Monday, October 22, 2007

Ampthill made the news

Don't forget to visit:The Cooks Journal and is now ready for posting! If you have a food blog - come and tell us all about it.

...the food forum started on Saturday and we have quite a few foodies on there already, so I hope it will be useful to everyone to swap recipes, tips and whatever really to do with food. There are loads of food blogs out there - so I have set up a section for everyone to post about their blogs and also a section for when they update it :)

Well an amazing story seems to have 'evolved' from the Ampthill forum. A little snippet from a local Councillors blog was posted on there about the carnival bunting still being up...

"Ampthill Festival Bunting - The reason that the Festival Bunting is still up arises from the fact that due to local health and safety advice the local fire brigade are unable to take the bunting down. The Festival committee has always appreciated their assistance in the past and is working towards getting them down."

The local paper (who we suspect often pop into the forum as we have been quoted in the paper before!)...ran it as a front page story...and then all of the nationals and news on the TV have got hold of it. Somehow blown out of all proportion - "a massive row" was quoted on the ITV Anglia news, they actually came to the town to cover the story! AMAZING.

Whereas the people of Ampthill are not happy about the cancellation of their firework display that is organised by the Lions at the Ampthill Park, somehow negotiations between the Lions and the Ampthill Town Council (owners of the park) have broken down and it has been cancelled! Fab eh?

I was going to pop down to the town to make my third TV appearance....but didn't make time!

1 comment:

Rachel Lewis said...

Hurrah for the Ampthill Forum... rivalling Reuters and CNN for covering the news stories that really matter...lol! ;-)

Rachel xx