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Thread #157469   Message #3729336
Posted By: GUEST,Howard Jones
10-Aug-15 - 08:17 AM
Thread Name: Sidmouth Folkweek 2015
Subject: RE: Sidmouth Folkweek 2015
Visitors to the festival are encouraged to park at the Bulverton and take the festival bus. Campers are likewise encouraged to leave their cars at the site and take the bus.

When a town faces such a large influx of visitors then some parking restrictions and road closures are necessary to prevent the place from seizing up. Some of the parking restrictions are put in place to allow the festival bus service to operate without being obstructed. Others are in place to allow festival visitors to move around more safely.

For most visitors to the festival it is not necessary to drive into town, and it could be argued that keeping vehicles away from the town centre benefits the festival rather than detracts from it, by creating an environment where people can wander around enjoying the music without worrying about traffic. Of course this is inconvenient for residents, but any public event anywhere is likely to cause some disruption.