Creamfields organisers pledge to make some changes following concerns raised by residents

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ORGANISERS of the annual Creamfields music festival have pledged to make some changes ahead of this year’s event during a public meeting hosted by Warrington South MP Andy Carter.

Mr Carter hosted a second open meeting for residents in Hatton, Stretton and Walton with Creamfields Festival Organiser John Probyn at the weekend, in preparation for the annual music festival returning later this year.

The meeting held on Saturday morning at the parish rooms in Higher Walton follows a similar event after the 2021 festival highlighting concerns with dangerous parking, a lack of event marshals and difficulties with access for residents to their homes during the event.

As well as Borough and Parish Councillors from each village, the meeting was also attended by Cheshire Police who gave an update on Operation Servator to secure the site and prevent drugs from being available to festival-goers.

Commenting after the meeting Mr Carter said: “More than 80,000 music lovers converge on South Warrington for this festival each year, it benefits our local economy with millions of pounds going to the hospitality sector but it also impacts people who live nearby.

“The festival organisers have made a number of changes after feedback received last year, in particular moving some of the car parks close to houses, increasing the number of security officers outside the perimeter and building a temporary footbridge over Daresbury Lane to allow the road to stay open to residents.”

Mr Carter added: “Organisers are keen to hear from local charities who may want to support the post-event clear-up operation, collecting tents and camping equipment left behind. There will be a further open meeting for residents in early July where the traffic management company will provide a briefing on temporary traffic orders which will be in place during the bank holiday weekend.”

Anyone who wants to attend the open meeting can email Andy.Carter.MP@parliament.uk


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