Bee movie is banned in Biggar

Vanishing of the bees - Janet Moxley.
Vanishing of the bees - Janet Moxley.

ASTONISHMENT has greeted an attempt to ban a film show in Biggar’s Corn Exchange as, far from being a blue movie, it’s a harmless ‘bee movie’.

Now South Lanarkshire Council has been accused of making a bumbling decision in trying to prevent the local members of the Green Party screening the documentary on the alarming decrease in the world bee population on the grounds that it is a ”political” event and in contravention of the lease under which the Biggar Theatre Workshop Trust run the building.

Although a compromise has been reached and the January 18 screening of ‘The Vanishing of the Bees’ will go ahead, there has been a stinging reaction to the council’s attitude from Biggar Green activist Dr Janet Moxley.

She said: “The council’s issue is that it views an event which may raise money for a political party as an unacceptable use of the Corn Exchange which it leases to Biggar Theatre Workshop Trust.”

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