“Little Britain” shut down for now to be back soon

Dear friends and supporters of ”Little Britain“

please let me try to summarize what has been going on during the last weeks.

“Little Britain“ has enjoyed tremendous support from all sides. Neighbors, that I had no personal contact to before, came by assuring me of their support. People on the internet - and in “real life“ -  started petitions pro "Little Britain“ and collected all together thousands of signatures. Wanderers walking by on their way through the Kasbachtal told me that they could not understand why anybody would object what I had collected for “Little Britain“. The media almost worldwide kept on reporting about the uncertain future of “Little Britain“ after the local  administration had requested the shutdown of „Little Britain“ due to legal regulations.

These are some of the latest articles and interviews in English language:

The Times: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/germans-send-little-britain-packing-cjqf6ckjk

Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6126069/Expat-filled-German-garden-UK-memorabilia-ordered-scrap-Little-Britain-museum.html

Deutsche Welle: https://www.dw.com/en/germanys-little-britain-forced-to-close-down-for-now/a-45309545

BBC News: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-45403182

BBC Radio Nottingham (starting at 1 hour 53 minutes):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06hb4vg

BBC Radio Lincolnshire (starting at 1 hour 26 minutes:)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06hjc26#playt=01h26m36s

BBC (update starting at 12 minutes 40 seconds:)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06h2lnj

 

I must admit that I had misjudged the complexity of German regulations. Although the Centurion tank, Robin Hood’s Hideaway, the Queen and Mr. Bean’s Mini are all parked on my private property I still needed to obtain permission to show “Little Britain“ to the public – although it is all free to the public.

To make a long story a little shorter: The head of the district administration, Achim Hallerbach – who took interest in the future of “Little Britain” – invited the local mayor, local administration authorities and me and my family to have a meeting to find a solution to eventually save “Little Britain“.

To comply with the law and to avoid another Brexit I was asked to take down most of “Little Britain“ now and then go through the necessary steps to have „Little Britain“ legalized. I did so, and the process might take some time I was told. The Queen is now behind bars locked up in Robin Hood’s Hideaway while Peter Rabbit and friends wait patiently in their cage to be released again.
The Queen behind bars

This is a complicated story to explain to grown up people. It is even harder to tell children about it. They keep asking when Peter Rabbit is going to be back…

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