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Blackheath Good Hope Festival organised by Jimmy Mizen family gets green light
A festival on Blackheath organised by murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen's family can go ahead this summer after being granted a licence.
There had been several objections to the Good Hope Festival, including concerns from Greenwich councillors that the licence would be granted in perpetuity rather than just for one year.
However, organiser Tommy Mizen - Jimmy's brother - has vowed to hold a public meeting to review the event after it takes place on August 2 and 3 this year.
And a Lewisham Council licensing committee last night (March 12) agreed the festival could go ahead - putting on a programme of live music, arts and entertainment with the aim of promoting peace.
Mr Mizen said: "I don't think there was actually that much argument over it in the end."
He went on: "We're extremely happy. Now we can really focus on the actual festival - we have the land and we have the licence."
For more on the festival, visit the website.
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