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Defected London FSTVL

Defected London FSTVL

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Central Park, Rainham Rd N, Dagenham RM10 7EU Map marker

On Saturday 14 September 2019, from 11am to 11pm, Central Park in Dagenham will be hosting the Defected London FSTVL.

Defected are a huge dance label with an international following, so this is a great opportunity for the borough, as the label has chosen us to host their annual London festival. The event will bring valuable business to local businesses in the area, and because Defected are paying to use the park, will mean the council can use the funding towards the annual Summer of Festivals programme, which offers lots of free events for local families.

We know that hosting such a large event will also potentially mean some disruption for the day in the area, which is why we have some important information here for local residents to refer too, if need be.

The event is licensed by the council and has been carefully planned with the relevant emergency services and other responsible authorities. The event is a paid admission, ticketed event with different stages, all kept within a fenced arena in the park. Further details about the event can be found at Working with the council, the organisers have planned the event to minimise the impact on local residents. However, there are some areas where you may notice the event an impact for the day:

Traffic Toggle accordion

Rainham Rd and surrounding roads are expected to be busier than normal while the event takes place, and public transport (especially at Dagenham East) may be busier when the audience arrives (11am to 4pm) and leaves (9.30pm to 11.30pm).

Below is an overview of some of the traffic management measures that are planned for the event;

Temporary traffic lights

Temporary traffic lights will be installed at the following locations to help people get to and from the event safely:

  • a standalone pedestrian crossing on Rainham Rd at 155 Rainham Rd North
  • temporary traffic lights at the junction of Rainham Rd and Oxlow Lane
  • temporary traffic lights at the junction of Rainham Rd and Reede Rd

Parking suspensions

Parking bay suspensions will be in place near to the event access gate on Rainham Rd. Parking bay suspensions will come into force at 8am on 14 September.

Fels Close, Cambeys Rd, Foxlands Rd - Residents Access Only

Residents access only road closures will be in place on these roads on 14 September.

For any queries around road closures, you can call 07375290068 on the 14 September Only

Noise Toggle accordion

The sound stages at the event will run from 11am to 10.30pm and will be closely monitored by acoustic consultants and council officers to ensure the music doesn’t go over agreed sound levels. If you have any concerns about sound levels or any other matters during the event, you can call a representative of Defected on 01708 961218. Please note, the phone line will be open between 10am and 11.30pm on 14 September, if you need to let them know about any concerns outside of these times you can email them at

Access to the park Toggle accordion

Before, during and after the event, the park will still be open as usual. Just one area will be fenced off (the area where the fairs usually take place), however, access to the car parks will be restricted in various ways and at various times from 10 to 17 September.

Audience arrival and departure Toggle accordion

In order to minimise any potential disruption, the arrival and departure of audience members will be monitored, especially in relation to the route to and from Dagenham East station. Stewards will be on hand to provide directions and disrupt any anti-social behaviour and they will provide additional toilets and cleaning services in the area.

As the audience is leaving, the stewards will also help create queue lanes of people into Dagenham East station, to manage the flow onto platforms and trains. This may create congestion in the area around the station.

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If you have any other queries, please email the team at Defected at, either before, during or after the event.

We hope this one-day event doesn’t cause too much disruption and would like to thank everyone for their patience as this one day will help fund an even better Summer of Festivals programme next year.

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