There has been much speculation for the reasoning so below is some background information on what happened.
Just below the Chairman’s letter is a scanned copy of the reply Graham has had back from Mr Fish of the Basildon County Council (Envrionmental Health)
Letter from the CVKS Chairperson
Over the past month, I have made numerous phone calls & sent emails to try and obtain a Pet Traders Licence for the club so that we could hold an Open Show which would also allow invited Koi Dealers to sell fish, we used to have a licence in 2002 / 2003.
I have also spoken to Gary Pritchard, Dave Baker, BKKS Show chairman Archie Dick with an aim to get more information regarding obtaining a licence.
The main communication has been with Mr Fish of the Environmental Health Services at Basildon Council as he is the Licencing officer.
I did not apply for a licence as it would obvious from the many conversations with him we would not get a one and the application alone was £260.
If we were to apply and get turned down, we would be able to appeal, but that would mean going to the high court which would involve Barristers / Solicitors etc and be very expensive to the club which we could not afford.
I have suggested to Alan that he approaches Rochford Council as they have just allowed a Budgie Show which is covered by the same legalisation that the Koi shows are covered by.
I have forwarded the final letter from Mr Fish below for your information.
Graham (Chair, Crouch Valley Koi Section)