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It appears that the organisers of the London Oktoberfest have abandoned their attempt to hold the beer festival in Broomfield Park.

An email sent this morning by Ellie Green from the council's licensing team to people who had submitted objections to the event stated:

"Please be advised that the applicant (Barbican Events Ltd) have today withdrawn this application.

"Therefore no hearing shall be required and the event shall not be taking place."

The news was welcomed by David Williamson, secretary of Friends of Broomfield Park:

"Friends of Broomfield Park are pleased to see that our local councillors listened to and acted on our concerns. We are glad to hear that the license application has been withdrawn as a result of their intervention. But the systemic failures that led to this situation need to be reviewed so that we are not faced with the same again in future years."

Friends release final version of submission to licensing committee

The Friends of Broomfield Park have published the final version of their submission to the licensing committee objecting to the Oktoberfest. You can read it below or download a copy in PDF format.

 

Links

A festival too far? (Palmers Green Community 27 July 2022)

Councillor: 'I am confident that Oktoberfest will not be going ahead' (Palmers Green Community 10 August 2022)

MP joins call to turn down Oktoberfest licence (Palmers Green Community 10 August 2022)

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PGC Webmaster posted a reply #6553 12 Aug 2022 16:05


Friends of Broomfield Park have released the final version of their submission to the council's licensing committee. I've added it to the end of the article above.