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Leeds Festival 2013 ...

Alison Mackie

This year over 500 Bramham residents were able to enjoy three days of music, entertainment, guest facilities and free local transport at Leeds Festival and all for £14 a day!

There have been many facebook and twitter messages from residents and it seems that despite the rainstorms and “mudfest” that everyone was able to thoroughly enjoy being part of the 80000 crowd in our local park.

The resident shuttle bus unfortunatley let us down on Sunday afternoon but a replacement bus company was drafted in to enable residents to be transported to and from the park for the final day of the festival. We understand that some residents experienced issues with road blocks on the road from Thorner to Bramham late on Sunday evening and this resulted in the resident bus not running smoothly from the village to the park and some residents walking home. Attending any major event with thousands of spectators will of course cause some delays on the roads and the weather has certainly been an additional challenge for the organisers this year and i am sure they will be looking at further improvements for next year.

The media has reported some issues with regards to exiting car parks and the exit roads due to the adverse weather conditions etc. You can read more about it on the Yorkshire Post website by clicking here.

If you have any feedback about the weekends events please drop us an e-mail so that we can collate messages and arrange a follow up meeting with Festival Republic in due course where we can feedback any issues that have affected residents to both the festival organisers and Leeds City Council.

The resident ticket monies have been collated and handed to The Community Fund that is chaired by Nick Lane Fox and we look forward to seeing what village projects will benefit from the funds raised when the committee meets in December.

We are lucky to receive guest tickets here in Bramham that enables so many residents to be part of one of the biggest music festivals in the UK and a final big thank-you to Councilor Fiona Henderson for countless hours of organisation to make this happen.

Kind Regards

Councilor Alison Mackie

Bramham Parish Council (Communications)