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DISCUSS THE FUTURE: Festival event concerns

DISCUSS THE FUTURE: Festival event concerns

St Helens Borough Council has held an ‘urgent review’ meeting to look into the issues which arose from the festival, Image: LDRS

Council chiefs and organisers are set to discuss the future use of the site used for the Reminisce festival amid concerns over the recent event.

In the region of 20,000 people attended the event at Sherdley Park earlier this month, with festival-goers saying they faced horrendous queuing and delays.

Some also raised security concerns and labelled the organisation ‘shambolic’ and the overall experience a ‘nightmare’.

Groups of volunteers also went out to collect hundreds of bags full of litter on approaches to the park and said the sheer volume of waste left discarded in the area was ‘absolutely horrendous’.

St Helens Borough Council has held an ‘urgent review’ meeting to look into the issues which arose from the festival.

A spokesman said: “Following the internal review held last week with key council and partner services a number of issues have been highlighted and a meeting has now been arranged with the organisers.

“This meeting will take place next week, when the future use of the site will be discussed with senior officers and cabinet members.”

The meeting of the safety advisory group will be held in private.

 

Words: Aran Dhillon, Local Demcoracy Reporter


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