All road closures are put in place with agreement from the local authority and Essex Police. The event car parks will open from 9am on Friday 26th May until 1pm on Monday 29th May with arrivals split across the three days. The closures are implemented to manage the ingress and egress of vehicles to the event site and to minimise disruption to locals by restricting non-residents from certain roads. All local residents will be allowed to access the road on which they live at any time across the event weekend.
Across Friday 26th – Monday 29th May, we plan to implement an extensive & robust External Crowd Safety, Security & Traffic Management Operation. The overall goal is to reduce and minimise any disruption within the local-areas and roadways surrounding the events site itself. Please expect and plan for increased vehicle & pedestrian movements throughout the Bank Holiday Weekend.
Build Phase: Friday 12th May @ 08:00 until Thursday 25th May @ 20:00 (08:00-20:00 Daily)
Live Phase: Friday 26th May @ 08:00 until Monday 29th May @ 20:00 (24hrs)
Break Phase: Monday 29th May @ 08:00 until Tuesday 6th June @ 20:00 (08:00-20:00 Daily)
Road Closures to Prevent Nuisance Parking
Paradise Road will be open to residents only with permits Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 01:00hrs.
Roman’s Way & The Priory will be open to residents only with permits Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 01:00hrs.
Widford Church Estate will be open to residents only with permits Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 01:00hrs.
Margaretting Road will be open to residents only with permits Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 01:00hrs. This closure will be lifted on the Sunday, and will be moved from each end of Margaretting Road to the end of Hunts Drive and Rectory Road between 10:00hrs and 18:00hrs on Sunday to mitigate the closure of the A414 at Little Oxney Green for the Ride London Event.
Road Closures to Facilitate Traffic accessing and Exiting the Site
B1002A12(S)Off Slip RAB Closure will be no access except EMS on blue lights Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 02:00hrs
A414 Three Mile Hill Northbound will be no access except EMS on blue lights Saturday – Sunday 21:00 – 02:00hrs
Margaretting Road, South Access from Writtle Road and Wantz Road will be no access except EMS on blue lights Saturday – Sunday 21:00 – 02:00hrs.
We anticipate that there will be minimal impact on public transport throughout the day due to phased arrivals although the station may be slightly busier than normal. Chelmsford Station will be much busier on Saturday and Sunday between approx. 11:00 – 17:00 hrs and between 23:00 – 01:00hrs. We would advise people allow more time when travelling at these times. All necessary provisions will be made to facilitate access for locals.
Shuttle Bus -we will have a shuttle bus operation from Chelmsford Station to Hylands Park from 10:00 – 19:00hrs on Friday, 09:00 – 00:30hrs on Saturday and Sunday, and from 07:00 – 13:00hrs on Monday.
Pedestrians – There will be an increase in Pedestrian activity during the show weekend. The principal pedestrian routes are from Chelmsford town, across the Widford Church roundabout and into the park via a gate situated immediately south of the church & via the underpass from Paradise Road under Greenbury Way.
Between 12th May – 6th June, there will be some restrictions to keep everyone safe while this event is being set up and taken down.
Much of the park will remain available to visitors apart from just a few days when the festival takes place. This includes the area around Hylands House and The Stables, the Pleasure Gardens, the east and south park areas, the Serpentine Lake, and the One World Garden.
However, certain areas will be closed to the public for longer while heavy vehicles and machinery are operating on the main festival construction site. This includes the adventure castle play area and nearby car park.
12th May – 21st May
- The Writtle gate entrance (entrance 2 on the map) on the A414 Greenbury Way, the adventure castle play area and car park and public toilets will be closed.
- An overflow car park in the north-eastern corner of the park next to the Parish Church of St. Mary in Widford (entrance 3 on the map) will also be open during this period to provide alternative parking. A temporary toilet will be available.
22nd May – 1st June
All permissive footpaths through the estate (marked in red on the map overleaf) will be closed. These will reopen on 1st June.
25th May – 30th May
- Hylands Park is closed for Creamfields South. This applies to the whole park. These areas will reopen on 30th May
Please follow advice from security staff, safety signs and park notices when you are visiting Hylands during these periods.
We are working with one of the UK’s leading acoustic consultants, Vanguardia, who draft and monitor our noise management plan (NMP).
There will be pyrotechnic displays throughout the event. The timings of these displays will be displayed on the resident website once confirmed. Please check back here for more detail.
Please note, to officially record any complaint, we respectfully request the following information:
- Contact First & Last Name
- Your Property’s Unique What3Words Code
- Your Property’s Full Name & Address including Post Code
- Contact Number (Mobile or Landline)
- Contact E-mail Address
HOW TO FIND YOUR UNIQUE WHAT3WORDS CODE:
- Step 1: Download the free “What3Words” mobile app or visit www.what3words.com
- Step 2: Select the tile on the grid that includes your property’s main entrance
- Step 3: Record/Note your unique 3-word code
If you have any issues or information during the build and break please contact us and we’ll contact you as soon as possible.
The hotline will be operational 24 hours from Friday 26th May through to Monday 29th May.
The email address is monitored on a daily basis from Monday 15th until 3 weeks after the event.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Resident Communications Team, and we will do everything practical to address any concerns you may have.
Resident Liaison manager: Via our Resident Liaison Manager, we are very happy to speak to you about any concerns or queries you may have in advance of, and during the event.
Landline: On live days you can also contact us via the Community Hotline telephone number which will be published nearer the time.
- Online at: essex.police.uk
- Call 101 (the police non- emergency number) and inform the operator that it is a Creamfields related issue.
- In an emergency always dial 999.
- Anonymously, to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- Social Media channels Twitter and Facebook @EssexPoliceUK