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Right royal row over Wycombe street party
A ROW has broken out between two neighbouring streets over a party held to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Angry residents in the western-end of Wyatt Close, High Wycombe, said their sleepy cul-de-sac was over-run by drunken youths, fights and loud music from a street party held in Gibbs Close on Bank Holiday Monday.
But party organisers hit back, asking why those who were informed and invited to the party were being negative about it.
There was a similar spat last year after Gibbs Close residents held a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
A letter to the Free Press signed from ‘residents of the western-end of Wyatt Close’ reads: "We found ourselves enduring loud gangster-rap music that almost shook our front doors off the hinges, hour after hour.
"Loud, drunk revellers literally feet from our doors and windows - those folk who needed to sleep for an early start the next day had no chance."
The letter added that a fight broke out and fencing was damaged during the party.
Thames Valley Police said a 45-year-old man was assaulted in Wyatt Close at about 12.45am on Tuesday.
The force also confirmed it received reports of a further fight involving 12 people, along with three complaints about loud music and noise.
But a party organiser said the licensed event - which featured a raffle, face painting, live performers and refreshments - was a roaring success and asked why Wyatt Close residents were so negative.
The Gibbs Close resident said: "People knew it was going on, we notified and invited everyone, we had permission to close the road from the council and we were just trying to bring everyone together for a big community celebration.
"Sadly there were a few silly people but it is just one of those things that happen when people have a few drinks - but you get trouble everywhere, we couldn’t possibly have eyes on everyone at all times.
"But it was a great event, with a really nice atmosphere. It’s just annoying that some people have to be so negative about it."
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