Video - Florist told to stop playing Christmas Carols or face court

A festive florist has blasted Scrooge council chiefs after they threatened him with court for playing CHRISTMAS carols at his stall.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 7th December 2015, 1:06 pm
Allan Poole, 52 who runs a florist stall in Birmingham Rotunda Square, has been ordered by a Birmingham City Council officials to stop playing Christmas carols or face court action. See News Team copy NTIMUSIC. Alan who has manned Central Flowers stall in the city centre for the 40 years and as broadcast traditional tinsel songs for over a decade, said This is a nonsense. Its Christmas and Im playing Christmas music like every other trader the business is a third generation long-running family business
Allan Poole, 52 who runs a florist stall in Birmingham Rotunda Square, has been ordered by a Birmingham City Council officials to stop playing Christmas carols or face court action. See News Team copy NTIMUSIC. Alan who has manned Central Flowers stall in the city centre for the 40 years and as broadcast traditional tinsel songs for over a decade, said This is a nonsense. Its Christmas and Im playing Christmas music like every other trader the business is a third generation long-running family business

Dad Allan Poole, 52, has manned the stand in Birmingham for almost 40 years and raises money for a local children’s hospital with his Yuletide display.

The florist has broadcast traditional Christmas songs for the last ten years but was stunned when he received a letter from Birmingham City Council on Wednesday (2/12).

Incredibly, Scrooge bosses in the authority’s environmental department said he was in breach of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.

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Allan Poole, 52 who runs a florist stall in Birmingham Rotunda Square, has been ordered by a Birmingham City Council officials to stop playing Christmas carols or face court action. See News Team copy NTIMUSIC. Alan who has manned Central Flowers stall in the city centre for the 40 years and as broadcast traditional tinsel songs for over a decade, said This is a nonsense. Its Christmas and Im playing Christmas music like every other trader the business is a third generation long-running family business

The council have accused Allan of advertising his business through the sound system and threatened him with court if he doesn’t turn off the festive tunes.