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'Anti-Bilderberg' event application withdrawn
An application to hold a "family event" in a field opposite The Grove hotel while the Bilderberg Group is meeting there has been withdrawn.
The request for a temporary events notice in West Field at the junction of Hempstead Road and North Western Avenue was due to be considered this morning by Watford Borough Council’s licensing sub-committee.
The event had been planned to run from June 8 to June 12 and promises entertainment including folk music, children’s entertainers, face painting, craft workshops and stalls.
The application also sought a late night alcohol sales license.
Documents show Herts police objected to the application due to "concerns over possible crime and disorder linked to a nearby conference at The Grove".
Su Murray, the applicant who stood as a Green Party candidate in the recent county council elections, said she was organising a Green event but hoped to work with the people drawn to the area by the Bilderberg Meeting.
However, speaking on Tuesday she has since chosen to withdraw the application fearing it would become too disruptive to the public and could be over-run by anti-Bilderberg protestors.
Opponents of the shadowy meeting of world leaders from business, politics and academia are organising a fringe festival to coincide with the meeting next month.
An Occupy Bilderberg Facebook group already has more than 800 people listing themselves as attending.
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