THE organiser of a popular Volkswagen car show held annually in Elsecar for 17 years is furious that Barnsley Council asked him to move it elsewhere.

Simon McNamara has been running the 'Elsecar Mega Meet' every year from Elsecar Heritage Centre.

It took place this year on Easter Monday, attracting around 1,600 visitors who flocked to the village.

But Mr McNamara has now been told by Barnsley Council that the show will have to move on as it has "outgrown" the venue and there's not enough parking.

Mr McNamara, 35, of Wombwell, said: "They basically said people who wanted to enjoy Elsecar couldn't enjoy it anymore because of us. I'm still in shock.

"Why do they want to shut something that makes money and then complain they have no money? They want their heads testing."

A council spokeswoman added: "The VW event is very popular and has outgrown Elsecar Heritage Centre as a venue.

"The last event had a negative impact on visitors and local people and there wasn't enough car parking available.

"The organisers know that they will need to find a new venue for next year and we'll support them with this."

Simon is now in talks with Doncaster Council to move the show to the Doncaster area.