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How Mendip District Council bankrupted the Big Green Gathering
extended interview with organiser Brig Oobridge
Following threatened injunction proceedings in High Court by Mendip District Council supported by Avon & Somerset Police and having taken extensive advice from a QC and other lawyers, the directors of the Big Green Gathering have been left with no option but to voluntarily surrender the license for the Big Green Gathering 2009.
This radio programme was originally transmitted between 5 and 6pm on Friday 2nd October 2009 and features an extended interview with festival organiser Brig Oobridge. Brig believes that Europe's foremost green festival was shut down for political reasons, presumably because the gathering represents a meeting of some of the most radical minds in 21st century Britain. Certain Avon and Somerset police officers, in conjunction with certain Mendip District Council officers look to have colluded to find literally any excuse, however flimsy, to make sure the festival did not take place knowing that this would bankrupt the Big Green Gathering company. The allegation is that these police and Mendip (Conservative) council officers have political differences with the festival organisers and participants.