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Fuse festival organisers unveil new measures to increase safety

Organisers of the Fuse festival in Lichfield say they are determined to make this year’s free arts event more family friendly than ever.

Lichfield Arts has been working with Staffordshire Police to introduce a a range of new measures to increase the safety of the event, which runs from July 6 to 8 in Beacon Park.

No alcohol will be allowed into or out of the arena, in line with similar events elsewhere in the UK.

Jed White, Lichfield Area Policing Commander, added: “Fuse is a fantastic event for the people of Lichfield.

“We are giving our full support to the event, with a police team in Beacon Park during the weekend to ensure the event is safe and secure for all.”

The full list of regulation changes revised 2012 conditions of entry are on the Fuse website and will be displayed around the site throughout the event.

Festival spokesman Tim Perks added: “As Fuse gets bigger each year it is vital that we have the right measures in place to ensure public safety and security.

“We are working more closely than ever with Staffordshire Police to make Fuse a safe and enjoyable event for all. Our new policy of no alcohol to be allowed into the event is in line with most other festivals and there will still be a licensed bar within the festival arena for those who do want to drink sensibly.

“It is extremely important to Lichfield Arts that Fuse 2012 is an event that is enjoyed by the whole community and that Lichfield can be proud of.”

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