Plans for rave in sleepy village of Willey

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It’s normally a quiet village where nothing much more controversial than a summer fair takes place.

But one man wants to shed Willey’s sleepy image and hold a rave in a field for hundreds of party goers.

Jayke Walters applied to Rugby Borough Council to put on a music event at Muswell Leys Farm in Coalpit Lane, to take place on November 1.

But the licence was declined due to noise concerns.

Jayke has been assured if he makes changes, the party will be granted a licence to go ahead next year.

He said: “Unfortunately this time we were unable to get the go ahead, but the council has assured us the help we need to set it up for next summer.”

Organisers of the dance event hope to put up tents in the fields of the four acre farm, playing music including dance, reggae and hip-hop.

They applied for the event to take place starting on Saturday afternoon until 4am the following morning.

Jayke added: “I am quite disappointed but it was down to noise control – they had a problem with the length we wanted to play until.

“They suggested a silent disco after the hours of 11pm, but it just wasn’t feasible for us to do that. We are grateful for the council’s comments and will do our best to make sure the event goes on next year.”

A spokesman for Rugby Borough Council said there would be a lot of issues to consider before an event of that size and nature would take place.

He said: “The application for a temporary events notice was turned down on the grounds of public nuisance.

“The proposed event noise management plan failed to demonstrate proper controls to contain noise, which have potential to cause a considerable disturbance to nearby residents.”