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The British Government is considering making it a legal requirement in the new tax year to introduce a law that forces anyone applying or re-applying for an entertainment license to have a noise control device fitted to the venue. For live music venues, this will be the final nail in the coffin because these devices are ridiculously low. It’ll also affect theatres, pubs, comedy venues, schools, universities – you name it.
I urge anyone who has had enough of the Labour government’s OTT bureaucracy and nanny attitude to sign the following petition at: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/NoNoiseControl.
Later start today; an early morning appointment with my fortune teller meant I never got into work until 10am, and boy did that feel weird. Getting up at 8am felt like sleeping in until the middle of the afternoon – just plain weird.
Worked with Lennox over lunch – got some good work done and we’re flowing again. There are some major edits I’m going to have to make after this first draft is complete; scenes that belong much later in the book. I’m putting those to one side for the moment and just getting on with it now.
Spent some time with a web client – my wife; quite a lot of minor updates to her site making it a largish job. She also wants a client login section, which will be a real test of my skills to get that going.
Started putting together next month’s newsletter; struggled to find much to put in it, though.
Read some more of Day by AL Kennedy. I’m beginning to lose focus with it, which is disappointing. It grabbed me from the outset but it seems to be losing something. It’s beautifully written, I’m just not getting more of it as I get into it. Hopefully it will turn round.