visitors, competitors and spectators were given the following
information on the usual website for the festival, www.cheese-rolling.co.uk,
in order that that they may be forewarned of any potential dangers and
in order that they could make an informed decision as to whether to
attend, or stay away.
abound in the press and elsewhere, that there may be an
"Unofficial Event" on Monday 31st May 2010 at Cooper's Hill.
brings the possible severe threat to public safety, both of the
general public and of those participating in any un-organised event.
Hill has not been cleared of obstacles which may pose a danger of
undergrowth, nettles and brambles have not been cut.
lack of organisation and control means there is a severe risk of
metal mesh fencing has been erected to protect properties at the foot
of the hill!
Beware, the joints between the panels are at face level and these have
protruding securing bolts which pose a real danger of severe face,
head and eye injuries
absence of plastic safety fencing down both sides of the slope will render the hill less safe generally
medical cover is being provided at the site.
rescue teams will be in attendance.
will be no "Catchers" to save you at the bottom of the hill,
just an unforgiving, high solid metal mesh fence (with protruding
fixing bolts) - Avoid contact to avoid injury!
insurance cover whatever is available to anyone on this public land,
if you visit Cooper's Hill on Monday, or indeed at any other time, you
do so entirely at your own risk!
spite of the Local, UK Wide and Global publicity (particularly via
this web site), of the cancellation of the event this year, certain
chaos is expected on the local road network (as has been seen in
recent years when the event took place), with the probability that
police will operate extensive road blocks in the area.
Only local vehicles will be allowed into the lane to the hill.
is no car parking provision in the area.
will ensure that illegally parked cars are ticketed enthusiastically.
causing injury to a member of the public, or to property, would become
liable to the possibility of a private prosecution for restitution and