Winchester licensing chiefs to decide whether motocross event can stage live music (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Winchester licensing chiefs to decide whether motocross event can stage live music
4:00pm Friday 9th August 2013 in News
WINCHESTER licensing chiefs will decide on Monday whether a major sports event can have live musical entertainment.
The British Motocross Grand Prix will be held on the Matterley Estate on August 22-25 and is expected to attract up to 5,000 people.
On Monday the city council licensing committee will decide the application from SD Events for live and recorded music between 8am and 11pm.
The event comes only two weeks after the Boomtown music festival which in 2012 attracted more than 70 complaints about noise pollution.
There have been two objections from people who live downwind of the Matterley Estate.
FJ Barker, of Windermere Gardens, Alresford, said: “Whatever the current intentions of the organisers, the licence would allow them to generate the same levels of noise as Boomtown.”
Michael Beer, of Cheriton, who lives about a mile from the site, said the four days of Boomtown and the four for motocross would mean eight days of loud music. “Surely this is too much and cannot be allowed.”
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