Mendip District Council have applied to the High Court in London for an injunction to stop the Big Green Gathering from going ahead, despite the fact that the Council granted a license for the Big Green Gathering on 30th June, 2009 and a multi-agency meeting was held on 23rd July where last minute details for the event were progressed.
The Big Green Gathering, a peaceful and safe event, first held in 1994 plays host to all sections of the environmental movement. This year, Gardeners World, BBC’s Ethical Man and a many other environmental experts will be at the Big Green Gathering to help attendees reduce their carbon footprint.
A spokesperson for the Directors said, “We have had several meetings with the responsible authorities whereby we believed all the issues had been resolved. This event is a peaceful event with the atmosphere of a village fete and furthermore contributes in the region of two million pounds to the local economy. We feel even at this late hour, Mendip and ourselves should be able to resolve the issues.