Monday 27 May 2024

Nanny is watching

Iconic cheese-rolling event to go ahead today despite warning over 'mass casualties'

Gloucestershire's iconic cheese-rolling event will go ahead today, despite warnings of 'mass casualties' as hundreds of contestants hurl themselves down a 180m hill to catch a block of cheese...

The Safety Advisory Group said it was willing to assist organisers with the right documentation and insurance in place. Tewkesbury Borough Council said: “We would like to see evidence of safety documentation and risk-assessment processes.”

It leaves a chap wondering what kind of person would demand evidence of safety documentation and risk-assessment processes for an event like this. They won't give up though, they will be back next year and nobody will be surprised if the event is eventually squeezed into oblivion. 


Sam Vega said...

Chasing after it is just the tip of the iceberg of risk. You have to consider the cholesterol and obesity, the damage to the environment caused by producing it, and the hurt feelings of vegans.

A K Haart said...

Sam - all good points. Another point which seems to be unanswered is whether or not the cheese will be donated to a food bank afterwards.

Scrobs. said...

I just feel terrible about all the wild flowers which are flattenened by both the cheeses and the contestants!

Something has to be done!

A K Haart said...

Scrobs - and all the oppressed grass and disadvantaged dandelions.