Victorious Pageant: Metropolis council ‘completely delighted’ to see the competition return with a plea to make use of public transport and stroll the place attainable

The occasion – which noticed 73,220 attendees final 12 months – marks its second competition after its hiatus in 2020 as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.

Metropolis councillors have known as on residents and festival-goers to ease congestion by strolling and taking public transport the place attainable through the busy interval.

Victorious Pageant – The gang having fun with Plan B on The Widespread Stage. Image: Vernon Nash (250819-100)

Councillor Steve Pitt, cupboard member for tradition, leisure and financial improvement, mentioned: ‘Wherever attainable individuals ought to use public transport or bike as their is safe bike parking onsite.

He added: ‘And wherever attainable if in case you have issues that may be recycled, take them house with you.

‘Particularly if you’re leaving the positioning, we’d encourage individuals to not drop litter.’

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The councillor mentioned the native authority was ‘completely delighted’ to see the return of the competition, which £15.5 million for town final 12 months.

Cllr Pitt mentioned: ‘Victorious has a great monitor document of supporting all kinds of enterprise, charities, and native bands.

‘It’s very a lot a competition centered round the local people, not least evidenced by its contribution to charitable causes within the metropolis.

‘I’m completely delighted it’s been capable of get going once more during the last two years after the Covid hole.

‘It’s Portsmouth’s competition.’

Police have mentioned they are going to be operating patrol inside and across the the competition web site on Southsea Widespread from tomorrow and throughout the weekend.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary mentioned: ‘There might be patrols all through the weekend, each with officers on the Pageant and in and across the surrounding space. As we do every year, we have now labored intently with the occasion organisers to make sure everybody has a secure and satisfying weekend.

‘When it comes to reporting any incidents or considerations, individuals can method safety onsite, or report this by calling 101, or 999 within the occasion of an emergency.’

The Information could have a protection all through the competition.

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