Thank you for the response below - and your formatting is fine.
I would like to assure you that non-violence is a strict ethos on all environmental protests. As such there will be no risk that any participants on our sponsored cycle ride will commit serious public disorder, serious damage to property or serious disruption to the life of the community. In fact most of them are middle aged women and would not even dream of contemplating such action.
By contrast, we do hope that you have noticed that your potential charge sheet relates to all aspects of the Air Tattoo. The air show deliberately creates serious noise and disruption for several days across the normally beautiful sky of the Cotswolds disrupting peoples lives and the normal rhythms of nature. In case you haven't noticed, their flier this year states they will be, "the loudest celebration on earth." Many local people recognize how successful they are at this and are forced to leave their homes over the weekend; we will be delighted to introduce you to noise experts such as John Stewart if you need further evidence on noise.
I do also hope that you noticed that they have had as a charitable objective for some years the aim of "supporting aviation in all its guises." This industry has done more than any other to subvert the science of climate change, which ultimately will cause more serious damage to property than any sponsored bike ride can manage. Then of course, there is the slight issue of the arms being sold and flaunted, which are also seriously damaging property throughout the planet.
And, finally a sponsored bike ride will not cause that much disruption to the local community as compared to a hundred thousand motorists and the carcinogenic pollution from an air show.
Given your concerns above, I will be delighted to join you for a bike ride around the perimeter of the Air Base. I look forward to a pleasurable cycle and hopefully finishing in one of the many very nice pubs in the area, where it will be my pleasure to buy the first pint.
I would propose the afternoon of the 20th June, starting at about 4 pm. Please confirm that this is convenient.
Best regards, thank you for your patience and I look forward to meeting you.
--- On Mon, 13/6/11, Ravenscroft, Mark
From: Ravenscroft, Mark
Subject: RE: Air Tattoo
To: "Kev Climate Column"
Date: Monday, 13 June, 2011, 19:57
Conscious i promised a more complete answer today.. I'm doing this on mobile phone, please excuse the lack of formatting.
Spontaneous procession, and pre-planned, where a senior police officer or chief constable reasonably believes there may be serious public disorder, or serious damage to property or serious disruption to the life of the community may impose conditions to prevent.. Under section 12 public order act 1986.
Section 14 of the same act covers procession in the same way.
Procession is defined as 2 or more people with a common purpose in motion.
Both are commonly used when there is no pre-agreement on protest, or where what was agreed is deviated from.
What i'd like to do is ensure that a no suprises approach ensures we have no need of such legislation whilst you still get the protest you want.
The road network around fairford is altered considerably for the air show, and to plan a cycle ride (mass or otherwise) you need to understand/know the amendments.
Happy to share this with you, but would like to do so in the context of knowing what you want to do..
Hope this helps for now - let me know what next..
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From: Kev Climate Column
Sent: 11 June 2011 10:22
To: Ravenscroft, Mark
Subject: RE: Air Tattoo