Minding his own business and creating good will while he does it is just too much for council officials.
My guess, the yearly tradition offended certain ears.
Threatened with court – for playing Christmas music at flower stall
Alan Poole, who raises money for the Children’s Hospital described council decision as ‘nonsense’
Rotunda Square stallholder Allan Poole with daughter Roxanne
A Birmingham florist is at the centre of a ding-dong with council officials after they ordered him to stop playing Christmas carols – or face court action.
But last night Allan Poole, whose city centre Yuletide display raises money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, refused to mistle-toe the line.
He has vowed to continue with the seasonal soundtrack and have his day in court.
There will be no silent nights – or days, for that matter – at his stall until magistrates ban the music.
The 52-year-old, who has manned Central Flowers stall in the city centre for close on 40 years and broadcast traditional tinsel songs for over a decade, told the Sunday Mercury: “This is a nonsense. It’s Christmas and I’m playing Christmas music like every other trader.”
Allan Poole’s Rotunda Square stall
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