Help Eryl & Clare with their legal costs

£515 of £1,505 goal

Raised by 15 people in 18 days
Created January 31, 2019
We have had an eventful few months since the incident when we were busking in Newcastle on the 10th of November at 22.00hrs and we were approached by some members of the council, the events that unfolded that evening were unpleasant at best. 

Following that incident, on the 23rd December 2018 We both received a summons each to Newcastle Magistrates Court.

Clare for playing a loudspeaker after 9pm

Eryl for ‘Permitting’ Clare to play a loudspeaker after 9pm.
These charges were brought under the Control Of Pollution Act 1974.

The court date was set for 10th January 2019. It was only at the start of January that we were able to make contact with a solicitor that was able to help. The Court date was adjourned to the 31st January 2019.

The solicitor entered a plea of Guilty with lots of mitigation for Clare. The Magistrates ruled an Absolute Discharge in Clare’s case.

The Solicitor entered a plea of Not Guilty for Eryl and we have instructed the solicitors to represent Eryl at trial on 4th April 2019.

Eryl’s trial is set for 4th April 2019 where she will defend herself against the charge of ‘Permitting the use of a loudspeaker in a Street after 9pm’ brought by Newcastle City Council.

To defend Eryl’s case is going to cost £1000 in legal fees to be paid before the trial on 4th April 2019.

So far we have incurred legal costs of £420 
In legal fees and £85 Court Costs

We have put this go fund me together to try and cover the costs of our legal fees.
Any funds raised above the amount needed for legal fees or court costs will be donated directly to Keep Streets Live.

We are looking to raise £1505.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has supported us.
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David Gray solicitors in Newcastle have just sent through the receipts for the £420 legal costs we have already paid.
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$33 was sent via PayPal from Keep Streets Live towards our legal expenses.
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Hi here’s a copy of the letter received today confirming Eryl’s trial on the 4th of April at Newcastle magistrates court for permitting Clare to use a loudspeaker after 9pm under the Control of Pollution Act 1974
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Hi folks my £85 fine from Newcastle magistrates court arrived this morning. I’m going to use some of the funds that you have raised for us to pay it. Thank you so, so much for your support. Clare :-) xxx
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Raised by 15 people in 18 days
Created January 31, 2019
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