I am a regular reader and have been following the story of the man-basket rides at SED for The Lighthouse Club.
Following the Milton Keynes Environmental Health department instructing the crane hirer to not carry out the stunt, I asked myself the question: 'What about bungee-jumping?'
Surely this activity is not 'an exceptional circumstance for construction' and is definitely 'a form of entertainment'. The risks involved are far greater than simply taking people up and down in a basket and the ride was all for charity.
I am sure that a large amount of money would have been raised if the event had taken place and I can't think of a better way of seeing the entire SED event.
Would the crane hirers have objected so much if a cherry picker had been used for the event?
Graeme Atkinson, construction engineering management student, Loughborough University, Leicestershire