Update ahead of Colesdale Farm summer events
Local people are advised to use contact details provided by the organiser of a series of events at Colesdale Farm this summer.
The council's licensing committee revoked the event organiser's licence following similar events last year, when informal discussion failed to resolve concerns raised by people living in Northaw, Cuffley and the surrounding area.
The decision to revoke the licence has been appealed, and a date for the appeal hearing is yet to be set by the Magistrates Court. Until that hearing takes place, the licence is effectively restored which means the events can go ahead.
Legally, therefore, the council is unable to take further action, although it continues to work with the licence holder. Reduced capacity, additional security, better waste management, and changes to noise and traffic plans have all been put in place, and the event organisers have shared contact details in case of queries or concerns.
Cllr Nick Pace, the council's Cabinet member responsible for public health, said:
Although the council's licensing committee revoked the licence, legally we are unable to do anything more while an appeal is underway. That said, we are hopeful that the licence holders have taken on board advice from us and other authorities to make it a better event for them and for local people.
I would urge local people to use the dedicated email address and hotline if they have any concerns, queries or comments. If you are still unhappy, you can report noise complaints to us online or by calling the out of hours contact centre on 0800 111 4484.
Who to contact if you have concerns:
This can be used for queries in advance of the events.
Hotline: 07448 943967
This number will be available from 10am on each show day until 1hr 30mins after the show closes. It can be used to report any ASB, noise or waste management concerns.
The events will take place on the following dates:
● Saturday 11 June 2022
● Saturday 9 and Saturday 16 July 2022
● Saturday 20 and Sunday 28 August 2022
These will be ticketed and for over 18s only.