Our policy on drugs is based on three core messages:
- Drug dealers and abusers
- Welfare and treatment
Maker Events Ltd does not condone the dealing in or use of illegal drugs on site.
The terms and conditions of entry sent out with all tickets state: "You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and / or offensive activities onsite may be searched."
The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Maker Events Ltd. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers attend the site regularly and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. If you deal in drugs, it is likely that you will be arrested. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated and participants will leave themselves liable for eviction from the site.
Experimenting with drugs can lead to adverse reactions. The crowds at the Festival can be frightening and disorientating. If you do take drugs and you become ill, depressed or frightened please ask a steward to direct you to the First Aid post on site or the Welfare Tent where you can receive help.
DRUG DEALERS AND ABUSERS
Maker Festivalís security will take an active role monitoring for drug dealing and will work in full co-operation with the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. When there is a strong suspicion of drug dealing, Maker Festival security will inform and assist Devon and Cornwall Constabulary in every way possible. Maker Festival will evict persons strongly suspected of drug dealing and wherever possible will channel these evictions via the police for searching prior to eviction.
WELFARE AND TREATMENT
Maker Events Ltd has Festival Security and Stewards who are trained in Emergency First Aid and are fully informed about the welfare facilities on site. They can direct individuals to:
St. Johnís Ambulance - the first aid company who provide an emergency response service are on site for the whole of the Festival. In addition the Welfare Team, situated near the main entrance to the arena can provide care and help for those who need it.