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COUNCIL'S SAFETY FEARS OVER NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL

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Kensington and Chelsea LBC has serious fears about crowd safety at the ...
Kensington and Chelsea LBC has serious fears about crowd safety at the

Notting Hill carnival later this month, BBC Radio Four's Today programme

heard this morning.

Council leader Merrick Cockell said the carnival had become 'far too big for

the streets of North Kensington and far too big for anyone to be able to say

this is a safe festival'.

Stewards are being recruited, funded jointly by Kensington and Chelsea and

the Great London Authority. But Mr Cockell believed the carnival organisers

had not done enough, and said it was 'unrealistic' to expect inexperienced

stewards, recruited from job centres, to be brought up to required levels of

training in less than three weeks.

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