We Are FSTVL - Resident's Meeting

On Tuesday night (26th March), organisers for the We Are FSTVL held their annual meeting with residents and businesses in Upminster. 

The Festival will run from Friday 24th May to Sunday 26th May at Damyn’s Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, RM14 2TN.

At the meeting, organisers explained that the event would run similarly to previous years, but with some minor changes. The take home points of the evening were:

  • A finishing time of 12:30am across all three nights (previously this was 01:30am on Friday)
  • All people entering the festival will be scanned by a metal detector and be subject to scrutiny by passive drugs dogs, to prevent illegal items being brought in.
  • There would be around 3000 festival goers on Friday (campers)
  • There would be around 28,500 festival goers on Saturday and Sunday
  • There will be a community response team available to respond to any problems. 
  • A residents hot line number (phone number to be confirmed) will be available between: 
    • 8am-9pm from Tuesday 14th May until Thursday 23rd
    • 24 hours a day from 8am Friday 24th until 9pm on Monday 27th
    • 8am-9pm from Tuesday 28th until Friday 31st
  • Following problems last year with ‘cabs’ in the Waldergrave Gardens area, this road and some surrounding it will be designated ‘Residents Only’ for the period of the festival. Residents of affected roads will be issued with vehicle passes (further details to be published on their website)..
  • Signage will be improved and there will be more public toilets available at Upminster Station. 

Traffic Management

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May, from 08.00 until 02.00 each day

Meadowside Road, Londons Close, Sunnings Lane: Access for residents only

Stubbers Lane: One Way southbound, no access from Dennises Lane. Also, no entry to public vehicles from Ockendon Road.

Bramble Lane: One Way Westbound. No access from Aveley Road.

Aveley Road: No access to public vehicles between the junction with Warwick Lane and the entrance to the airfield. Restricted access from the junction with Harwood Hall lane, restricted to local residents, businesses, and waste disposal site.

Romford Road: No access Northbound between the entrance to Belhus woods and the junction with Aveley Road / Warwick Lane. Access restricted to resident permit holders, visitors to businesses within the restricted area, festival taxis, coaches and buses. No access for festival cars. No restrictions southbound.

Harwood Hall Lane: One way Eastbound, no access from Corbets Tey Road

Monday 27th May from 08.00 until 14.00

Stubbers Lane: One Way southbound, no access from Dennises Lane. Also, no entry to public vehicles from Ockendon Road.

Bramble Lane: One Way Westbound. No access from Aveley Road.

Sunnings Lane: Access for residents only.

Aveley Road: No access to public vehicles between the junction with Warwick Lane and the entrance to the airfield. Diversion via Gerpins Lane and Warwick Lane.

Harwood Hall Lane: No access from Corbets Tey Road for festival buses and taxis. Unrestricted access for public vehicles.

Please Note

No restrictions on other roads, but increased traffic levels should be expected on all roads in the vicinity of the venue, and the Upminster area in general. There will be speed limits and parking restrictions on other roads, but no access restrictions. Residents of roads that are subject to a closure or travel restriction will be issued with residents vehicle passes. These do not allow vehicles through any closures, other than those stated on the vehicle pass. Each household will be issued with two passes, additional passes will be available, by request. Health workers, deliveries, etc, will be allowed through road closures where necessary.