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A Statement on Elrow Town, Trent Park

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13 August 2021

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A statement on Elrow Town music festival at Trent Park.

It is with great regret that, due to significant damage to the grounds at Trent Park during a third party event on Saturday 7 / Sunday 8 August, the Park will not be able to host Elrow Town on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August 2021.

Enfield Council has robust and stringent standards and measures which all organisers have to abide by, if they are proposing to deliver events in any of our parks. These are to ensure that our parks are left in a respectable state within time scales stipulated. This not only helps to preserve the conditions of our parks but also ensures everybody’s health and safety.

Unfortunately, the organisers of the events that took place last weekend at Trent Park did not return the site in a condition that meets the exacting standards demanded by Enfield Council of all third parties. While we anticipate some wear and tear during third party events and allow for a reasonable amount of repair to the site afterwards, the damage this time was beyond anything we would expect to see, even in the wet weather we experienced. We'd like to make clear that we do not hold attendees of the event responsible in any way. These are the event organiser’s operational management issues.

We are in discussions with the organisers of the previous event and will take all necessary steps to ensure the grounds are returned to their previous condition but this remedial work will take some time to complete. We share the disappointment of the organisers of Elrow Town, artists and ticket holders who, like us, were looking forward to coming together at Trent Park next weekend. We hope to welcome them back in the future.

Details of refunds will be made available by Elrow Town.