As many of you will be aware, IngleFest – an annual 4-day music festival – is planning to relocate from Ingleston Common to Tresham. The festival will take place from Thursday 20th June to Sunday 23rd June within the field immediately beyond the small wood to the east of Burden Court. As music festivals require a licence to operate, InglesFest organisers have applied for one from Stroud District Council. The application is accompanied by a map showing where the event boundaries will be and the general layout as shown in this site plan.
A meeting was held on the evening of 11th March in Tresham Church attended by a good number of villagers where an introduction to the event was given by the event organiser Will Robson. Since this meeting, further information has been forthcoming on the way the event will be managed and what is planned for the weekend.
- No more than 1,000 attendees a day including musicians, catering, security and organisational staff
- Setting up of the event compound will commence on Saturday 15th June and dismantling will be completed by Thursday 27th June.
- Live music is proposed as follows:
- Thursday 20th – 1200-1600 and 1800 till 2200
- Friday 21st – 1600 till 2300 with a silent disco (music played wirelessly to headphones only) 2300 till 0100
- Saturday 22nd – 1600 till 2300 with a silent disco 2300 till 0200
- Sunday is departure day with curfew for leaving the site set as midday.
- There are two licensed bars and three food outlets proposed. Bars are proposed to be operated at the following times:
- Thursday 20th – 1600 till 2200
- Friday 21st – 1200 till 0100
- Saturday 22nd – 1200 till 0100
- There are no planned road closures with attendees to the festival arriving by car being told to come from the A46.
- Site security will be present for the duration of the event.
The Inglesfest organisers have acknowledged that Tresham residents will be put to some inconvenience and have made the following offer in way of compensation:
- 25% discount of all Standard weekend tickets bought by villagers (discount code obtainable from firstname.lastname@example.org);
- £750 donation to the Tresham Village Fund
- An Invitation to three local Primary School and community music groups to perform on the first day of the festival subject to licence conditions with all profits going to charity
The license application will be discussed at the forthcoming Parish Council meeting this Tuesday 9th at Hopkins Hall, Hillesley, with public participation welcomed at the outset. This meeting is anticipated to commence at 1930 but may be slightly delayed as there is an Parish Council AGM being held beforehand at 1900 which may overrun.
Any views on the licence application to support, object or propose compromises to be considered can be sent directly to Stroud District Council in writing to The Licensing Officer at email@example.com no later than Monday 22nd April. Should significant views be received a hearing will take place within 20 days of the 22nd April attended by three independent District Councillors to hear representations in person.
If you wish to contact me as your Parish Councillor to inform me of your views, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, however for your view to be considered by Stroud District Council you must provide this directly to the email address above.
Finally, I would encourage villagers to share their views by using the Comment facility at the foot of this post.