Field Day FAQs

This an FAQ sheet on the key details of Field Day. For any further queries please look at the Field Day website.

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Cllr Fred Cowell speaking on behalf of residents at Field Day’s licensing hearing

The policies descried here are the result of careful work between Field Day, Lambeth Events, the

Brockwell Park Community Partners and local councillors. In Thurlow Park we held previous consultation sessions on events this summer, worked to modify the event through the Licensing Process and have committed to reforming the events policy.

 

There will also be a consultation period after the event to review how it went. This is intended simply to be a factual overview of what is happening in the park in the next few weeks.

This is not by any means complete or definitive but deals with the most commonly asked questions. We are also hosting an advice drop-in tomorrow Saturday 19th May between 10.30-12.30 at Norwood Lodge in the Park.

What is happening

Field Day is a three day music festival on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June. It is the only commercial music event in the park this year. On the Friday it will have around 19, 000 people attending, Saturday 26, 000 and Sunday 15, 000.  In terms of numbers taken up this will be around the same size as the Lambeth Country show – although there are important differences between both events this is useful as a comparator of scale.

How will the event be set up

The event will be built in the park from Monday the 20th of May onwards. Most of the park will be unaffected during this period as the contractors will build the soundstages first. During this initial period delivery lorries will be turning into the park principally using the Herne Hill entrance. These will be Monday – Friday and limited to a window after 10 and before 3 so as to miss the school traffic and come at times where there is limited pedestrian traffic in the park. Any lories will be accompanied by a qualified banksmen – staff who is there to ensure pedestrian safety in the park and on the turn off from Norwood Road. A Traffic Order allows for the temporary closure of the slip-way between Norwood and Dulwich Road – that will be time limited to the specific times when deliveries are being made during the 10-3 delivery window, so it will not affect rush hour.

Will I still have access to the park

Until the 29th of May apart from three designated areas the majority of the park – over 90% of the park will be freely available. After the 29th of May – the Wednesday before the event a much larger section of the park will be closed. From the 31st of May to the 4th of June 31% of the park will be taken up with the festival. This will be removed on the 5th of June and by the weekend after the event the park will fully cleared.

Will there be road closures during the event

There will be a few roads that will be limited to resident access only during the event days and letters from Lambeth Council will inform residents in these roads about this and the procedure being used.  Most of the area will be unaffected there will be some special arrangements made during the exit times of the festival (see below). There will be no bus diversions and apart from a very short window of time at the end of the evening the roads will not be affected. There will be parking enforcement staff on call the whole day on the event days so that if there is illegal parking as a result of the festival it can be dealt with quickly. Based on previous festi

How will people get to the event

The vast majority of access to this event will be by public transport – this is based on the previous experience of the organisers and a mapping exercise of the location of people buying tickets. Herne Hill and Brixton Station will be the principle point of access and according to Transport for London planners – who have been consulted on this – both are able to handle the extra capacity for the event. There will be special designated routes, patrolled by festival security, with partial fences to assist access from Brixton station and Herne Hill station into the park. Security teams will then check everyone going into the event. There is a carefully designed flow system to stop large queues building up, a holding area with toilets at busy times and security teams patrolling the area. This is in part as a response to poorly managed events in the park previously and these plans were carefully designed in consultation with local councillors, park community groups and the local neighbourhood forum.

Will the area be secure while the festival is on

An independent security company Showsec is providing security both inside and outside the event. Due to conditions imposed by councillors and Lambeth’s Licensing Committee there will be more security at this event than at any event in the park before. This will include regular patrols around the park to check for drugs, extra CCTV cameras in the area – some of which will be streamed directly to the Metropolitan Police, stewards on streets across all of the entrance and exit routes (Norwood Road, Brixton Water Lane, Dulwich Road). Over 50 toilets are located on or around the routes people will be taking to enter an exit the festival. There is an extensive drug and alcohol search policy for all festivalgoers, with an enhanced security plan, which has been approved by the police.

When does it close 
Music stops at 10:30 on a Friday and Saturday and 9:30 on Sunday and the park has to be vacated from these times. This is later than what the community would have wanted but the Council’s Licensing Committee had to act in accordance with the law and stated policy.

How will people leave the event

Through the two main exit’s – Brixton Water Lane and Herne Hill these routes will be segregated from the main traffic route. These will be stewarded at all key points and toilets and rubbish stations will be on route.  This should confine people to these two main routes although it is anticipated that there will be some movement up Norwood Road to Tulse Hill station and provisions have been made accordingly During the egress stage – and at this point only – normal traffic will be restricted at the junction of Dulwich and Norwood Road and on Brixton Water Lane but buses and emergency vehicles will still have full access. The organisers of Field Day project that egress of the entire site should take between 40 minutes and one hour. This is not a fixed time, it is a projection by the organisers but it is hoped that on Friday and Saturday the main group of people will have dispersed by around 11:15-11:30.
Community management during the event 
Unlike previous events there is a whole team looking after the wider community outside the festival gates. There will be a community hub run by Field Day in Railton Road. During the operational hours of the festival on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd you can call 0203 886 0739 about any issue regarding, waste management, noise, anti-social behaviour or indeed any aspect of conduct on festival. All calls to this number will be recorded to allow teams to respond to them in full. Even if you have to leave a voice message this will be responded to.  In relation to the set up of the festival any procedure please contact you local councillors and Kelly@fielddayfestivals.com . This is the fastest way to get a response. A log of all complaints received by Field Day will be forwarded to the events team so that their responses can be monitored. Noise monitoring has been set up at various points around the site set above the ground to monitor noise levels.

Waste management and cleaning of the surrounding area

Field Day are providing large numbers bins along the exit and entry ways and have contracted with Veolia to provide an enhanced street cleaning service on every day the festival is running. This waste will be disposed of independently to all other public waste and the normal park bins and waste disposal will not be used. The festival are going to be using shatterproof plastic glasses and have committed to fully recyclable and biodegradable packaging and cutlery. After the event there will detailed information made available about the levels of recycling undertaken

Park recovery after the event

A detailed inspection is being done of the entire site this weekend before the site is handed over, and an inventory has been done of all trees, saplings, benches and other fixed features of the park at risk from the festival. After the event a full audit will be taken with Brockwell Park Community partners, specialists from the council and local Councillors. Field Day are responsible for restoring the park to its original condition and paying the full cost for doing so. This is completely independent of all income to the park and the council.

New CPZ – goes live!

The newly implemented CPZ’s will be going live on Monday 2 October 2017.

For details on the proposals please visit, www.lambeth.gov.uk/bhcpz

The majority of the onsite lining and signing works are complete, bar a few issues that are currently being tidied up. Due to the large nature of the CPZ there may be some other issues that come to light in the early phase of the implementation so please keep us posted and we’ll pass on all relevant information so any teething concerns can be resolved accordingly.

Lambeth are also introducing a new permitting system, which will be issuing virtual permits. If you have questions about these please go to; https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/parking/electronic-parking-permits-guide

Restrictions on parking due to CPZ implementation

Below is a Lambeth Council notice regarding he implementation of the forthcoming introduction of CPZ on Trinity Rise, Brockwell Park Gardens and a small section of Norwood Road. 

If you have any questions please contact us. 

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that to enable works to be carried out to implement the new Brixton Hill “D” and “F” Controlled Parking Zones and the new Vassall “V” Controlled Parking Zone and the extension of the Brixton “B”, Brixton “Q”, Camberwell “A”, Clapham “L” and Tulse Hill “H” Controlled Parking Zones, the Council of the London Borough of Lambeth intend to make an Order the effect of which would be to temporarily ban parking and waiting by vehicles (including waiting for the purpose of loading or unloading the vehicle) in the roads and lengths of roads specified in the Schedule to this Notice.

2.​The ban on parking and waiting by vehicles would only apply at such times and to such extent as shall be indicated by the placing of the appropriate traffic signs.

3.​The Order would come into force on 21st August 2017 and it would continue for a maximum duration of 3 months or until the works have been completed, whichever is the sooner.

Proposed Controlled Parking Zone – extension H /Tulse Hill

In March /April 2017 there was a consultation on the possibility of a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) that would extend onto Trinity Rise, Brockwell Park Gardens and the section of Norwood Rd between Rosendale rd and Trinity Rise. It was suggested that the existing Tulse Hill ‘H’ CPZ be extended with bays and single yellow lines operating Mondays to Fridays between 12pm and 2pm.

The outcome of the consultation can be found here – https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/17-07-12%20ODDR%20SIGNED%20-%20Proposed%20Brixton%20Hill%20Area%20CPZ-%20Statutory%20Cons%20Results.pdf

Implementation of the works programme will begin on Monday 07 August and take place for 4-6 weeks. 

Warning Notices will be put in place in the area to notify all road users when the zone becomes operational, which is envisaged to be 2 October 2017, though this is subject to change.

If you have any questions about how to pay for permit, whether you have to pay  and who to contact if you have any questions pease visit the below links;

1. https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/parking-transport-and-streets/parking/proposed-controlled-parking-zone-brixton-hill-area

2. https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/17-07-31%20Zone%20H%20ext%20-%20Implementation%20Leaflet.pdf