Local Community

Local Community

LOCAL COMMUNITY

Boomtown Fair is one of the UK’s most inspiring festivals, and the sense of unity, humanity and understanding between all people that transpires from the event is at the heart of our approach to best serve the needs of the local community who welcome us back each year.

Since finding our home at the Matterley Estate in 2011 more and more people from around the region have been getting involved in the festival, including local charities, students, business suppliers, those working as part of the production team, set build team or as a volunteer.

See here for more details on the local relationships built over the 2016 event.

 

Reaching out to the local community

Community Liaison Officer

We have a dedicated member of the team based in Winchester who focuses on collaboration and communication with the local community. You can contact the Community Liaison Officer throughout the year via email at the following address: local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk.

Local Residents meetings

The meetings provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions, provide feedback and raise any issues they may have directly to Boomtown Fair representatives. We offer a warm welcome for anyone wishing to come along!

The next local meeting will be held on Monday 10th May from 6.30pm to 8pm - Please RSVP here or contact local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk for more details.

Invitations to the local residents meetings are sent out via email to the dedicated mailing list. To request to be added please email: local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk

Newsletter

Locals in the surrounding area are updated on locally relevant Boomtown Fair news through regular newsletters circulated in Spring, Summer and Autumn.

The newsletters are sent out via email to the dedicated mailing list. To request to be added please email: local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk. The latest newsletter can be found here.

BOOMTOWN FAIR PUBLIC INFORMATION DOCUMENT 2017

As part of our commitment to keep residents informed Boomtown Fair produces a Public Information Document each year.  The Boomtown Fair Public Information Document 2017 is now being distributed via the local community mailing list, door-to-door distribution, local media and publications, the Winchester City Council website and the Boomtown Fair Local Community website page. The document includes useful information such as: the opening times of the festival; pre-event sound checks and sound monitoring during the event; the Community Response Team; how to contact the festival; event control opening times; traffic information and footpath closures. You will find the Boomtown Fair Public Information Document HERE.

 

GET INVOLVED

Farmers’ Market 

NEW FOR 2017! We are incredibly blessed to hold our festival in a county that is bursting at the seams with delicious local produce so we thought what better way to celebrate this but to start a Farmers Market!

Applications for 2017 are now full and joining us this year are:

Cupcakes mmm Cookies

Baker Boys

Mrs B’s Bees

Turner Hardy & Co

Blackmoor Game

Badboys Biltong

Hampshire Pantry

 

LOCAL RESIDENTS TICKETS

Each year Boomtown offers local residents the opportunity to apply for day tickets to the festival.  Applications are now closed for 2017 and we are at full capacity. Should you wish to be added to the local community mailing list so that you are among the first to be informed that the 2018 applications are open please email: local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk.  

Raffle Ticket prizes

Another way in which we can support local charities is by offering tickets as a prize for a charity raffle or auction.

All raffle ticket prizes for Boomtown Fair 2017 have now been allocated.   Should you wish to be added to the local community mailing list so that you are among the first to be informed that the 2018 applications are open please email: local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk.

Please note – this is for local Winchester based charities, if you are from a charity that is based further afield please fill in the charity raffle form here.

If you have any questions, queries, or would like to get involved then please email local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk