‘No doubt they will be given one more chance’

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Readers react to the news next year’s young farmers’ event in Blackpool has been put ‘on hold’. It follows an ‘appalling’ display of behaviour by some young farmers during the first May bank holiday, which left the future of the event in doubt

Young farmers –a vital cash injection or more trouble than they are worth?

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

We revealed on Thursday how next year’s young farmers’ event in Blackpool has been put ‘on hold’.

READ MORE: Next year's young farmers' event in Blackpool 'on hold' as organisers boot out members

The decision was announced in a joint statement from Blackpool Council and the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC).

It follows an ‘appalling’ display of behaviour by some young farmers during the first May bank holiday, which left the future of the event in doubt.

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

Talks were held between the authority, federation, and police, and a number of young farmers have been booted out of the federation.

The event, held at the Winter Gardens and celebrated in bars across the resort, brought a welcome cash injection – an estimated £4m – but the sight of drunken debauchery and petty criminality sparked anger among residents.

READ MORE: Future of young farmers' event in doubt after federation admits behaviour on show in Blackpool was 'appalling'

Here’s your comments

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

‘On hold’ frankly isn’t good enough.

Every single time they’ve come here we’ve had the same level of disrespect for the town and its people from the group.

It should be an outright ban on them being allowed back ever.

The only ones who don’t complain about them being here are the disreputable bars who welcome them, and the low end hotels who allow them to stay.

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

In other words, the people who make money off them, but don’t put anything back into the town as a whole. Seriously, how does a bar making £300,000 do anything for the town?

They aren’t paying that in tax, or investing in improving the area or doing anything with it to attract people the rest of the year, or even giving it to the lowly bar staff as bonuses.

It’s just pure profit that does nothing for 99 per cent of this town’s residents or those that come here to have fun without wanting to be exposed to the kind of behaviour the farmers always bring.

The general public, family holiday makers, store owners, taxi drivers and everyone else who has to deal with them do not welcome them at all.

They destroy property, cause disturbance, and put people off ever returning, or wanting to enter the areas anywhere near them when here.

John Whitehouse

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

Market Street, Blackpool, during the young farmers weekend (Picture: Alex Ayan Miklos/Facebook)

I arrived for my holiday in Blackpool just after they’d left.

Everyone seemed to still be in shock.

I heard someone urinated in an aisle at Sainsbury’s. why would Blackpool want them back?

They may have brought revenue but it doesn’t seem worth it. Other tourists would be put off forever.

Milly Toastling

Sounds like this article is something of a whitewash to appease the general public by the council.

No doubt to be followed in a few weeks with an update saying one more chance..

Chris Moorhouse

I will never go again on any weekend they are there, I check their website now to see when they are going

Terry Royle

I think the majority of the town would rather not see them here ever again

Julie Manning

Trust me – they are wanted by a lot of hotels including mine

Nick Jarvis

No, keep them out unless Blackpool Council isn’t serious about their regeneration plans

Skoffins

On hold means they are looking like they will do something about it, in reality, it will go ahead as usual

Donna Pasquill

It won’t be cancelled....one pub alone took over £100k over that weekend...it won’t get cancelled

Wilky

Good riddance.

Only people making money are the ones selling them overpriced alcohol

Diane Thompson

Nothing will happen, they will be back because money talks

Peter Mowbray

Change the date at the very least, it should not be the same weekend as a bank holiday weekend

Dylan Drake

Let them go elsewhere

Carl O’Hara

Best weekend of the year!

Cat Wigley