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Why is Blackpool excluded?

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Mollygo Fri 18-Sep-20 19:53:26

AIBU to wonder if it’s more about the illuminations than the rate of infection.
We will be in lockdown even though our infections per 100,00 are way lower than Blackpool, but we have no lights!

2020convert Fri 18-Sep-20 19:57:10

Of course it’s got to be money! Just like, right at the beginning, Cheltenham Races went ahead.

Chewbacca Fri 18-Sep-20 19:58:29

A lot of money is generated in Blackpool during the September illumination. Money talks. Apparently.

lemongrove Fri 18-Sep-20 20:02:27

Yes, probably an economic decision.

Callistemon Fri 18-Sep-20 20:09:35

Why is there a lockdown in Caerphilly?

Because a coach load of people from there went to the Doncaster Races, stopping at various hostelries enroute. Three of them were waiting for their results of COVID tests.

Curlywhirly Fri 18-Sep-20 20:10:33

Well, I did wonder, but it all makes sense now 🤔

MawB2 Fri 18-Sep-20 20:21:29

Well at least the Flying Handbag Club will be safe!

MawB2 Fri 18-Sep-20 20:22:18

Callistemon

Why is there a lockdown in Caerphilly?

Because a coach load of people from there went to the Doncaster Races, stopping at various hostelries enroute. Three of them were waiting for their results of COVID tests.

A classic example of irresponsible, if not downright criminal behaviour!

Callistemon Fri 18-Sep-20 20:23:00

grin

We could all go there!

How many are allowed in ?

Callistemon Fri 18-Sep-20 20:23:44

Sorry, that was in response to the FH Club post.

Callistemon Fri 18-Sep-20 20:24:26

It was highly irresponsible.
People don't care.

MawB2 Fri 18-Sep-20 20:25:21

Callistemon

grin

We could all go there!

How many are allowed in ?

Only 6 presumably - not much of a wild night out!

Callistemon Fri 18-Sep-20 20:26:05

There could be at least six in there already
👜

Urmstongran Fri 18-Sep-20 20:52:22

You beat me to that comment Maw! Shucks. I only viewed the thread to say so!

grumppa Fri 18-Sep-20 21:24:17

Is at a demographic decision? Are the majority of Blackpoolers (Sablepudlians?) old and expendable?

BBbevan Sat 19-Sep-20 09:29:41

I think the rugby club was from Rhoda Cynon Taf * Callistemon* The partner of one member said they were only doing the same as they did last year . Say no more !!!!

Callistemon Sat 19-Sep-20 09:44:20

Oh, I beg Caerphilly's pardon!

BBbevan apparently the club manager is very annoyed at the club being named by the Welsh Health Minister as he said the outing was not organised by the club and that apparently the group went to Doncaster but not to the actual races.
That reminds me of Bill Clinton who said he smoked marijuana 'but didn't inhale'.

Kalu Sat 19-Sep-20 10:05:55

And here it is: I was about to put it on the Handbag thread😂

MawB2 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:15:49

Perhaps the owners, staff or clientele have influence in high places?

Never forget though, the higher they climb........etc

trustgone4sure Sat 19-Sep-20 10:27:27

I heard that Blackpool illuminations are on untill Christmas this year.
And yes it`s all down to money.

EllanVannin Sat 19-Sep-20 10:39:59

This has proved that it's all about money ( greed ) !
Lockdown ? What a con.

BBbevan Sat 19-Sep-20 11:31:06

Thank you Callistemon , being from near Caerphilly myself. 😗

Callistemon Sat 19-Sep-20 11:42:41

I'm not that far away but did decline when told I could go to the hospital in Caerphilly for my appointment. If they let me into Caerphilly, would they let me out again?

Georgesgran Sat 19-Sep-20 12:03:26

Mollygo - exactly what I said to DH this morning. We are still amazed Crufts went ahead in March - but a huge moneyspinner for the KC, so although they made the ‘right noises’ it was never going to be cancelled last minute. First year I’d missed for a decade - another time, perhaps?

midgey Sat 19-Sep-20 12:20:30

The only reason the bus trippers didn’t go to the races is because the races had the doors closed overnight, so race goers on Friday then shut down for Saturday!