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By just having a stage, entertainment license, a few stalls and a couple of stewards, your local event is in danger of being heavily taxed by the police for their assistance, and as a result, shutdown for good.
Events like this are put together for the community, by the community; a platoon of volunteer organisers keen to put something back into their local neighbourhood, funded with limited budgets.
If they are then intimidated with even greater costs, events like these simply cannot continue, bringing some much loved family affairs to an end.
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 goverment / home office to stop the police charging these events for policing costs.
Please take two minutes out of your time, and sign the petition online at: