Secret Garden Party 2012
While most visitors to the Secret Garden Party will be enjoying the music, atmosphere and party, sadly a small number of people will be looking to cash in through crime. Police will be in the garden, both in uniform and plain-clothes, looking out for crooks, but here are a few tips on keeping safe:
Remove all valuables from vehicles: Demonstrate that there is nothing of value left in your car by leaving your glove box open.
Lock it up: Use the secure lockers provided by the event organisers to store valuable items
Don´t flash you cash and smartphone: Keep money and other valuables safely tucked away out of sight.
Stay with friends: Stick with your mates and look after each other.
Drink sensibly: We want everyone to have a good time, but remember too much drink can affect you judgement.
Stay within your limits and drink plenty of water – especially if we´re lucky enough to see some sun this weekend.
We want everyone to enjoy this year´s Secret Garden Party and more importantly stay safe. Last month saw the deaths of two young men in Cambridgeshire after reportedly taking an ecstasy-type pill. There have also been several other deaths recently which are thought to have been linked to ´pink ecstasy´.
We will be working with event organisers to ensure the festival is family-friendly and will take a zero tolerance on drugs.
We want everyone to be responsible and aware of the danger of drugs – legal or otherwise. Do not take any illegal substances, but if you are going to take drugs, please be cautious:
- Don´t experiment with something new. You might not get the effect you expect and can easily put yourself at more risk.
- If you are taking pills don´t stack and take time between them to judge the strength of the pills.
- Legal highs; just because they´re legal does not mean they are harmless. Sometimes these substances can be as strong, if not stronger than what they are trying to imitate.
- If you need help or advice go to the welfare point. It´s a safe haven and will provide you with the space and support you need.
If you are drinking:
- Know your limits – you are the best judge as to how much is enough.
- Don´t drink on an empty stomach or mix with drugs, prescription drugs or otherwise.
- Keep yourself rehydrated and alternate an alcoholic drink with water.
If one of your mates does overdo it with drink or drugs please don´t leave them alone or let them wander off. Get them the help they need.
If you need to contact Cambridgeshire Constabulary you can do so by calling 101. In an emergency always dial 999.