Claire Young questions council leadership over Frampton Cotterell rave

Frampton Cotterell Councillors Tristan Clark, Claire Young, & Jon Lean

Claire Young, Councillor for Frampton Cotterell and Leader of the Liberal Democrats on South Gloucestershire Council has asked a series of questions of the Council’s Chief Executive and Leader, following the illegal rave which took place on the Stover Road Trading Estate, in the Frampton Cotterell ward over the weekend.

Frampton Cotterell ward is represented by Councillor Claire Young, along with two other Liberal Democrat Councillors: Councillor Tristan Clark and Councillor Jon Lean.

At Monday afternoon’s South Gloucestershire Cabinet meeting, Councillor Claire Young asked the following questions:

  • Will you impress upon the police the need to communicate clearly to the public how those involved are being dealt with?
  • What involvement will this Council have, if any, in making sure that the surrounding area is cleaned up quickly and thoroughly, to reduce fears about the risk of infection?
  • What is this council doing to work with the police on plans to prevent future illegal activity of this sort in this area and across South Gloucestershire?

Speaking at the meeting Councillor Young also said:

“Local people are understandably angry and concerned, it’s a real kick in the teeth to all those who have been trying so hard to stick to the rules to keep our area as safe as possible. How this is dealt with will set the tone for the coming weeks.”

Councillor Jon Lean, Liberal Democrat, who also represents Frampton Cotterell ward commented:

“I was appalled by the flagrant violation of the law exhibited by the organisers and attendees of this event, especially given the ongoing public health crisis. Their actions put all of us at risk. We will be questioning officials to find out about the plans to prevent this sort of illegal activity in the future.”

Councillor Tristan Clark, the third Liberal Democrat Councillor for Frampton Cotterell added:

 “This was myopic, selfish behaviour that utterly disregarded the threat super spreader events pose to our communities.”

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