[Discuss] Jesus Green Association press release

John Lawton chair at soscambridge.org.uk
Wed May 4 20:15:20 BST 2011

 From the JGA:

The Committee of the Jesus Green Association heard this Tuesday 
evening from its Chairman, Peter Constable, of a gathering on Sunday 
of some thousand young people, ex-students and students of two 
Cambridge Colleges in particular, which drove local
people and visitors off the Green in fear and disgust and which took 
Council staff three hours and forty sacks to clean up early on Monday 
morning, requiring a special vehicle to deal with broken glass. It is 
clear that the police presence was inadequate to prevent this outrage.

Committee calls on the City Council and its officers to convene an 
urgent meeting to be attended by the Police, the Master and Mistress 
of the two Colleges principally concerned (believed to be Jesus 
College and Girton College) and itself to review what happened and to 
ensure that nothing similar is permitted to occur on what is called 
suicide Sunday in mid June or on any other occasion in the future.

Jesus Green Association is committed to ensuring that, as one of 
Cambridge's finest open spaces, Jesus Green is respected by all and 
available to be enjoyed by a wide range of users in an informal way 
at any one time. Any such unregulated and anti- social gathering, 
which drives families and other users away, violates this spirit and 
is to be roundly condemned.

Jesus Green Association
4th May 2011

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John Lawton
SOS Chair

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