Hampshire Constabulary have at long last given their response to the Freedom of Information request originally made by Ravetalk editor Paul Gardner on 17 May about the policing discussions and costing decisions that ultimately led to Glade Festival 2010 being cancelled.
The response consists of two pdf documents that are referenced in the Ravetalk forum discussion.
The police response fails to answer the key question, which asked for a breakdown of estimated police costs for the 2010 event on the grounds that “the event was cancelled so there was no policing bill”.
Ravetalk considers that the response is far from satisfactory. However, the documents supplied still give a valuable insight into some of the discussions that took place over policing of the event and readers are welcome to join the forum discussion.