We are delighted to be back in South Park for the third Common People on the weekend of Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018. This page explains what the organisers are doing to minimise the effect on you as a resident and how to get in touch with any concerns.
Preparations for the event start on Friday 17 May, the majority of the work will take place each day between 08:00 – 20:00, with any work outside of these times taking place at Council approved times only. The dismantling of the event will be complete by Friday 1 June. Prior to the handover the organisers of Common People will ensure all remaining public spaces are clean and returned to the best possible standard.
The organisers are required to make sure the noise from the event is controlled to limits agreed with the Local Authority. A specialist noise consultant will monitor noise levels both in South Park and at agreed monitoring points surrounding the park during the event.
On Friday 25th May, the sound systems will be tested intermittently between 16:00 – 18:00 to ensure they do not breach the noise limits set by the Local Authority. There will be a further brief period of intermittent testing on each morning of the event, between 09:30 – 10:30. The event will run between 10:30 – 23:00 each day.
If you have concerns about noise levels directly generated during the period of the event, you can contact the Residents Hotline on the number in this document.
In order to ensure the event can run safely, including managing the large number of people arriving and departing, Morrell Avenue at the South-West of the Park will be temporarily closed to traffic between 21:30 – 23:59 on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May.
Temporary parking suspensions will be in place on Morrell Avenue (see map on reverse) between 06:00 Friday 17 May – 23:59 Thursday 31 May. They will also be in place on Warneford Lane from 18:00 Friday 25 May and re- opened from 23:59 Sunday 27 May. Advance warning signage will be in place at each location.
Each evening, we anticipate there will be a staggered exit from the park with most guests leaving between 22:00 – 23:00, traffic in the areas around South Park will be busy at this time.
Impact of the Event
The organisers along with Oxford City Council and the Local Authority’s Safety Advisory Group that comprises of all the emergency services have worked extensively to ensure that the impact on the local residents is minimised. This includes stewarding, policing and signage and includes input from the Local Authority. During the event the Event Team and Local Authority work together, meeting regularly to respond quickly to any issues raised by residents.
If you are concerned about any aspect of the event, please contact our Residents Hotline, which will be operational 16:00 – 18:00 daily Thursday 17 May – Friday 1 June and Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 09:00 – 00:00.
Residents Information Line: 07391 032766
Residents Email: [email protected]