Springfield UK have an alcohol Premises License.
This has been given by St Albans District Council but the rules are set by the government. No alcohol is permitted to be brought on site.
Security checks will be carried out at the entrance. In the event people are prepared to sneak drinks in, SpringfieldUK would risk losing its License and would have to close down. Therefore we have no option but to be very strict with regards to outside drinks being brought in.
The Heroes Festival is committed to ensuring a safe and well spirited family Festival; Springfield UK understands that at the centre of this commitment is a fair and productive alcohol policy which will encourage responsible drinking.
Springfield UK will be implementing a tokens purchase system, these tokens will only be given to guests who can confirm they are over the age of 18 years old. Token purchase stations will be available within the top field. No bar will sell alcohol to anyone (no matter how old they are) without tokens.
Springfield UK bars will ban people from the bars if they are found to be:
* acting in a disruptive or abusive manner whilst under the influence of alcohol
* purchasing alcohol for the consumption of a minor
* purchasing alcohol for someone who has been refused for being in excess of alcohol
All drinks sold at the bars will be in open paper or plastic containers.
There will be Stewards throughout the grounds at all times who will report to bar managers if they see any guest who they believe may be approaching an excess of alcohol, so the bar managers can deal with any problems arising, before the guest is refused service. All bars will trade between the hours of 12pm until 12am.
Bar staff will operate the ‘Challenge 25’ scheme on all bars. Signage is displayed in a prominent position in all bar areas to demonstrate commitment to this scheme. If a ticket holder appears to be under 25, then the bar staff may require proof that he/she is over 18. In these circumstances staff will explain:
* Explain that it is against the law to serve alcohol to Under 18′s.
* Ask for identification.
(Only three types are acceptable: PASS’ hologram proof of age card, British Passport, Photograph driving license).
If a guest does not have identification, we will be unable to serve them and suggest they bring ID with them.
Each member of the bar staff receives a comprehensive training covering all key aspects of working within a licensed premises including H & S policies as well as education as to the legal requirements of their role, including their responsibilities not to serve under 18′s and those who are intoxicated.
There is also a DPS registered with the council onsite at all times to ensure that all license conditions are being met at times.
No Drugs Policy:
Our policy on drugs is based on three core messages:
• Drug dealers and abusers
• Welfare and treatment
Heroes Festival does not condone the dealing in or use of illegal drugs on site. This is a Family festival where children will be present.
The following message, to actively discourage dealers and abusers, will be published in the following ways:-
Attached to the instructions given to all security staff and Volunteer Marshals at the event
Signage posted at strategic locations throughout the site.
Signage at the entrances
“The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Heroes Festival. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers may be on site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. If you deal in drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the site without recompense. Experimenting with drugs can lead to adverse reactions. Drugs can kill. The crowds and the sheer size of the Festival can be very frightening and disorientating. If you do take drugs and you become ill, depressed or frightened please ask a steward to direct you to one of the many facilities on site which can help and support you. For free confidential drugs information and advice 24 hours a day talk to FRANK. If you have a hearing impairment you can Textphone FRANK on 0800 917 8765”
“You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and/or offensive activities onsite may be searched.
All those attending the site may be asked to submit to a search and if found in possession will be refused entry. An amnesty bin will be available at the entrance.
Those found in possession on site will have their drugs confiscated by Security and ejected from the site, if found to have large amounts they will be detained and reported to the Police. If you do take drugs and you become ill, depressed or frightened please ask a steward to direct you to one First Aid post or a Security guard on site where you can receive help.
DRUG DEALERS AND ABUSERS:
Heroes Festival and the appointed Security and stewarding staff will take an active role monitoring for drug dealing and will work in full co-operation with the Hertfordshire Constabulary.
Heroes Festival will work as an intelligence gathering agency in partnership with the Hertfordshire Constabulary When there is a strong suspicion of drug dealing, security will inform and assist Hertfordshire Constabulary in every way possible.
Heroes Festival will evict persons strongly suspected of drug dealing and wherever possible will channel these evictions via the police.
WELFARE AND TREATMENT:
Heroes Festival Marshals are instructed to direct and/or escort anyone who may be at risk under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol to Emergency First Aid and are fully informed about the welfare and drugs advisory facilities. They can direct individuals to:-
- First Aid personnel at the First Aid point
It is the intention of Heroes Festival to invite local charitable projects who deal with the cessation of drug use and the reduction of harm from their use to be present on site to promote the non use of illegal substances.