It may not look like much is happening right now, but we had our first meeting earlier last month.
Things just need to be sorted out earlier every year as the event grows bigger and health & safety goes wild. Gone are the days of just putting the signs up and people park where they like. Now we have risk assessments, insurance, road closures, First Aid, Fire Extinguishers and specific evacuation plan and all kinds of other stuff to make the day nice and safe for all those who attend.
The registration system will look pretty much like previous years. Not really sure at this stage how we will handle entering the event area on the day – but we are working on that. You will still need to go to the registration tent for your official event entry card and all the free stuff though. More on that later.
We will be looking for donations again this year for local charities and good causes, and also we are opening up some marketing areas in the programme, website and newsletter for those who wish to take a space. The income from those will go into supporting the event and paying for some of the Health & Safety stuff that we need.