Council warns about music festival delays

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Drivers are being warned of possible delays in the Kirkby on Bain area when the Alchemy Music Festival takes place later this month.

The warning relates to residents planning to use the county council’s Household Waste Recycling Centre between Friday, September 18, and Monday, September 21.

The council says there will be more traffic than usual on Kirkby Lane as some motorists will be travelling to the family-friendly festival.

The festival site shares the same access road to the Recycling Centre so there may be queues at times.

Ian Taylor, environmental services team Llader at the county council, says: “There might be higher volumes of traffic on this route from the Friday until the Monday.

“We don’t want to waste anyone’s time so we are letting people know in case they can bring their items another day. The recycling centre will be open as normal.”

l Organisers of the festival were initially granted a licence in July by East Lindsey District Council after moving from a previous site to the new venue, close to the Recycling Centre.

However, ELDC’s licensing sub-committee has turned down a request by the organisers to extend the licence to allow people to arrive on Thursday evening (September 17).

That latter decision followed the intervention of Lincolnshire’s Chief Constable Neil Rhodes who expressed concerns about the number of people who might attend - if the event started on the Thursday.

ELDC has granted an application for all night music to be played in a designated area after organisers said it would allow them to control the volume levels.