Cheshire Police advise residents and festival-goers ahead of Creamfields

CHESHIRE Police have issued advice ahead of one of the UK’s biggest dance festivals, Creamfields, due to take place in Daresbury at the end of August.

The festival taking place over the bank holiday weekend, August 26-29, is a ticket-only event with tight security and ticket holders must be 18 years of age or older.

Advice has been issued by the police for ticket holders and residents:

Notice to festival-goers:

“Cheshire Police officers are working closely with the organizers to ensure everyone attending the event has a safe and enjoyable time. However, it is also important that everyone present also works to ensure their safety. »

• Be vigilant and do not expose yourself to any risk.

• Leave any valuables at home or keep them out of sight

• Be aware of your surroundings – remember you are safer in a group.

Drugs and weapons

“We will take action against anyone involved in the supply and/or possession of illegal drugs, including psychoactive substances and nitrous oxide cartridges.

“There will be drop-off bins at all entrances to the event, so use them to dispose of any drugs or sharp objects safely.

“Don’t be tempted to try to take them to the festival.

“Our drug dogs will be on hand and their noses will sniff out drug carriers, so don’t be tempted.”

Alcohol

• The Challenge 21 program will operate on site – expect to be asked for valid photographic proof of your age.

• Drink in moderation to ensure you stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

• Remember to drink plenty of water, especially in hot weather, to stay hydrated.

• If you feel unwell or unusual, seek help immediately.

“…And remember

“The site is in a residential area – please be respectful of neighboring properties when entering and exiting the site.

“Extensive CCTV will be in operation throughout the festival and in the surrounding area.

“Armed police and undercover officers may be on duty at the festival.”

Advice to residents

“Our main priorities are to keep festival goers safe and to minimize disruption to residents during the event.

“If you are a resident, rest assured that”:

• The crime will be dealt with firmly and positive measures will be taken

• Measures will be in place to deal with a variety of issues including crime and disorder, drugs and increased traffic around the site

• Additional officers will patrol the site and surrounding area

• This event is for over 18s only – wristbands will be issued to ticket holders once they have provided satisfactory proof of age. Wristbands will be of a type that cannot be removed and transferred to other people.

• The Challenge 21 system will also be operational on site – festival-goers can expect to be asked for proof of age with photo.

Report a crime to the police during Creamfields

“To report a crime during the event, please go to one of the police stations on site, one will be located at the north entrance and the other will be located at the campsite village.

“These will both be clearly marked.

“Any police issues arising directly from the event, please report online at www.cheshire.police.uk or call 101 (the non-emergency number for the police) and advise the operator that it is an issue with Creamfields.

“In an emergency, always dial 999.

“Anyone with information about crime can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

Creamfields Residents Row

“If you are a resident and would like to contact the organisers, please email [email protected]

“You can also call the operational line on 020 8396 7751.

“The email address is monitored on a daily basis and the telephone line will be operational”:

• From Monday August 9 to Wednesday August 25, from 8 am to 8 pm.

• The line will be operational 24 hours a day from Thursday 26 until 8 pm on Monday 30 August.

• The line will be open from 8 am to 8 pm on Tuesday August 31 and Wednesday September 1.

Jan G. Gilbert