Tower Hamlets council to make decision over Live Earth licence for Victoria Park

THE organisers of a worldwide charity run will be hoping to get the green-light tonight to host the London leg in Victoria Park. Limelight Sports has applied to Tower Hamlets council for a premises licence to allow more than 3,000 runners to pile into V

THE organisers of a worldwide charity run will be hoping to get the green-light tonight to host the London leg in Victoria Park.

Limelight Sports has applied to Tower Hamlets council for a premises licence to allow more than 3,000 runners to pile into Victoria Park for a sponsored 6km run on Sunday April 18 as part of Dow Live Earth Run for Water.

And the council's Licensing Sub Committee will be debating the application tonight which also seeks permission to play live and recorded music throughout the run and during a concert for up to 5,000 party-goers.

A series of 6km runs will be taking place over 24 hours in 192 countries, with concerts and educational activities to boost awareness of the world's water crisis and raise money for international water and sanitation charity, Pump Aid.

But one resident who lives near the park in Mace Street has written to the council to object to music being played from as early as 8.30am, as it would be "disturbing the peace of my home".

The Licensing Sub Committee meeting will take place tonight from 6.30pm at Mulberry Place.