Parade: Goldwings a great spectacle

On Saturday last I was one of hundreds of people who went to the foreshore in Scarborough to see the Honda Goldwing parade. This event, a fundraiser for the RNLI, was yet again a wonderful spectacle of light and sound enjoyed by young and old. However, it won’t be seen here next year or ever again, reportedly the victim of health and safety rules imposed by Scarborough Borough Council.

It is tempting to rant about health and safety gone mad, and the council is an easy target for criticism.

Can someone who knows the facts please explain? Were the Goldwing Club volunteers incapable of marshalling their event? Did the council really charge a charity £1,500 to close streets and control the crowds?

GR Thompson

Prince of Wales Terrace

Scarborough