My phone hasn't stopped ringing this evening with residents concerned about the sudden appearence of a "funfair" on the corner of Haughton Road and McMullen Road.
In fact, when the 7 Haughton Councillors saw what was taking place on Sunday, we agreed to chase this matter up first thing on Monday morning as a priority.
We now know that the funfair is renting the land having sought none of the permissions from the Council which are necessary to operate. We received the following email from the Assistant Dircetor this afternoon;
"I am of the view that if the fair goes ahead it will cause serious disruption for local residents, particularly from the perspectives of noise, parking and traffic congestion, and probably public disorder.
Having taken legal advice we are hoping to seek an injunction through the courts and I am now arranging for officers to put together witness statements that will support the application for injunction."
The Haughton Councillors are working together to ensure that this legal push is receiving support from the highest levels. I'll blog further as the matter develops.