I have just read the Gazette for 12 August and although late in reading (due to family visitors invading me over the summer holidays).
Although the Dracula themed idea is novel, especially for the anniversary, I feel the whale spouting idea is wonderful and in keeping with the town and hope it goes ahead as it would be a spectacular sight and give our wonderful town even more reason to visit.
I would be surprised to find anyone who feels it might be deemed as distasteful as its not even a reference to whale hunting (which I cannot condone in any way) but a reference to how great a creature whales actually are.
The only negative I see from this idea is that my family and friends will want to come even more often.
Mrs L Price, by email