New Safety & Security Measures for Creamfields
11 August 2003
Creamfields organisers have unveiled a host of improved security measures to make this years event the safest yet. Improved measures put in place at last year's event resulted in a 60% drop in crime at the festival. By further increasing lighting, security and policing levels, the organisers and Police expect a further reduction in crime at this years event which is expected to attract over 40,000 people from across the UK. Over the last 6 years Creamfields has statistically remained one of the safest festivals in the country, the safety of those attending has always been the organisers main priority, that and making sure that everyone has an amazing and memorable day out. This year's crime reduction strategy includes a greater number of police, stewards, and security officers who are there to help and not hinder. There will be a further 3km of fencing in place this year to prevent non-ticket holders from gaining access to the site, increased ticket checks will be in place, increased lighting along main thoroughfares, the car parks and within the site itself will be put in place to improve visibility, higher levels of security, high visible policing plus CCTV will also be in operation on site throughout the event. Jim King, festival organiser says: "Cream, Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police plan to make this year's Creamfields the safest event to date. We saw a big drop in crime last year and are confident that we will have a further reduction at this year's festival. Whilst Creamfields is statistically one of the safest festivals in the country, these added measures will make the event even better. Liverpool is fast becoming a major city for outdoor live music and we are sending out a clear message to event goers that Creamfields is going to be a great day out, and an even clearer message to those trying to seek access without a ticket to stay away." John Myles, Superintenent Merseyside Police adds: "Merseyside Police look forward to working with our partners to ensure that 'Creamfields' remains one of the safest festivals in the country. High visibility Policing means that officers will be on hand throughout the event to provide, help, reassure and makesure that visitors find the event memorable for the right reasons " Councillor Malcolm Kelly, Chairman of Licensing Committee said: "These additional measures will help the event to continue to be a major attraction in the UK music calendar."