Sidney parks bylaw on hosting paid events should be revised by town

Reader writes about Sidney's park bylaw that disallows ticketed events in the bandshell

Re: Open Sidney’s bandshell (Our View, Aug. 24)

By all means, the park bylaw should be revisited and reworded to allow ticketed events.

On the letters page in the paper of the same date is a comment from a Beacon Avenue business owner regarding how we can attract visitors to Sidney. What could be better than new forms of concerts and shows to draw visitors to Sidney?

What a real shame Shakespeare by the Sea was turned down. Hopefully they will be encouraged to try again next year.

Having known Joan Ballenger, who spearheaded the drive to get a ‘proper’ venue at Beacon Park for entertainment, I know she’d be the first one in line to address council to allow other productions be welcomed.

As the editorial notes, obviously seats would be ticketed, but lots of vantage points on the periphery for those whose budgets don’t allow attending shows could be available as well.

Brenda Harfield

Sidney