Covid: Christian group fined £10k for Bulwell car park meet

Feb 22, 2021 by

from BBC:

Police have handed a £10,000 fine to the organiser of a church meet-up in a pub car park.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police said the Church on the Streets service, involving about 30 people in Bardney Drive, Bulwell, Nottingham, broke lockdown rules.

They said when officers arrived, at about 12:15 GMT on Saturday, there were tents, food and a sound system.

But the church’s pastor, Chez Weir, has said she will contest the fine.

‘Last resort’

Insp James Walker, from the force, said they had been advising the group for a number of weeks about how and where they could worship during lockdown.

“Over the last week in particular, we have absolutely clarified these events are not allowed,” he said.

“Whilst the rules state you can attend places of worship, this car park is evidently not a place of worship.

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