Cheshire Constabulary working to ensure festival goers enjoy Creamfields safely as possible
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The UK’s biggest dance music festival, Creamfields 2023, is taking place in Daresbury over the Bank Holiday Weekend, and Cheshire Constabulary is once again working alongside organisers to ensure that everyone attending stays safe.
Around 70,000 music fans are expected at the annual event, which returns to the area from Thursday 24 to Monday 28 August.
Policing the festival is a considerable undertaking for the force and during the festival, and officers will be supporting Creamfields event and security staff and providing a visible presence to prevent incidents of crime and disorder.
The operation extends beyond the festival site’s borders, too, with particular focus on supporting our communities and trying to minimise the impact of the festival on local residents as much as possible.
Superintendent Sarah Heath is overseeing the policing operation for the event this year, said:
“As with previous years, a great deal of time and effort has gone into planning for this event to ensure that we are as prepared as possible for what is the biggest event that we help to police in Cheshire.
“Our main aim is to ensure the safety of festival goers and support the local community. I know that the majority of people who will attend will enjoy the event responsibly.”
“The event organisers will have a range of security measures in place such as searches before being granted entry and drug dogs in attendance. Amnesty bins are also in place at entrance points of the site for prohibited items and anyone who does not use these bins but is found to be in possession of drugs or weapons will be dealt with.
“Be under no illusion – if you are caught trying to smuggle anything like this into the festival, you will be prosecuted and the impact of that is lasting. We’ve seen hundreds of people charged and dealt with by the courts down the years - don’t let it be you.”
To report a non-emergency incident at Creamfields visit www.cheshire.police.uk or call 101. In an emergency always dial 999.