We had an on site meeting on Sunday (19th June) to put in place some final details for the 7th of August.
One thing was very clearly pointed out by the local businesses.
It will be very busy in the Village from around 8:00 am and the public car park will be filled up with people enjoying the village and local area. This of course is great for our event as the plight on the Hen Harrier can reach a much larger audience. However with our starting time of 11:00 am parking could be an issue.
|Charges in public car park|
We do have the use of the Derbyshire County Council overflow car park next to the Train Station, this is where the event itself will be taking place. There will be controlled parking for around 70-80 cars. We will hold back some spaces for visitors who can't walk far and the remaining will be on a first come first parked basis. This car park will be free for HHDay attendees.
A warning from locals advised that in no circumstances park on the grass verges as tickets will be issued without exception.
Our advice is to try and travel by train
However if you do decide to travel by car, arrive early. Edale is a beautiful village in gorgeous surroundings so there is plenty to enjoy until the event starts. Plus I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about with old friends and fellow supporters.
The locals were all very excited about having the event in their village and many were aware of the issues. One lady, who loves Birds of Prey, was overcome at the thought of meeting Henry and is desperate for a photo with him, so Henry you must make a visit to the Penny Pot Cafe for a Mipit Sandwich.
We have a great opportunity to push the Hen Harrier persecution problem with the people of Edale, with lots of local support, so please come along support the cause and be part of a great day.