Police confirm Creamfields road closures

Police confirm Creamfields road closures

Police confirm Creamfields road closures

First published in News

MOTORWAYS around Warrington are set to be busy this weekend as Creamfields comes to town once more.

The dance music festival starts in Daresbury on Friday with crowds of around 65,000 expected.

Police are warning residents to expect delays on the M56 around junctions 10, 11 and 12.

Most revellers are expected to arrive on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Road closures around the site will be enforced.

Hatton Lane, Holly Hedge Lane, and parts of Warrington Road and Old Chester Road, will be closed to non-residents.

Chester Road will be closed at the junction with the Daresbury Expressway.

Cheshire Police will be on duty from 7am on Friday until 2pm on Monday, policing the event and nearby neighbourhoods.

Sgt Rick Weaver, from the roads policing unit, said: "There will be thousands of people travelling into the area over the Bank Holiday weekend and this will once again test the traffic infrastructure to its limits.

“We are confident that the plan in place will address any issues that may arise from the increase in road users.

"The traffic plan has been designed to ensure that ticket holders can access and leave the site efficiently by the most appropriate routes.

“It also aims to manage the likelihood of increased traffic in the area for the benefit of local people who will need to maintain access to their homes and local businesses.

"Local roads will have full and partial closures on them −but residents will still be able to gain access to their homes at all times."

Anyone heading by car to Creamfields is advised to follow road signs, not Sat Navs.

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12:47pm Tue 19 Aug 14

tojahejome says...

Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?
Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place? tojahejome
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Tue 19 Aug 14

fedster says...

yeah not an inconvenience at all for all the companies and take aways that serve that area

If there so worried that some drunk or drugged up person will wander into the road and get hurt or killed then the site shouldn't be there in the first place.
yeah not an inconvenience at all for all the companies and take aways that serve that area If there so worried that some drunk or drugged up person will wander into the road and get hurt or killed then the site shouldn't be there in the first place. fedster
  • Score: 0

3:36pm Tue 19 Aug 14

mustang1974 says...

tojahejome wrote:
Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?
Do you think the same when roads are closed for:

1. Running events
2. Cycling events
3. Walking days - local & town
4. Marches
5. Disability awareness days
6. Motoring events

All these events, including this dance festival, are social affairs which bring in all sorts of revenues for all types of business including; councils, private & charity. In addition, the aforementioned events bring people together for a morning/afternoon, day, weekend of fun. Agreed, some people will of course attempt to ruin things by being too drunk or high on drugs, however the majority of revelers, attendees, locales & businesses have an amazing time. Furthermore, what an opportunity for Warrington to stage this annual event.

Come on 'tojahejome', lighten up and take this weekend for what it is and be grateful that the police and local council are ensuring everyone's safety. A couple of road closures is not the end of the world nor is it a massive inconvenience....try your satnav, google maps, o2's here maps, whatever, and you will soon find an alternative route for this weekend only.
[quote][p][bold]tojahejome[/bold] wrote: Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?[/p][/quote]Do you think the same when roads are closed for: 1. Running events 2. Cycling events 3. Walking days - local & town 4. Marches 5. Disability awareness days 6. Motoring events All these events, including this dance festival, are social affairs which bring in all sorts of revenues for all types of business including; councils, private & charity. In addition, the aforementioned events bring people together for a morning/afternoon, day, weekend of fun. Agreed, some people will of course attempt to ruin things by being too drunk or high on drugs, however the majority of revelers, attendees, locales & businesses have an amazing time. Furthermore, what an opportunity for Warrington to stage this annual event. Come on 'tojahejome', lighten up and take this weekend for what it is and be grateful that the police and local council are ensuring everyone's safety. A couple of road closures is not the end of the world nor is it a massive inconvenience....try your satnav, google maps, o2's here maps, whatever, and you will soon find an alternative route for this weekend only. mustang1974
  • Score: 10

4:33pm Tue 19 Aug 14

MikeJT says...

tojahejome wrote:
Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?
In simple terms, the events is billed for an extra policing costs and the logistics costs for signage etc.
[quote][p][bold]tojahejome[/bold] wrote: Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?[/p][/quote]In simple terms, the events is billed for an extra policing costs and the logistics costs for signage etc. MikeJT
  • Score: 4

7:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Cheap Mower says...

So are the closuers as of 7am friday morning?
So are the closuers as of 7am friday morning? Cheap Mower
  • Score: 1

10:02pm Tue 19 Aug 14

SickAndTired2 says...

mustang1974 wrote:
tojahejome wrote:
Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?
Do you think the same when roads are closed for:

1. Running events
2. Cycling events
3. Walking days - local & town
4. Marches
5. Disability awareness days
6. Motoring events

All these events, including this dance festival, are social affairs which bring in all sorts of revenues for all types of business including; councils, private & charity. In addition, the aforementioned events bring people together for a morning/afternoon, day, weekend of fun. Agreed, some people will of course attempt to ruin things by being too drunk or high on drugs, however the majority of revelers, attendees, locales & businesses have an amazing time. Furthermore, what an opportunity for Warrington to stage this annual event.

Come on 'tojahejome', lighten up and take this weekend for what it is and be grateful that the police and local council are ensuring everyone's safety. A couple of road closures is not the end of the world nor is it a massive inconvenience....try your satnav, google maps, o2's here maps, whatever, and you will soon find an alternative route for this weekend only.
People like tojahejome see the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
[quote][p][bold]mustang1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tojahejome[/bold] wrote: Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?[/p][/quote]Do you think the same when roads are closed for: 1. Running events 2. Cycling events 3. Walking days - local & town 4. Marches 5. Disability awareness days 6. Motoring events All these events, including this dance festival, are social affairs which bring in all sorts of revenues for all types of business including; councils, private & charity. In addition, the aforementioned events bring people together for a morning/afternoon, day, weekend of fun. Agreed, some people will of course attempt to ruin things by being too drunk or high on drugs, however the majority of revelers, attendees, locales & businesses have an amazing time. Furthermore, what an opportunity for Warrington to stage this annual event. Come on 'tojahejome', lighten up and take this weekend for what it is and be grateful that the police and local council are ensuring everyone's safety. A couple of road closures is not the end of the world nor is it a massive inconvenience....try your satnav, google maps, o2's here maps, whatever, and you will soon find an alternative route for this weekend only.[/p][/quote]People like tojahejome see the cost of everything and the value of nothing. SickAndTired2
  • Score: 6

9:52am Wed 20 Aug 14

grey_man says...

fedster wrote:
yeah not an inconvenience at all for all the companies and take aways that serve that area

If there so worried that some drunk or drugged up person will wander into the road and get hurt or killed then the site shouldn't be there in the first place.
What takeaways? It's a field a couple of miles out of town.
[quote][p][bold]fedster[/bold] wrote: yeah not an inconvenience at all for all the companies and take aways that serve that area If there so worried that some drunk or drugged up person will wander into the road and get hurt or killed then the site shouldn't be there in the first place.[/p][/quote]What takeaways? It's a field a couple of miles out of town. grey_man
  • Score: 0

10:47am Wed 20 Aug 14

fedster says...

actually its not that far from stockton heath

main delivery areas runcorn
and up the back of creamfields

it adds unnecessary time and distance to any journey.

the road planing is a pain in the rear

they put 40 limit on the road 4 months before the event.
actually its not that far from stockton heath main delivery areas runcorn and up the back of creamfields it adds unnecessary time and distance to any journey. the road planing is a pain in the rear they put 40 limit on the road 4 months before the event. fedster
  • Score: -4

11:22am Wed 20 Aug 14

grey_man says...

So the people attending - many of whom don't know the area - are going to leave the site, which is full of food, and travel to Stockton Heath for a bag of chips from Panny's?
So the people attending - many of whom don't know the area - are going to leave the site, which is full of food, and travel to Stockton Heath for a bag of chips from Panny's? grey_man
  • Score: 6

12:25pm Wed 20 Aug 14

fedster says...

grey_man wrote:
So the people attending - many of whom don't know the area - are going to leave the site, which is full of food, and travel to Stockton Heath for a bag of chips from Panny's?
no but those that live in the area phone in for an order you know like some people do of a weekend

means that the drivers have to detour to hell and back just to get to a location thats near or around creamfields

tbf its not the police they normaly give a nod and let you through its the idiotic security guards who think they have power.
[quote][p][bold]grey_man[/bold] wrote: So the people attending - many of whom don't know the area - are going to leave the site, which is full of food, and travel to Stockton Heath for a bag of chips from Panny's?[/p][/quote]no but those that live in the area phone in for an order you know like some people do of a weekend means that the drivers have to detour to hell and back just to get to a location thats near or around creamfields tbf its not the police they normaly give a nod and let you through its the idiotic security guards who think they have power. fedster
  • Score: -5

1:31pm Wed 20 Aug 14

grey_man says...

Ok fair enough but there's only a handful of houses out there and it's only for the weekend.
Ok fair enough but there's only a handful of houses out there and it's only for the weekend. grey_man
  • Score: 0

9:13pm Wed 20 Aug 14

OBO says...

Why should i use more petrol to get to work its expensive enough and go all round the world which only takes 20 mins to get to warrington now i will have to go widnes way
Why should i use more petrol to get to work its expensive enough and go all round the world which only takes 20 mins to get to warrington now i will have to go widnes way OBO
  • Score: -1

10:31pm Wed 20 Aug 14

dave.thompson@5bp.nhs.uk says...

mustang1974 wrote:
tojahejome wrote:
Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?
Do you think the same when roads are closed for:

1. Running events
2. Cycling events
3. Walking days - local & town
4. Marches
5. Disability awareness days
6. Motoring events

All these events, including this dance festival, are social affairs which bring in all sorts of revenues for all types of business including; councils, private & charity. In addition, the aforementioned events bring people together for a morning/afternoon, day, weekend of fun. Agreed, some people will of course attempt to ruin things by being too drunk or high on drugs, however the majority of revelers, attendees, locales & businesses have an amazing time. Furthermore, what an opportunity for Warrington to stage this annual event.

Come on 'tojahejome', lighten up and take this weekend for what it is and be grateful that the police and local council are ensuring everyone's safety. A couple of road closures is not the end of the world nor is it a massive inconvenience....try your satnav, google maps, o2's here maps, whatever, and you will soon find an alternative route for this weekend only.
I personally don't object to road closures for community events, but may I correct you, we don't require road closures for Disability Awareness Day.
[quote][p][bold]mustang1974[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tojahejome[/bold] wrote: Why theb hell should us tax paying motorists be inconvenienced by this type of event. I don't know the answer to this question, but who picks up the policing bill and the bill for setting the road closure in place?[/p][/quote]Do you think the same when roads are closed for: 1. Running events 2. Cycling events 3. Walking days - local & town 4. Marches 5. Disability awareness days 6. Motoring events All these events, including this dance festival, are social affairs which bring in all sorts of revenues for all types of business including; councils, private & charity. In addition, the aforementioned events bring people together for a morning/afternoon, day, weekend of fun. Agreed, some people will of course attempt to ruin things by being too drunk or high on drugs, however the majority of revelers, attendees, locales & businesses have an amazing time. Furthermore, what an opportunity for Warrington to stage this annual event. Come on 'tojahejome', lighten up and take this weekend for what it is and be grateful that the police and local council are ensuring everyone's safety. A couple of road closures is not the end of the world nor is it a massive inconvenience....try your satnav, google maps, o2's here maps, whatever, and you will soon find an alternative route for this weekend only.[/p][/quote]I personally don't object to road closures for community events, but may I correct you, we don't require road closures for Disability Awareness Day. dave.thompson@5bp.nhs.uk
  • Score: 5

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