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Bedford Park Concerts Get the Go-Ahead for 2021

October 9, 2020 6:00 PM
Originally published by Bedford Borough Liberal Democrats

Cllr Sarah GallagherBedford Borough Council's Licensing Committee Chair has spoken of the importance of events and culture and how people are looking ahead to being able to get together again for live entertainment, following the publication this afternoon of the decision to grant a licence for the 2021 Bedford Park Concerts. She adds that the Bedford Park Concerts bring excitement to thousands and have a 'track record' as a safe and successful event.

Liberal Democrat Cllr and (Licensing Act 2003) Licensing Committee Chair Cllr Sarah Gallagher, who chaired this week's hearing on the application for the Bedford Park Concerts, said: "The Bedford Park Concerts bring enjoyment and excitement to thousands, and having carefully considered the application and all contributions we are pleased to approve the return of this major event in 2021. The decision comes with appropriate conditions which both protect local residents from potential adverse impacts and enable the organisers to once again put on a successful series of concerts.'

"This is an incredibly tough time for the events and arts sectors, and it's a time when people are looking forward to occasions when they can once again get together in numbers and enjoy live entertainment. It's important we are supportive of events and culture locally, where there is evidence that they will be safe and successful and especially where there is a track record of this, as in the case of the Bedford Park Concerts."

The minutes of the hearing, including details of the decision, are available at http://www.councillorsupport.bedford.gov.uk/documents/b15359/Decision%20Notice%2007th-Oct-2020%2010.00%20Licensing%20Act%202003%20Licensing%20Sub-Committee.pdf?T=9