Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Mar 26, 2012.
10 days set up, 3 days festival, 7 days take down, apparently.
And same 20 days for Field Day.
That is a huge footprint and how can they need 20 days for a 3 day festival.
If the fee they are paying Lambeth is £40k as has been mooted, Lambeth have done a terrible deal. £2k a day for blocking off that % of the park is really low.
Interesting backstory to Lovebox:
They had their contact cancelled 18 months early after clashing with Tower Hamlets Council over "excessive late night noise affecting families living close to the park"
and crime. "Figures showed a 155 per cent rise in crime in the area whenever Lovebox events were staged"
“Summers have become a misery for families. The huge increase in crime when these events are held shows the impact on people’s lives.” Labour Cllr Joshua Peck.
Also it links to another article about the new festival taken over at Vic park. They're offering a lot more to the local community...
"free community events using the festival facilities such as the stage, lights, toilets, bars and the huge screen to use as an open air cinema"
"The four community weekdays include school programmes, local bands, choirs and youth groups, as well as ping pong, lawn golf and giant jenga. The council wants to train mentors for schools and colleges, while a craft beer event for small breweries is also planned."
No love lost as Lovebox festival quits Victoria Park for south London after ‘13 electric years’
That article says it was a £2million deal for 5 years. If this is correct there seems to be a be zero missing off the amount they are paying Lambeth per year
it is all very confusing how much Lambeth are being paid. I don't know but I get the impression that much of their charges are being disguised as other types of levy so as to get around restrictions on how income from the park can be spent.
I wonder why Lambeth has suddenly decided to reveal this:
Lambeth Country Show
Presumably they are thinking about charging? If they get Field day & Lovebox perhaps these will subsidise other events, or perhaps they just have to pay for the new town hall.
Yeah, maybe it's part of the 'softening up' approach so if these festivals get turned down they can blame the locals for then having to charge for the Country Show.
From the facebook page:
So only 16 days in total.
I saw that this morning. Those aren't the set up times - they are the times that some one is now saying the sites will be 100% fenced in. Not clear where this info has come from though. It's not what was said at the meeting with Field Day (the guy responsible for building the site). But it has become clear to them that it is a major issue.
Of course, it will still be a huge construction site for that whole period whether it is 100% fenced or not.
Looking at that map, the parkrun won’t be able to go ahead as the path from the Lido to Water Lane seems to be taken over.
And the path from the lido to the tennis courts. And the space everyone meets for the start. And where everyone finishes.
Update: Friends of Brockwell Park vote against plans to bring Lovebox and Field Day to Brockwell Park
Bit of Country Show news Lambeth Council Country Show survey shows that 58% of respondents who attended in 2017 don’t live in the borough
I'm not all that surprised... I usually have rellies come for that weekend
And the Lambeth Country Show starting the day after they finish the Love Box take-down. Where does the country show set-up fit into this? Where's the recovery time? Pretty rubbish planning.
The park is right on the border of Southwark too so you'd expect lots of locals might come from there.
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