeting at The Vaults Bar – a * real* traditional ‘local’ in the High Street opposite the church – at lunchtime on Saturday 16th July, where the Landlord is offering us exclusive use of the main bar facing onto the street, as well as the run of his comfortable courtyard. Here is a Google map and full address: The Vaults Bar High Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1AQ.
We’re hoping for press interest, so bring banners, posters, balloons, or whatever else takes your fancy. The pub landlord is happy for you to display them.
This is an open event, so please invite freedom-loving – smoking or non-smoking – friends of your choice to send a message to Bartlett and his council, that the proposed ban is ridiculous, harmful to the town, and totalitarian by its very nature.
Further plans for the day will follow.
UPDATE 6/7/2011: The head of the local Chamber of Commerce is going to be supporting the event, arguing the damage that the ban will do to local businesses.
Another speaker – Bill Etheridge will be attending and speaking on behalf of The Freedom Association.
The Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167029446697765
Please invite your friends and family.