Latest update from Cursus Cider Festival
**LISTEN UP!** A very important message from our festival host Farmer Green:
“Please remember that everything you bring on site has to be disposed of in some form or other. Most of the things you leave behind are sadly not edible for the sheep that graze the site for the rest of the year.
Things like tent pegs can seriously damage their feet as well as farm machinery. An easy way to make sure you pick up all of your tent pegs is to count how many you use and count again when you pack up. Much like counting sheep in fact!
Flip flops and sandals may look good on some humans but they just don't fit the cloven hoof so, again, please don't leave them behind.
Glass is completely banned from the site for obvious reasons but, hey, you knew that already!
And now to the worst litter of them all… cigarettes! It's amazing that people who would never dream of throwing a pint cup or crisp packet to the floor think nothing of discarding hundreds of cigarette butts over a weekend. These little critters are toxic and not biodegradable, making them hazardous to livestock and the general environment, as well as unsightly for Farmer Green. They also take up hours of work time during the festival clear up, so please spare a thought for our volunteers who want to get home too.
This year at Cursus Festival we will be launching our “Butt Out!” campaign, where we'll be encouraging and reminding festival goers to treat cigarette remains like they would any other litter. Look our for the special “Butt Hole” bins in the arena, or use the general waste bins once you have fully extinguished your cigarette.
Farmer Green's Top (filter) Tips: Pre roll your cigarettes out of the wind and preferably sober, so that the plastic sleeves, filter tips and papers do not become a sheep's next meal!
Have a fabulous weekend of fun, food and cider!”
The Cursus Cider & Music Festival