Urgent assistance

Just gone into Honiton (Devon) Royal British Legion to volunteer to sell Poppy's from Monday to be told that the local council have only allowed the sale on the high street two days before the 9th (Friday/Saturday), I am in the process of e-mailing Angela Browning the local MP and the outrage bus is first paraded.......any assistance gratefully received as to what to do.

Honiton is an old garrison town with a number of old airbases near including the one which the 101st Airborne took of from in June 1944,


Emailed the following to the council, (e-mail address: towncouncil @ honiton.gov.uk)

Dear Councillors,
I have been informed that Honiton council are allowing poppy sales on the streets of the town (which has a long association with the Armed Forces) for two days only these days being Friday 9 and Saturday 10 November.

You are, I am sure, aware of the good work carried out by the Royal British Legion (Registered Charity No. 219279) much of whose funding comes from the annual poppy sales in the two weeks preceding Remembrance Day (11 November).

I am sure there must have been some misunderstanding, and that you will clarify the situation by cofirming that the sales of poppies will be allowed prior to those dates.

I look forward to an early and positive reply.

Per Ardua
Cheers Rock
Nothing councils do really surprises me any more, but this takes the biscuit. writing to them is all well and good but the chances of you getting a satisfactory response, and in time, are slim. I would be inclined to completely ignore their restriction and carry on regardless. Hell, I would probably make a point of selling poppies outside the council HQ and dare the twats to take enforcement action. Political suicide for them if they do. Can you imagine the headlines?
I asked if I could do that but the RBL guidlines are to obey the law!!!!!

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