We urge you not to take anything with you that could spoil everyone’s fun or see you arrested: that’s the message from Essex Police ahead of this weekend’s three-day festival in Weeley, near Clacton.
We're asking festival goers not to risk taking illegal or prohibited items to Proper Festival. There will be security checks in place and if you are found in possession of drugs, you are liable to arrest.
Anyone who supplies drugs to others or carries drugs for friends will be liable to prosecution.
Be aware of what you are drinking. Don’t leave your drink unattended. Look out for each other and if you suspect your drink may have been tampered with, don’t drink it. Ask security to dispose of it.
If you feel unwell while at the event, ask a friend to take you to the first aid tent. If you are too ill to go to them, look out for a marshal or member of security who will help you.
Don’t let a pickpocket take your money or bank cards: keep everything including your tickets in either a zipped pocket or a bag, and carry it in front of you so you can always see it.
As a family event, look after your little ones. Consider writing your name and phone number on a wrist band or their hand so you can be contacted if you get separated. But notify security straightaway, they will help you find them.
If you’re arriving by car, pre-book your parking space. Place all valuables out of site and lock your car. And remember, if you are drinking alcohol at the event, not to drink drive home.
Lastly, enjoy the fun and the acts and make some lovely memories together.