I was going to write something about how the BBC hadn’t produced a report on the Stony Stratford protest, when I found out that they had. And also that I’d got a whole 2 seconds to myself of the one minute clip. This time I’m squinting silently into the distance from behind my placard, almost as if the Bartlett brothers were going to come riding down Main Street at any minute, guns a-blazing.
It seemed quite an accurate report. Nothing I could find wrong with it.
Interestingly, it was the 4th most watched item on the BBC local website when I looked earlier this evening.
It pushed Brittany in battle against algae into 9th place, and Obama: I was dialling out for pizza into 12th place, although never seemed to quite have the legs of Sex party for German insurance staff somehow or other.
Pretty good showing for an area with a population of approaching 2.5 million (Bedfordshire 602,500, Hertfordshire 1,078,400, Buckinghamshire 725,400). That’s more than any city in Britain apart from London.
But AboutMyArea reports:
AboutMyArea/MK11 understands that the resolution for a “full smoking ban in the town council area of Stony Startford” has now been postponed until the Town Council meeting on 20th September. The other resolutions moved by Cllr Paul Bartlett are still due to be discussed and voted on tomorrow evening.
Why is it being postponed? Are they going to wait 2 months and hope the furore has died down, and they can pass the motion with nobody noticing?
Simon Clark has more on this development.