[Discuss] Jesus Green Association press release

GARVEY ANNE annemgarvey at ntlworld.com
Thu May 5 15:42:01 BST 2011

What Police presence?

On 4 May 2011 20:15, John Lawton <chair at soscambridge.org.uk> wrote:

> 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
> What is your experience of green spaces in the city?
> John Lawton
> SOS Chair
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