Forums The Vibe Chat "NEWSTEAD TREEFEST SUPPORTS THE CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND COMMUNITY EVENTS"

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    AvatarTank Girl
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    Under recent ACPO guidance (“Guidance on charging for police services” ACPO 2005) police forces around the country have been charging community events such as community arts and music events for the cost of policing.

    Under the ACPO guidance any event with a few stalls, stewards and a stage / entertainment license can be charged for the cost of policing. We believe that community events fulfill a vital service in our society promoting community cohesion, encouraging community engagement and generally being a force for good in society, all of these are key national indicators of the department for culture media and sport (DCMS).

    Community events are often organised by volunteers and the events run on a shoestring budget, they cannot afford the additional cost of policing. This is why we urge you to safeguard the future of community events by stopping the police charging them.

    Please sign the petition:

    Petition to: stop the charging of community events for the cost of the policing. | Number10.gov.uk

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    #1204157
    Avatarjoshd96320
    Participant

    definitely support this one ;O

    #1204151
    AvatarAnonymous

    Dear Partyvibe Types,

    Small festivals and community run arts and music events are under threat from the association of chief police officers (ACPO) and we need your help!!

    Around the country police forces are beginning to implement the ACPO guidance on charging events, in practice this means that any event, even community run and charity events, with a few stewards, some stalls and a music license are now liable to be slapped with a HUGE bill for the policing costs. This is threatening the future of a large number of the small festivals we all know and love, these events are often run by volunteers on shoestring budgets and they simply can’t afford it.

    We urge the government to defend the future of these events and stop these unfair charges.

    Please sign the petition online at

    http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/communityevents/

    and join the facebook group at

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=76854665212&ref=mf

    Cheers

    Ozzy

    Strawberry Fair East Stage Production Manager & Campaign to Defend Community Events

    PS. and if you think the police are running this protection racket because they are short of funds they clearly aren’t, cambridgeshire police spent £82,000 of taxpayers money on a self help guru… http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cn_news_home/displayarticle.asp?id=434086

    PPS. if you run an event and would like to join the long list of supporting events please email your contact details to ozzy@strawberry-fair.org.uk

    #1204156
    AvatarTank Girl
    Participant
    #1204153
    Avatargloballoon
    Participant

    just saw this and thought i’d post it up

    Quote:
    Under recent guidance from the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) local police forces have been charging community arts and music events for the cost of policing.

    Any community event with a stage / entertainment license , a few stalls and stewards is at risk from the police charging for their services. These events are often run by volunteers on shoestring budgets and cannot afford the charges. A number of events are under threat of closing / not happening in future years.

    Community events promote community cohesion, encourage community engagement and are generally a force for good in society, these are all key national indicators for the department of culture media and sport (DCMS).

    We urge the government / home office to stop the police charging these
    events for policing costs.

    Please sign the petition online at

    Petition to: stop the charging of community events for the cost of the policing. | Number10.gov.uk

    Also please join the facebook group

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    And please forward this to all your mates

    Cheers

    Ozzy

    Campaign to defend community events

    it’s this charge that could mean the end of Stawberry Fair
    Strawberry Fair: Cleaner & Greener – Strawberry Fair, Cambridge

    #1204154
    Avatarsinner69
    Participant
    #1204152
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    the other dude accidentally posted it with a duff link for the petition I couldn’t access so fair play to Globalloon for putting up a working link!

    #1204155
    Avatarsinner69
    Participant

    http://www.partyvibe.com/forums/law/38210-newstead-treefest-supports-campaign-defend.html

    Good, but we still have 3 threads about the same petition….someone tidy it up or pull them 2gether maybe?

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