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Calls to ban Lady Boys of Bangkok from Meadows

posted 26 Feb 2013, 05:35 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 26 Feb 2013, 05:39 ]

The second wettest summer on record has led to calls for the Lady Boys of Bangkok to be banned from the Meadows to prevent their equipment and huge crowds of fans causing damage to the Capital’s green space.

City chiefs have been urged to reject a planning application from the group to hold their regular show at the central parkland this August as part of the Edinburgh Festival.

Calls have also been made for the council to improve drainage at the site if more large shows are to be held there.

Parts of the Meadows remain waterlogged after the Capital suffered roughly twice its average rainfall last year for the three months from June to August of 180mm.