Lambeth Country Show, Brockwell Park, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July 2018

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  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's how long the fence will be up:

     
  2. Southlondon

    Southlondon The river's there for a reason

    Last year they fenced off black pride in the Vauxhall pleasure gardens for the first time. There were brief bag checks at the entrances, but no queues, and nobody seemed to mind. It was still a great day, so it would be an awful shame if the friends of brockwell Park succeeded in scuppering the country show for the 10’s of thousands of people myself included, that enjoy the event every year. There are few events of this size that are free to attend, and in this instance the council should be applauded for keeping it going and free in these times of enforced austerity.
     
  3. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    Indeed.

    Thanks for the reassurance I wasn't going off on one :) I'm grateful for the effort you and others have put into this.
     
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  4. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

    I doubt I'll be going. I usually go each day. One of the days is usually with a friend with mobility issues. I'm sure that he wouldn't want to have to queue. He'd find it exhausting and stressful. Though I will ask him what he thinks about it.
     
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  5. Twattor

    Twattor Well-Known Member

    Can anyone remember what they did last year? I know there was no wall but I have a vague recollection of having to cross the park one day it was on and there being queues and bag searches at Brockwell Gate.
     
  6. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member


    Don't recall a queue but I think there were bag searches.
     
  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    They started off trying to search people and stop alcohol being taken in, but they soon gave up...
     
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  8. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Yeah I went in reasonably early on Saturday last year and they had a cursory look through my bag, but mates who came later didn't get checked at all.
     
  9. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I think they are gonna get trouble on the gate, and it's not gonna be pretty....
     
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  10. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    :(:mad:

    This is exactly why there needs to be a proper risk assessment and crowd management plan. It is, or should be, for everyone, not just a tightly targetted audience. Unlike at FD there will be children and and a greater likelihood of people with disabilities and the elderly. And teenagers. There has to be proper provision.
     
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  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here's how big the fence is going to be:

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    They're discouraging people from bringing a bag for ‘speed of entry’, but food and drink in sealed containers WILL be allowed.
     
  12. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    Am I right to say from that map that people not wanting to visit the event will not be able to walk through the park from the Tulse Hill end to the HH end (unless they take a massive detour towards the Brixton end of the park and then take a sharp right)?

    As an aside, to anyone not very familiar to the area, that map gives the impression that Tulse Hill station is about 30 seconds walk from the park. A bit deceiving, that map...
     
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It has the Miniature railway listed too, but that won't be running.
     
  14. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    That fence is a waste of money, it's just gonna create problems.
    Also wonder why have they changed the orientation of the main arena ?
     
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  15. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    The Village Green has been moved from the centre to the extreme north west of the site (presumably by the Cressingham Gardens entrance)?
     
  16. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    The old set up meant the main arena was like a natural amphitheatre
    From that map it looks like it will be mostly on the flat now...
     
  17. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    It's not big enough. Main stage is in wrong place. Reduced access points (all herne hill side - which will increase footfall through one entrance)

    This is gonna get messy
     
  18. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Green entrance and exit points (accessible only) - that would be the entrance I'd wanna use...
     
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  19. grosun

    grosun wicket tunes

    Similarly.. the entire thing seems to be set up assuming that everyone will be arriving from Brixton/HH direction, which is not the case.
     
  20. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    I am still going with the best intentions...

    ...to enjoy myself, for it to be lovely and to dance and have fun....
     
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  21. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Bloody hell, more than half the park will be fenced off! And for what? I mean there's already a fence around the whole park, could they not just check at entrances like last time?
     
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  22. Me76

    Me76 Not very good lurker

    I would normally enter and exit from the tulse hill end. Having to walk all the way round to the herne hill end which will be the busiest is going to be a ball ache. And puts me off going. But then I wonder whether that's what Lambeth want?
     
  23. jimbarkanoodle

    jimbarkanoodle Well-Known Member

    It would make much more sense and cost a lot less money. I get confiscating glass and having a security presence by park entrances to look out for potential troublemakers or people in a bit of a pickle, but not this shitshow they are proposing. Are they really going to search peoples bag for booze and other 'contraband', who are just going to watch some owls fly around?
     
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  24. Tracy Almond

    Tracy Almond New Member

  25. Tracy Almond

    Tracy Almond New Member

    Too late to postpone.
     
  26. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    who fucking proof read that flyer - sweet lordy - read the 3rd bullet point........
     
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  27. grosun

    grosun wicket tunes

    Haha, to be fair I had to re-read it three times before I spotted the missing word. Brain autocorrect in full effect.
     
  28. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    they're tweeting the T&Cs again - Lambeth Country Show but not answering people's questions via FB.

    Are the FAQs updated: Lambeth Country Show there's some answers around the new security fencing etc. but that seems to state:

    "The police have advised that a ‘serious risk to public safety’ was identified following the Lambeth Country Show in 2015 and 2016. This feedback being incorporated into planning 2017’s Lambeth Country Show, but the event still experienced disorder."

    But no evidence other than that one random councillor?
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    He refused to answer my questions on Twitter and the FoI request has gone unanswered.
     
  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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