Following our report yesterday (see here) of The Secret Garden Party's new 'no alcohol' policy, The Secret Garden Party have just sent us the following statement:-
We are considering a pre-order off-license system so people would be able to order and collect, exactly as you would at a supermarket, and at competitive prices rather than money being spent at the local Tesco superstore which cleans up every year – apparently describing the weekend as ‘bigger than Christmas'.
We were not trying to slip this past anyone, we are finalising the logistics behind the scheme, and preparing to release the pre-order system. For this to work it would have to be fully publicised, but we put a note in our ts and cs, initially more as a marker, with more info to come. Admittedly we could have been clearer here
Our intention was yes, to make a little more money from alcohol sales that we can put back into the party but also for the sake of our gardeners, who would no longer have to lug warm beers from their cars or the bus to their camping sites, rather get cold ones on site when they'd arrived.
Make of it what you will.
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