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Crystal Palace park residents information

Wireless Crystal Palace

Welcome

Welcome to our Festival Republic local community page.

Following our events in the Park in 2021, we are committed to engaging with the local community, and it is important to us to hear and understand your opinions. We know that 2021 had its difficulties but we are here to improve and we, therefore, appreciate you taking the time to visit our page and sharing your views on the plans to deliver a diverse and exciting calendar of events.

We would be grateful if you would share your views and feedback via our dedicated email address [email protected]

EVENTS IN 2022

Wireless Festival
1st – 3rd July 2022
11:30 – 21:30

A three day music festival showcasing a diverse and high calibre of international and UK based artists.

Community Youth Concert
Wednesday 6th July 2022
17:00 – 21:00 (approx.)

Working closely with the Trust and local schools to organise a free school event and showcase youth talent for those who would not have a platform to do so normally.

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Thursday 7th July 2022
17:00 – 21:00 (approx.)

Further details to follow shortly. This will be a similar event to 2021.

Home Run Derby X
Saturday 9th July 2022
12:00 – 21:30

A live exhibition event experience with Home Runs and epic show-stealing catches followed by a music act.

Players are drafted from Major League Baseball legends, male and female professional players and celebrity Wild Cards.

 

ACCESS TO THE PARK

We will begin the set up for these events in the park on Tuesday 21st June 2022 and will finish the breakdown on approximately Thursday 14th July 2022.

All areas outside the event perimeter fencing (shown in red line) will be accessible as normal during the build and break of the show.

During the build and break, access to the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, Brown & Green Café and the National Sports Centre will be as usual. During the event days, due to the crowds some areas may be busier than usual, but there will be security staff on hand to ensure members of the public wishing to use the park will be directed to where they want to go.

Signage will also be displayed around the Park closer to the build date, advising residents of timings and closures.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

As part of our traffic management plan, we will be implementing measures during three phases of the event: the build and break phase (advance warning signage), the ingress phase and the Egress phase (road closure signage) and want to make sure residents are aware of the significance of these.

PARKING RESTRICTIONS / RESIDENT ACCESS

We advise all attendees to our events that they are no parking shows. In order to minimise attendees parking in the local area and maintain resident and business parking, we are working with Local Authorities to implement resident access only road closures and parking restrictions. Where access for residents is required, we will communicate how proof will be established nearer the time of the event. Once confirmed, full details of these road closures will be published here.

ROAD CLOSURES

Advanced warning signs will be placed at resident access only points, surrounding roads and the wider road network to advise residents and road users of events and possible delays.

To facilitate the safe movement of pedestrians and festival goers, we are proposing the following road closures for events on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 9th July:

Thicket Road

Thicket Road to be closed at the junction with Crystal Palace Park Road, between 10:00 – 23:30 on each event day. Access for residents of Thicket Road will be maintained via the junction with Anerley Road and Anerley Park Road. The existing one-way restriction on Thicket Road will be relaxed whilst the road closure is in place.

Anerley Park

Anerley Park to be closed, from the junction with the High Street to the junction with Penge West station between 20:00 – 23:30 on each event day. During these times, access for residents will be maintained via the junction with Anerley Road and Anerley Park Road.

Anerley Hill

Anerley Hill to be closed to traffic travelling in a south-easterly direction between 20:00 -23:30 on each event day.

Further updates and confirmed closures will be communicated in advance to residents at subsequent engagement sessions, letter drops and updated on this webpage.

TRANSPORT

There will be minimal impact on transport, however, train stations that are close to the festival will be much busier than normal between 20:00 – 00:00 on:

  • Friday 1st,
  • Saturday 2nd,
  • Sunday 3rd and
  • Saturday 9th July.

We advise those travelling between these times to allow more time.

We anticipate the busier stations will be: Crystal Palace

  • Penge West
  • Anerley
  • Gipsy Hill

We expect that there will be no disruption to transport for the smaller events on the 6th and 7th July.

SOUND

We are working with the industry’s leading acoustic consultants to monitor the on- and off-site noise levels.

Our speaker systems are being redesigned from 2021 in an attempt to better control the low frequency content – mostly low-frequency bass in particular – so we anticipate that there will be an improvement in off-site noise.

Sound checks will take place before each of the event days prior to opening, and on Thursday 30th June 2022. Details of timings of the sound checks will be communicated in due course.

VIBRATIONS

We know that, in 2021, residents were alarmed by the vibration felt in residences. The vibrations were caused by large sections of the crowd jumping at the same time to produce a low frequency vibration, which causes building to sway slightly. We would like to reassure residents that based on the measurements taken in 2021, any vibration they may feel is far, far below the level where there is any risk of damage to their property, or even of fine cracks appearing in paintwork, and there is no danger either to their homes or to historic structures within the Park. Regardless of this point, we are working closely with Vanguardia to understand if there are measures that can be taken to mitigate this potential issue and will also be monitoring vibrations in addition to sound in 2022.

We will be sharing further information on the 2021 vibrations which will be published here.

SECURITY

We are committed to providing safe shows and we are working closely with highly experienced security and stewarding teams, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Police, to review and deliver a clear and effective security plan.

Our security teams will be positioned on-site (during both build and break and on event days) and offsite on event days in the surrounding areas to manage crowd safety and to minimise and prevent some of the anti-social behaviour we observed in 2021. In 2022, we will be deploying additional numbers of security patrol teams as a roaming presence in the roads and around transport hubs as well as response teams available to respond to calls made to our residents hotline once in operation on event days.

LITTER

We are determined to be good neighbours and we always aim to leave parks and local communities in the same condition as we found them. We are making additional arrangements for off-site cleaning in the local area for 2022. There will be designated waste management teams appointed to service any routes our customers take to and from the main transport hubs and around the perimeter of the park. In addition, we will be positioning extra toilets in key areas that attendees will be using to travel to and away from the site.

If you have any concerns during the course of the events, you will be able to contact us via our community hotline or email address.

HERITAGE & WILDLIFE

We are fully aware that Crystal Palace Park is not only a Grade II Registered Park and Garden and Archaeological Protection Area but also a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation and as such, we are working with industry experts to ensure the protection to Heritage Assets, landscape, trees, vegetation and wildlife to protect these features from damage arising as a result of works undertaken as part of our events.

As part of our induction and briefing process, there will be a specific heritage section in the induction for all workers on site to ensure full compliance and understanding of the site rules.

GET INVOLVED

As the people who know the area best, we want YOU to be a part of our events. We have lots of opportunities to get involved. Current opportunities include:

VOLUNTEERING

Community Volunteers – working alongside us on Show Days to help be our eyes and ears around the Park, you will be provided with all the tools to become our Community Volunteers.

WORK EXPERIENCE/EVENT DAY POSITIONS

If you have experience in Event Management, Production, Administration, Health & Safety and would be interested in an event day role, please get in touch!

BUSINESS COLLABORATION

We would love to work with local businesses in advance and during event days. Please do get in touch if you think your business could be involved.

To get involved, please send an up-to-date CV and details of your skills or business to [email protected]

RESIDENTS TICKETS

We are pleased to be running a ballot in which we are offering complimentary tickets to lucky residents to one of our Crystal Palace Park events of their choosing. To enter, please email [email protected] with

Crystal Palace Resident Ticket Ballot” in the subject heading, along with your name, postcode, event and preferred date in the main body of the email. All entries to be submitted by 31st May. The draw will take place on Wednesday 1st June 2022.