BRASSED OFF AT CUTS TO WHIT FRIDAY MARCH CONTESTS sign now

THE WHIT FRIDAY MARCH CONTESTS, DURING WHICH SADDLEWORTH VILLAGES BECOME A FOCAL POINT FOR BRASS BANDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, ARE UNDER THREAT.

THIS YEAR'S CONTEST AT SCOUTHEAD IS GOING TO BE THE LAST.

NOW LANCASHIRE POLICE AND REPRESENTATIVES OF OLDHAM COUNCIL ARE HINTING THAT IT IS NO LONGER FEASIBLE TO GO AHEAD WITH THIS ANNUAL EVENT, AND THE EVENT AS A WHOLE IS UNDER THREAT.

THE MARCH CONTESTS PROVIDE A BOOST FOR LOCAL TOURISM, AND ARE VISITED BY BOTH PLAYERS AND SPECTATORS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

THIS EVENT IS A BIG PART OF OUR HERITAGE, NOT JUST FOR PLAYERS BUT THE FANTASTIC PEOPLE IN THE VILLAGES WHO HAVE SUPPORTED US FOR DECADES.

IT'S ALSO SAD THAT THE WHIT FRIDAY MARCH CONTESTS ARE GOING TO COME TO AN END WHEN BRASS BANDS ARE ENJOYING A REVIVAL AND YOUNG PEOPLE ARE PICKING UP INSTRUMENTS AND JOINING OUR RANKS, AFTER A DEARTH OF YOUNG TALENT IN THE 80'S AND 90'S.

PLEASE, PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND KEEP OUR ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE ALIVE.

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Lancashire Police, Oldham Council, Culture and Heritage Minister

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International brass bands

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