Glastonbury Policing

Sinead Baker made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Avon and Somerset Constabulary

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Dear Avon and Somerset police,

I am requesting the following under the Freedom of Information Act.

1. The total number of police officers that policed the 2017 festival, including those brought in from constabularies other than Avon and Somerset.

2. A breakdown of the rank of these officers (i.e. the number of police constables, number of sergeants)

3. The total number of police officers that are typically in full-time employment in constabularies other than Avon and Somerset, and what constabulary they are typically in employment in.

4. A detailed breakdown of the cost of policing the event.

5. The number of persons arrested each day with a breakdown of offence; Of the number of persons arrested, the number that were charged with the offence, charged and released on bailed, and released with no further police action

If this request is not manageable within the cost limit please contact me and we can determine the best way to proceed.

I would prefer to perceive this information electronically.

I would appreciate if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Warmest regards,

Sinéad Baker

Dear Avon and Somerset Constabulary,

I realise that I omitted stating that I am requesting this information about the 2017 Glastonbury festival.

Yours faithfully,

Sinead Baker

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Sinead Baker Our Reference 224/18

[FOI #464205 email] Date 12 March 2018

 

Dear Ms Baker

 

I write in connection with your request for information dated 12^th
February under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Specifically you asked:

 

1. The total number of police officers that policed the 2017 festival,
including those brought in from constabularies other than Avon and
Somerset.

 

2. A breakdown of the rank of these officers (i.e. the number of police
constables, number of sergeants)

 

3. The total number of police officers that are  typically in full-time
employment in constabularies other than Avon and Somerset, and what
constabulary they are typically in employment in.

 

4. A detailed breakdown of the cost of policing the event.

 

5. The number of persons arrested each day with a breakdown of offence; Of
the number of persons arrested, the number that were charged with the
offence, charged and released on bailed, and released with no further
police action

 

Clarification received on the 12^th February:

 

I realise that I omitted stating that I am requesting this information
about the 2017 Glastonbury festival.

 

Our response:

 

1. 680 officers policed the event.

 

2. Please see the breakdown in the table below:

 

+------------------+
|Supt | 3 |
|--------------+---|
|Chief | |
|Inspector | 6 |
|--------------+---|
|Inspector |26 |
|--------------+---|
|Police | |
|Sergeant |103|
|--------------+---|
|Police | |
|Constable |623|
+------------------+

 

3. All officers were from Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

 

4. Please find a breakdown of costs in the table below:

 

  2017
Non-pay costs £59,851.89
Total overtime expenditure £113,070.55
Total cost in staff wages £897,590.99

 

The full cost of the operation has been recovered.

5. I am not obliged to supply the 2017 Glastonbury Festival arrests as the
exemption applicable to this information is Section 21 – Information
reasonably accessible by other means. This is an absolute and class based
exemption and as such does not require a harm and public interest test.

The information requested is publicly available to view on our website. I
have provided a link for reference -
[1]https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/15...

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rebecca Pritchard

Freedom of Information Officer

Corporate Information Management Department

 

 

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