Agree absolutely with Lynne.
The Press Release omits to say whether EDDC has approved all the licensing, health & safety, site and insurance arrangements for outdoor events. I understand they have not as yet.
A senior council official told me last night that so far as he was aware EDDC hasn't yet received any licence applications.
Nothing has been approved as yet.
I'm told there have been preliminary discussions with the people organising Sidmouth 2005 but none of the arrangements for outdoor sites and marquees are approved yet though he did point out that indoor venues could be used without needing any additional approvals.
Hopefully such matters will be resolved in due course.
As you say Lynne, not sure how anyone can have an opinion of something that not only hasn't happened yet but hasn't even got any of the approvals that will be required for use of the arena or any outdoor venues and marquees.
We all await further news with interest.