Village Green Travel and Directions

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Village Green is held at Chalkwell Park, Southend-on-Sea, Essex.

There is no parking within the festival site at Chalkwell Park and very limited residential parking in the surrounding area.

We reserve around 20 spaces within the site for blue badge users. These can be booked in advance and will be held until midday on the day. Please call Metal on 01702 470700 for further details.

We advise walking, cycling (there are lots of cycle parks within the park) or public transport. Chalkwell Park is well served by both buses and the c2c trainline as follows:-

Buses

First Buses: 26, 27, 27a, 28 

Arriva 1,5 

Other bus services 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 174, 560, B1

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For Village Green – alight at Chalkwell Station – Chalkwell Park is a short 8-minute walk from here.

Trains run from London Fenchurch Street Station to Shoeburyness every 20 minutes.

 

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Disabled Access Information

To provide an event site which is accessible to all, Village Green are working closely with ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING.

 

ALTERNATIVE FORMATS AVAILABLE

Village Green also have alternative formats of the access information available upon request. Again please contact them if you require this information in an alternative format.

 

ACCESS AROUND THE SITE

Village Green is situated in a beautiful Victorian park with good tarmac pathway and road systems running throughout, however many of the activities and stages are situated on grass fields. If you require assistance to access the grass field, please contact them prior to the event on chalkwell@metalculture.com

 

2 FOR 1 TICKETS FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS

Village Green provide a 2:1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend Village Green without bringing a personal assistant. Please contact them if you require an additional ticket.

 

ACCESSIBLE PARKING PASS

Village Green have a very limited number of accessible parking spaces within the park for blue badge permit holders. These spaces will be allocated on a ‘first come first served basis’. Please contact them to book a space.

 

ACCESSIBLE TOILETS

Village Green provide a number of non-stewarded accessible toilets at Village Green. 

 

SAFE SPACE

There will be a safe space at Village Green, located at the back of the Metal Art School. This will be open between 11am-6:30pm and will be staffed by Disability Awareness and Dementia Friendly trained volunteers. There will be a shade, somewhere to sit, a disabled toilet and an access to a sterile kitchen and fridge (if medicines need to be stored).

 

ASSISTANCE DOGS

Village Green welcome assistance dogs onto the site.

 

STROBE LIGHTING

There will be general warning signs around the 2 main stages if strobe lighting will be used. Due to the nature of the artists it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances.

 

SIGNAGE

The'll have large print versions of the programme available at the Info Stall. It will also be available to download in a Word Document and PDF versions.

 

MEDICAL SERVICES

There will be three First Aid points on site and mobile First Aiders will also patrol the site. If you require more information, please get in touch.

 

FREE TICKETS TO ADVANTAGE C HOLDERS

If you have an Advantage Card C, you might be able to pick up a free ticket from Southend on Sea Borough Council - Civic Centre on Victoria Avenue.

 

HOW TO CONTACT Village Green

email: villagegreen@metalculture.com or

telephone: 01702 470 700

 

 

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