Festwich Community Festival – Important Information

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Below is a statement provided by the Festwich organisers:


“Following from the success of last year’s Festwich, St Mary’s Park will be hosting this year’s event on 26 & 27 July. Festwich will present the very best in tribute acts catering for all the family with a wide range of musical tastes from tributes acts such as The Doors to Led Zepellin, plus a community stage featuring local Prestwich talent from DJ’s to comedians.


As you know last year we worked extremely closely with the Councils Parks & Countryside Team, the police and other partners to ensure that any potential negative impact on the neighbourhood and local residents was kept to a minimum. The event was deemed a huge success by all parties involved.


We want to continue being good neighbours and minimize disruption and inconvenience wherever possible so please see information below relating to the concert and the measures which we are putting into place.


Preparation for the concert in relation to the sound will only take place on the day of each concert and will be no earlier running a test than 10am, the sound will not be continuous, and this is again to keep any potential disturbance at a minimum.


As the concert gets underway we are working with independent specialist sound consultants who will be constantly monitoring the sound levels within the neighbourhood to keep them at a minimum level.


The concert will start at 12 noon & finish at 10pm. In between live bands the sound will also be kept low with background music.


We will be staffing a community hotline telephone service in case you wish to contact us for any reason. Please be assured we will address any of your concerns. To assist us in answering any queries you may be asked to provide your name and contact number as we may need to call you back.


We genuinely hope there will be minimum disruption if any at all to you and your family and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.


Should anyone have any concerns prior to the concert we are holding a drop in question and answer session at the Longfield suite on Thursday 5th June 6.30pm – 8.30pm and the 6th June 10.30am – 11.30am, the organizers and a representative for the police and council will be present to answer any question.”


Ivan Lewis YOUR MP for bury south

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