A knitting group that has made thousands of items for premature babies claims it can no longer meet together at a library in England because its needles are “dangerous” and its members are “too noisy.”
The Knit ‘n’ Natter group, which has 20 to 30 members, has met at a library in Cramlington, Northumberland once a week for the past three years, according to The Inquisitr. However, the library has moved to a new location and the knitters have reportedly been banned from the building by Northumberland County Council.
The council reportedly stated that the new venue is too small to accommodate the group, but they are willing to grant them access if they split into small groups.
The Telegraph reports that one of the group’s founding members, Margaret Derrick, told the BBC, “We’ve been told different stories and different complaints and I don’t now know what to believe.
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“We’ve been told knitting needles are dangerous instruments and against health and safety policy.” She then added, “We’ve also been told that it’s because we are too noisy.”
Wayne Daley, Tory councillor for Cramlington North, was against the decision.
“I was told there were health and safety concerns over knitting needles – which is just barmy.”
Derrick said the knitters don’t want to split into smaller groups.