I set out below a copy of a private email I sent to some others moments ago.
"I spoke to Vicki Berry of "BBC SouthEast Today" today in another context. Her email is as above.
I think I may have succeeded in interesting her in the lunacies of the entertainment aspects of the Government's reform of licensing law - the death of folk music, the regulation of a single acoustic player in a pub, not to mention the licensing of carol-singing and church fun-raising concerts.
But she needs a local South East angle to hang it on.
Can she please have the name and contact details (including landline and mobile) of someone to talk to her about this from the Broadstairs perspective? Her email address is above.
Don, Clive, and Doug:
Don please email her your contact details (including landline) as the new organiser of the united Maidstone folk scene. I have mentioned you.
Clive please email her your contact details (including landline and mobile) as a local RNIB activist who is interested in the effect on the visually impaired. I have mentioned you.
Doug, I am sorry I did not think of the "local" angle on you first, but since you are one of the local folk superstars - a professional to boot, and an experienced local reporter of the local folk scene - and nearly got your one-man-show completely sabotaged at Broadstairs by the 2-n-a-bar rule, can you also please send her your contact details (including landline and mobile).
This is a big opportunity to get the reform of the two-in-a-bar rule on the map locally as well as a good follow up to my letter printed in the Express on Monday. Go for it!