Glastonbury Festival might only happen for five days a year but for the villagers of Pilton, a sleepy Somerset rural community, it becomes the centre of attention for 200,000 people and the world’s media.
Although we work with Mendip District Council and Glastonbury Festivals Ltd throughout the year to ensure the festival runs as smoothly as possible, the impact on the local community should not be under estimated.
We will do everything possible to ensure they are disturbed as little as possible and would ask festival goers to do the same.
A tri-partite, (police, Mendip and GFL), office operates in Pilton throughout the festival for local people to speak to officers with any concerns or worries they might have.
There is also a dedicated off-site plan which sees police and security working together to ensure festivalites get onto and away from Worthy Farm successfully.
Information for local people will also be placed on the Pilton website which is well read by villagers.
If you are planning to come to Pilton without a ticket – the advice from all concerned is DO NOT.
There will be no places for you to stop on or near the village and if you are trying to camp on roadside verges or near people’s homes you will be moved out of the area.
Policing doesn’t start and stop in Pilton.
Officers and security staff will be patrolling on all of the main routes to the site so that all festival goers have as safe a trip as possible.
CONTACTING THE POLICE AT GLASTONBURY
If you need to speak to us, we provide regular visible patrols around the festival. Alternatively, we are based at the multi-agency compound on site.
- If the crime is in progress or there is a threat of immediate danger call 999
- To report non emergencies call 101 or report online