Advance Notice: BoomTown Festival Traffic
The BoomTown Festival takes place on Matterley Estate between 7th August -11th August. Up to 38,000 people are expected to attend the event. In previous years the Festival had little direct impact on the Parish, other than loud music being heard on occasion.
However, the proposed traffic route this year for most coaches and camper-vans is through Twyford, Morestead Road and Longwood, and then on to Matterley Estate. The provisional estimate is that up to 100 coaches will be involved and also many of the anticipated 750 camper-vans. Most of the traffic is expected to occur on Thursday (7th) and Monday (11th).
Naturally there will be traffic control in place. Nonetheless traffic on this scale is likely to cause significant disruption to parishioners wishing to travel to Twyford or use the Morestead or Longwood roads. In addition there is always the risk -as happened recently with the Colden Common road works- of cars taking short-cuts through Owslebury, if traffic builds-up on the main route.
The Parish Council is currently considering its response to the proposed routes, and further information will be made available in due course.
If you have strong views on the matter, please contact a Parish Councillor or email me at email@example.com or leave a message on 777313.