Haven’t visited these forums for a while and have just been to post on the Marathon thread and thought I would have a look around, came across the Santa Dash thread and surprise, surprise.. RL still courting controversy! No change there then.
It did make me smile to read that 'someone' thought Nurse Gladys was me (or AV whoever he is!), I can say its definitely not me unless I have had the op and had a kid all in the space of a couple of months!
Sorry John you are just going to have to accept that there are a lot of people who do see the ‘big picture’ with RL and realise what they are all about.
For information – received 19th December via email ______________________________________________________________ Mersey Marathon 2008 Liverpool Culture CompanyLiverpool City CouncilPO Box 2008Municipal BuildingDale StreetLiverpoolwww.liverpool08.com To whom it may concern Thanks for being so patient while we sifted through all the submissions we received for cultural cleaning. Unfortunately organising the infrastructure for such a large-scale project like a Marathon is not going to be possible at this late stage. While we appreciate this will not be the answer you had hoped for, it was decided that the outcomes of your proposal would not specifically contribute to 2008 over and above what is already planned. The short-listing process took into account not only the impact and relevance the project would have upon Liverpool during 2008, but also how it would enhance or innovate over and above the existing Capital of Culture 2008 programme. We also carefully considered the scale of the project, how much support it required and how close to delivery the project is, as these are all important factors when being realistic about the extent of external support the newly established Cultural Cleaning is likely to provide. Non-addition into the Open culture project does not mean we consider the project to have no value or that this is the end of the road: and we encourage you to pursue other avenues towards making your project a reality for 2009. Best Wishes Phil Redmond and the Open Culture Team