Wadham bops threatened with closure

first_imgPolice put an abrupt end to Wadham’s freshers’ bop on Friday night following complaints from local residents over the “unbearable” noise. The organisers cut short the school-uniform themed bop at 12.30am following a warning from police under the Health and Safety Act. The incident has worrying implications for future Wadham events such as the celebrated Queer Bop in Michaelmas term and Wadstock, the popular open air festival which normally takes place during Trinity. Talking to Cherwell, Abby Green, Wadham JCR president said that it was questionable whether these events could continue. She said “Wadham students take great pride in their entz events and are keen for them to continue. The student’s union is very concerned about the complaints and we intend to work hard with college to find a reasonable solution to the problem.” Wadham has reported that a female resident living along Saville Road made the complaint, claiming that nearby residents were unable to sleep. She is suspected to be the Headmistress of New College School but she declined to comment on the matter. Sujay Pandit, a Wadham fresher from America said, “it’s kind of ridiculous that the residents didn’t think that living next to a college would be a problem. We don’t encounter this kind of thing back home and our parties can go on until 4am” The fortnightly bops have been subject to complaints in the past both from residents and other colleges including Hertford.ARCHIVE: 1st Week MT2003last_img

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