To hold an event of this nature Linton Festival® is required by the licensing authorities, West Mercia Police and Health & Safety law to comply with the following policies.
Challenge 21 Policy
If you are lucky enough to look under 21, you may be asked to prove that you are over 18 before purchasing alcohol.
- It is against the law for an individual under the age of 18 years of age to purchase alcohol
- It is a criminal offence for any individual to purchase alcohol on behalf of someone who is under 18.
- It is a criminal offence to sell alcohol to persons under 18.
- Alcohol will only be sold to individuals who are able to produce appropriate identification proving that they are aged 18 or over.
- The only acceptable identification is a passport, photo driving licence, a card bearing the official PASS hologram or any other identification acceptable to the police.
- If a sale is made to a person under 18, the person buying, the cashier selling, the designated premises supervisor and the owner of the business commit an offence.
- Penalties for failure to comply with the above are as follows:
- The maximum penalty for persons committing any of these offences is a fine of £5000.
- The retailer’s licence to sell alcohol may be at risk.
- The Festival’s licence may be at risk.
The Health & Safety bit
No Glass Policy
No glass bottles, vessels or glasses are allowed on the Festival site for the safety of all and to comply with the above licensing requirements.
The above requirements must be strictly enforced to comply with the licensing requirements and for insurance purposes. To protect our event licence, our staff and volunteers and most importantly yourselves we ask for your understanding and compliance with the above policy.
Risk of Fire
Please do not bring Chinese Lanterns or Fireworks, they will be confiscated if you are found in possession of them.
As the festival is held on licensed premises and and we also have food available for purchase at the festival, we respectfully ask you not to bring any alcohol or food on site which has been bought elsewhere.
Children under 14 years accompanied by a responsible adult are admitted free of charge.
In the event of children destroying straw bales or spoiling the enjoyment of others, the children and their parent or guardian will be asked to leave.
Only guide dogs and other disability assistance dogs are allowed within the festival site.
No parking is allowed in Linton village or the village hall car park. There are at least two well sign-posted car parks only a short walk from the venue.
Four disabled parking spaces are available in front of The Alma Inn.
Linton Festival® is an outdoor, all weather event. We provide several large marquees for shelter in the event of heavy showers. We cannot provide ticket refunds in the event of bad weather over the Festival weekend.
We hope none of the above is too onerous and wish all of our visitors a wonderful time!