A BEACH party at Le Braye with DJs, special lights and around a hundred revellers due to attend was cancelled after a St Brelade Centenier pulled the plug four hours before it was due to start.
And to make sure no one tried to get the party going again, police officers were ordered to patrol the area and arrest people if necessary. Organiser Jon Peacock (22) thought he had permission for the party on 18 July after he had received letters from the Constable and Jersey Tourism advising him that they had no problem with the event going ahead.
But on the day, just as Mr Peacock was getting the generators for the DJ decks and lights, he received a phone call from Centenier Arthur Morley to warn him that he would be breaking the law. ‘He said if I or anyone else turned up we would be arrested and the equipment would be confiscated,’ said Mr Peacock. ‘I was gutted.’
Nearly 600 Islanders have put their names to a petition on Facebook to urge Economic Development Minister Philip Ozouf to give permission for another party at Le Braye to go ahead before the summer ends.