Local Government Against Fascism

According to Ripley & Heanor News, Heanor Town Council have joined the chorus of opposition to the BNP’s Red White and Blue festival and lodged an objection to the event being granted a licence by Amber Valley Borough Council.

Heanor Town Council object to BNP festival
Published Date: 06 June 2008
By Sarah Bould

A controversial BNP festival to be held for the second year running in Denby has been met with objections from Heanor Town Council.

The red, white and blue festival, organised by the British National Party was held on land owned by former BNP councillor Alan Warner at Codnor Denby Lane, for the first time in July.

Now an application to have live music and to serve alcohol at the second festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 15, 16 and 17, to be held at the same location, has been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council.

Speaking at the latest meeting of Heanor Town Council, Cllr Bob Moon said: “The town council have made a submission about the red, white and blue festival.

“Last year there was a lot of noise coming from the site, before and after the event with people making a lot of noise late into the night.”

The town council, which also objected to the event last year, nominated two members to attend the licensing meeting of the borough council on Tuesday, June 10, when a decision on whether to allow live music and alcohol at the event will be made.

Cllr Moon said that to be consistent the council would also object to another separate festival, called Chill Out, set to take place in Denby the following week.

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