Bank Holidays & Summer see a rise in a host of activities from picking strawberries to building sandcastles – but for farmers, landowners & property managers with rural sites or large, urban, vacant properties, it is also the start of the season for illegal raves.
The property protection specialists, VPS Security Services, report that unlicensed music events have steadily been increasing, with a rise last year of 9%, and recent news from the Bank Holiday and Easter weekends cited several examples to illustrate that trend:
One land manager said: “Our forests & countryside should be available for everyone to enjoy but illegal raves can damage the environment, impact on wildlife & leave it in a dangerous state for other people. These events cause misery for visitors & local communities.”
For a comparatively small investment in an alarm system or CCTV, land and properties even in remote sites can be protected and ultimately save £100,000’s in repairs & clean-up costs.
A case study of one such example where huge savings were made by being forearmed can be read on the VPS website here https://bit.ly/2VP5cvt
Tel: 0330 005 5300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes: example raves reported in the press in April and May 2019
Illegal rave on Dorset farm https://www.farminguk.com/News/Farmland-a-write-off-after-illegal-rave-involving‑1 – 500-people_51849.html
Illegal Rave in Norfolk:
Three raves broken up in Wales: