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With a programme of bands on throughout the afternoon and evening and things also going on elsewhere people will be coming and going throughout the day the travel situation shouldn't be too bad, however as you say there is a possibility of large numbers leaving after the final headline act - I guess it depends on the profile of the band/artist performing in that slot.

 

I guess not all will want to get a tram into town straight away, some may walk into Hillsborough centre to the pubs and fast food shops.

 

I'm still not convinced the council should give a blanket licence extension. Professional publicans running a successful pub/bar business know what they are doing and should understand what they need to apply for and whether it will be financially worthwhile, this can be done well in advance. The council really does need to make decisions on individual venues based on various factors including how much they could disturb local residents in their location, what track record they have, capacity, security arrangements etc.

 

The problem of course with the local pubs and bars is their activity is all arranged individually and independently. They don't engage with the festival organisers or contribute financially to all the organisation, consultation, festival infrastructure, stewarding, marketing etc that the festival organisers have to do. Therefore they aren't part of the Tramlines event plan that is submitted to the authorities.

 

Portaloos in the street... Well The council are involved in two ways. One as the landlord of the festival site and one as the local authority issuing appropriate licences and approvals. It is not the council's responsibility to provide the extra infrastructure unless they are being paid to, they could however make it a condition of the event approval and licence that the festival organisers do so. Or they could make it a condition of local pubs/bars temporary events notice / licence extension that they provide them.

 

However where should they go and would the local residents/business owners want them outside their premises? Left out in the street it is likely they would get vandalised so who provides and pays for security?

 

Traffic restrictions through Hillsborough corner onto Langsett Road to ease trams passage through the area - good idea if properly implemented. Really road traffic other than trams and buses need to be encouraged to go via Penistone Road.

Edited by Andy C

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Just wish this event included some classical music or heavy rock!

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Just wish this event included some classical music or heavy rock!

 

 

I'd Like to see cliff richard or even.barry manolow at this event

 

Showing the youngsters how to boogie on down

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Some of these posts have made me chuckle..

 

As someone who actually lived on leppings lane for 10years, week in and week out we had 25k - 30k plus away fans descend onto us, as many as nearly 40k at the big matches.. Apart from not being able to move the car for not getting parked again it was never an issue, learned to use my legs instead of the car.. the fans come and go and the day continues..

 

This is going to be ONE weekend, the amount of people is going to be around the same on a match day..

 

I really dont get what people are moaning about??

 

It's a great park and should be shared with others, plus the local businesses will benefit and i think that's great..

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How do you know they're not moving it to Hillsborough, so the ones in charge of it can cream more off the top? Nosferatu needs to be able to fund his ever growing weatherspoons like franchise. And I doubt his performing puppets won't be work for free either. Unless they're really gullible . Anyways, his waistline represents his wealth.:rolleyes:

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How do you know they're not moving it to Hillsborough, so the ones in charge of it can cream more off the top? Nosferatu needs to be able to fund his ever growing weatherspoons like franchise. And I doubt his performing puppets won't be work for free either. Unless they're really gullible . Anyways, his waistline represents his wealth.:rolleyes:

 

So what if they are?

 

If the festivals better - and they also earn a few more quid - everyone’s a winner.

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8. Will the pond area be protected, I can just imagine some idiots peeing in it or chucking rubbish in it.

 

That's a good point actually, the temptation will be for some people to use it as a giant latrine :rolleyes:

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Tramlines is an asset to the city. It's one of the few eventa that brings people in from other places, and is great for the local economy.

If it makes people money- good. That means it might carry on happening.

 

I honestly can't underatand why anyobe would see this event as a negative. If it's not your aort of thing- that's fine. Don't attend. Don't have anything to do with it. Go away for the weekend. But please recognise how important it is in terms of keeping sheffield from becoming a backwater.

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Didn't the organizers, back in 2009 , used to be Toddla T, Jon McClure and the old guitarist who was replaced by Nick O'Malley, in the Arctic Monkeys? Whatever happened to that?

 

---------- Post added 22-01-2018 at 07:23 ----------

 

Tramlines is an asset to the city. It's one of the few eventa that brings people in from other places, and is great for the local economy.

If it makes people money- good. That means it might carry on happening.

 

I honestly can't underatand why anyobe would see this event as a negative. If it's not your aort of thing- that's fine. Don't attend. Don't have anything to do with it. Go away for the weekend. But please recognise how important it is in terms of keeping sheffield from becoming a backwater.

I know precisely what I make of it. It promotes James O’Hara, and the rest of his Sheffield corporate cronies who are trying to dominate and put their stamp all over it. To quote one of them ‘ we have our own people’.

https://ibb.co/hUJ9Ob

Edited by AmberLeaf

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Didn't the organizers, back in 2009 , used to be Toddla T, Jon McClure and the old guitarist who was replaced by Nick O'Malley, in the Arctic Monkeys? Whatever happened to that?

 

---------- Post added 22-01-2018 at 07:23 ----------

 

I know precisely what I make of it. It promotes James O’Hara, and the rest of his Sheffield corporate cronies who are trying to dominate and put their stamp all over it. To quote one of them ‘ we have our own people’.

https://ibb.co/hUJ9Ob

 

So why is it a bad thing if the oprganisers make money exactly? Would you prefer them to make a loss, and the event not happen again?

 

It's a product- if it provides a good experience, at a good price and people enjoy it, why on earth is it so wrong for it to make money?

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