Local Community

Local Community

A272 NEWS UPDATE

40 mph speed limits on the A272 will be in force from Saturday 4 to Monday 13 August.

Temporary traffic lights will be in force intermittently on the A272 from Sun 5 to Mon13 August to facilitate the safe passage of traffic accessing and departing the festival site.

2018 SUMMER NEWSLETTER & PUBLIC INFORMATION

With only weeks to go until Boomtown 2018, the excitement is building for the 60,000 people who are joining us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary! We are also very excited to be welcoming 1000 of you who have taken advantage of the Sunday complimentary tickets locally… what an amazing response we have had!

PUBLIC INFORMATION

As part of our commitment to keep residents informed, please read on for key community-related information, including:

  • Festival Contact Details - Dedicated local community and resident hotlines.
  • Key Festival Timings - Vehicle and pedestrian access, licensed entertainment hours, and scheduled sound propagation tests.
  • Important Traffic Information - Temporary traffic signage, expected congestion’s, and road closures.

KEY FESTIVAL TIMINGS

Date in August

Vehicle Access

Pedestrian Access

Licensed entertainment

Sound Propagation Tests

Wednesday 8

10am to 9.30pm

midday to 9.30pm

11am to 11pm

10am to midday

Thursday 9

10am to 9.30pm

midday to 9.30pm

10am to midnight

9am to midday

Friday 10

10am to 9.30pm

10am to 9.30pm

10am to 4am

10am to midday

Saturday 11

10am to 9.30pm

10am to 9.30pm

10am to 4am

none

Sunday 12

10am to 9.30pm

10am to 9.30pm

10am to midnight

none

 

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I EXPECT FESTIVAL-RELATED TRAFFIC CONGESTION?

A272 running from the A31 to Rodfield Lane:

  • Wednesday 8th August from 10am to 6pm 
  • Thursday 9th August from 10am to 6pm
  • Monday 13th August 8am to 5pm

A31 from M3 Junction 9 to Alresford:

  • Thursday 9th August 8am to 6pm
  • Monday 13th 10am to 5pm

Rodfield Lane between the A31 & A272

  • Thursday 9th August 8am to 6pm
  • Monday 13th 10am to 5pm

Coach/Campervan Routes via Morestead Rd & Longwood Rd

  • Thursday 9th August from 10am to 6pm
  • Monday 13th August 8am to 4pm
  • On Monday staff will assist with traffic management at Twyford Traffic Lights 

 

WILL THERE BE ANY ROAD CLOSURES?

From Thursday 9th August from 7am to 7pm in the instance of heavy traffic congestion, road closures will be implemented to allow for local traffic in Newburgh Street near Winchester Train Station.

On Thursday 9th and Monday 13th August, roads local to the festival site may be subject to closure to protect local residential areas from excessively heavy traffic congestion. Residents wishing to use a road that is closed may approach the accredited staff on duty in these locations to request access.  

YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL US TO REQUEST A RESIDENT VEHICLE PASS TO BE SENT TO YOU TO PRINT AT HOME local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk

 

WHERE WILL TRAFFIC SIGNAGE BE ERECTED?

Temporary traffic signals will be utilised to maintain traffic flows & increase safety at key locations. Please comply with the signage as it is there to ensure the safety of ALL road-users.

  • 40 mph speed limits will be in force on the A272 from Saturday 4 to Monday 13 August
  • Temporary traffic lights will be in force intermittently on the A272 from Sunday 5 to Monday 13 August to facilitate the safe passage of traffic on and off the festival site
  • 40 mph speed limits will be in force on the A31 from Wednesday 8 to Monday 13 August
  • Gap closures on the A31 will be in operation from 5am on Thursday 9 to 6pm on Monday 13 August
  • Pedestrians who are insistent on walking to the festival site will be encouraged to cross the A31 at the Percy Hobbs roundabout & signage will direct them to walk along a track inside the field away from the A31
  • Lane closures & merges on the A31 westbound during the festival - please use the Offside Lane to avoid the event entrances
  • Lane closures & merges on the A31 eastbound on Monday 13th August - please use the Nearside Lane

FESTIVAL CONTACT DETAILS - How do I contact the festival if I have a local issue or query between Saturday 4 & Tuesday 14 August?

Contact us via the RESIDENTS HOTLINE 01962 678 606. The team manning this number will be best placed to respond most efficiently to your query.  During this period you can also contact the festival via email eventcontrol@boomtownfair.co.uk. 

Please note: for the swiftest response please use the RESIDENTS HOTLINE.

FOOTPATH CLOSURES

The South Downs Way will be diverted from Monday 6th to Wednesday 15th August inclusive. There will be signage in place signifying the diverted walking route around the perimeter of the event site. The diversion is necessary in the interests of public safety. 

NO BOOMTOWN FINALE FIREWORKS

Boomtown is not planning a Finale Fireworks display on the Sunday of the Festival, however, pyrotechnics will be involved in the closing shows on the main stages.

ROAD SWEEPERS

Road sweepers will be on standby throughout the event to keep the roads outside the event clear from mud, stones & debris should the need arise. If there is a period of prolonged rain predicted, this resource will be on site.

FESTIVAL FEEDBACK CONSULTATION

This will take place on Monday 10th September from 6.30pm to 8pm in Alresford Recreation Centre, The Avenue, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9EP.  Please keep us informed on your opinions & feedback throughout the year via local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk.

 

 

NEWSLETTERS

Locals in the surrounding area are updated on locally relevant Boomtown Fair news through regular newsletters circulated in Spring, Summer and Autumn. The Boomtown Summer Newsletter 2018 can be found via this LINK.

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.  Please let us know if you would like to be added to our local community mailing list to be the first to hear about local ticket offers, our local newsletters etc.