Preparations for the event start on 18th May, the majority of the work will take place from 8:00AM – 8:00PM, with any work outside of these times taking place at Council approved times only. The dismantling of the event will be complete by 2nd 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 26th May, the sound systems will be tested intermittently between 4:00PM – 6:00PM 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 the morning between 9:30AM – 10:30AM on each day of the event. The events will run between 10:30AM – 11:00PM.
If you have concerns about noise levels directly generated during the period of the event, you can contact the Residents Hotline below.
In order to ensure the event can run safely, including managing the large number of people arriving and departing, Oxfordshire County Council (as the Highways Authority) require Morrell Avenue at the South-West of the Park to be temporarily closed to traffic from 09:30PM to 11:59PM on the 27th and 28th May. Where safe to do so, we will facilitate access to those properties within the road closure.
Temporary parking suspensions have been in place at Morrell Avenue from Thursday 18th May. They will also be in place on Warneford Lane from Friday 26th May 11:59PM and re-opened from Sunday 28th May 11:59PM. 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 10:00PM – 11:00PM, so 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 LA 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 on 26th May 16:00-18:00 and then 27th & 28th May 9:00-midnight.
Residents Information Line: 01865 570024
Issues will be raised to the Organisers and Oxford City Council who will ensure they are dealt with swiftly.
Thank you for your continued support of the event.