Traffic warning ahead of Secret Garden Party

Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
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Motorists are being warned of traffic delays when a festival is held near Huntingdon later this month.

Thousands of festival-goers will be descending on Abbots Ripton next week for the Secret Garden Party.

More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the event between Thursday July 23 and Monday July 27.

Motorists are being advised to leave extra time for journeys during the festival, due to the increased volume of traffic on roads in the Huntingdon area. It is expected to be particularly busy on Thursday July 23 as thousands travel to the event. Local facilities, including the supermarkets in Huntingdon, may also be busier than usual during this period.

Chief Inspector Laura Hunt said: “Our number one priority for the Secret Garden Party is public safety, both of local residents and people attending the festival. However, we will not tolerate people using the event as an excuse to commit crime.

“We have thoroughly planned for the event and been in regular contact with both the festival organisers and local authority. I’m confident the decisions that have been made, including to have extra police officers on duty, will make sure the event runs smoothly, causes the minimum amount of disruption to the local community as possible and won’t impact on our ability to police the local area.”

The force will be regularly updating social media throughout the festival, via their Twitter feed @CambsCops.