I apologise too. Your point is entirely reasonable and right Mr Hatts. I would like to point out however that my comment was not "silly". It was meant to be pointed and sarcastic. It was, therefore, somewhat mean-spirited and for that I apologise too. Sorry.
How about the park on Leathermarket street - does anyone know what happens re: the community hall there - that might provide a bit of the best of both worlds - if it was fine you could use areas of the park and if the weather wasn't great you could maybe have marquees and the community hall (although I don't know how big it is) - I don't think that park gets used enough, and it's a lovely spot.