Festival issued with formal warning

First published in News

VILLAGERS are angry that the organisers of a music festival have avoided prosecution after breaking licensing conditions.

Winchester City Council has issued a warning to Boomtown after the music event held at Cheesefoot Head last August.

Parish councils including Tichborne have been considering whether to make a formal complaint to the city council.

A city council spokeswoman said there were 26 complaints over the whole event and 54 calls to the council hotline.

She added: “We have to weigh up what will have the most impact, and we thought it best to give a formal warning.

“We have to balance the costs in taking further action.

“We thought the right thing was to give a warning so if anything happens in future, we will definitely go for a more formal approach.”

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