Isle of Wight Festival keeps licence for 2013

Isle fof Wight Festival keeps licence for 2013

Isle fof Wight Festival keeps licence for 2013

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

The Isle of Wight Festival has been told it can keep its licence, following a review today.

Organisers were told they must publish documents regarding safety plans and traffic management ahead of the event.

But they were told they would not have their licence restricted to five years or have the number of festivalgoers permitted reduced.

Organisers Solo had told the hearing they have already spent £200,000 on new traffic plans for the event, following last year's festival which was plunged into chaos when torrential rain closed car parks and caused huge tailbacks.

John Giddings, who owns the company behind the festival, also told the Daily Echo that car park capacity would be quadrupled, along with the number of entrances into car parks.

Aerospace company GNK had called for the licensing review, after it said the travel chaos cost them £50,000.

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3:54pm Tue 20 Nov 12

The irate commuter says...

No mention that Mr Giddings will now be introducing a car parking charge?

Now to turn distaster into a profit in one swoop !!!!!
No mention that Mr Giddings will now be introducing a car parking charge? Now to turn distaster into a profit in one swoop !!!!! The irate commuter
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5:13pm Tue 20 Nov 12

Beer Monster says...

Maybe they're trying to keep on Mr Giddings' good side - look what's happened after they had a spat with Saints Chairman Nicola Cortese.

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-england-ham
pshire-20411327

Doesn't bother me as I cycle to the festival site :-)
Maybe they're trying to keep on Mr Giddings' good side - look what's happened after they had a spat with Saints Chairman Nicola Cortese. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-england-ham pshire-20411327 Doesn't bother me as I cycle to the festival site :-) Beer Monster
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7:16pm Tue 20 Nov 12

The Music Man says...

The irate commuter wrote:
No mention that Mr Giddings will now be introducing a car parking charge?

Now to turn distaster into a profit in one swoop !!!!!
I'm amazed they don't already charge for parking - every other festival does. It's a good idea - it will encourage more people to use public transport and any funds raised will enable them to enhance the car parking facilities.....
[quote][p][bold]The irate commuter[/bold] wrote: No mention that Mr Giddings will now be introducing a car parking charge? Now to turn distaster into a profit in one swoop !!!!![/p][/quote]I'm amazed they don't already charge for parking - every other festival does. It's a good idea - it will encourage more people to use public transport and any funds raised will enable them to enhance the car parking facilities..... The Music Man
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