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Bilderberg Fringe organisers apply for Temporary Events Notice for Cassiobury Park event
The main protest against the Bilderberg group meeting next month is likely to be held in Cassiobury Park, the Watford Observer can reveal.
Organisers of the Bilderberg Fringe have applied for a Temporary Events Notice (TEN) to hold an event in the town-centre park from June 7 to June 9.
The TEN application is for a "Family-oriented festival featuring entertainment including bands, DJs, speakers, public debate, theatre and art. Music genres are folk, jazz, world music and reggae.”
The application also seeks permission to sell food, cider and ale (but no spirits) until 2am and play amplified music until 11pm.
The council confirmed a new application to host an event in Cassiobury Park was received on May 28 and is being considered.
Thousands of activists are expected to descend on Watford to protest the secretive and controversial meeting of politicians, billionaire business leaders, media moguls and royals at the The Grove hotel.
This is the first time in 15 years the annual meeting has been held in the UK and cabinet minister Ken Clarke, billionaire PayPal owner Peter Thiel and Henri de Castries, the Chairman and CEO of AXA, are expected to be among the attendees.
The Bilderberg Welcoming Committee, which is organising events around the meeting, says demonstrators will use the event to call for "transparency in politics; and those for corporations and banks responsible to be held properly accountable for tax avoidance, the LIBOR fraud and misselling".
Hannah Borno, spokesman for the group, said: "Cassiobury Park was chosen because of its proximity to The Grove and the fact it would cause the minimum disruption to nearby residents."
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