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2019 will see Jam on Rye take more control of our collaboration with the people involved, our impact on the environment and our responsibility on the community that surrounds us.

PEOPLE

  • Equality is important to us which is why at least 50% of the artists that make up our line up this year will be female.
  • In order to get the festival up and running for you, we have a cohort of lovely volunteers who live locally who will be lending us a helping hand.

ENVIRONMENT

  • This year at Jam on Rye, you’ll notice that we’ll only be using reusable cups to serve your drinks in. No more disposables = less waste. We’ll add £1 to the cost of your drink which will pay for your cup. Hold on to it and use it for the rest of the day.
  • The same goes for your food! If you bring your own container, our traders will offer you a discount on your meal. Simple! If not, our traders will serve your food in a compostable container.
  • Thirsty? We’re working towards having running water onsite in the future so that you can refill your water bottle, but this year we’ll be selling Can O Water on the bars at cost price to keep you hydrated. Much better for the environment, and your pocket!
  • The environmental impact we have as a collective (organisers and festival-goers) on the way to/from the festival can be drastically reduced. Therefore we encourage everyone to lift share and take public transport where possible. When buying your ticket there will be an option to add an additional £1 to offset your carbon footprint travelling to us via Energy Revolution.

COMMUNITY

  • Hidden hunger is a huge issue in London. KERB’s charity partner, First Love, is working to tackle this in one of the poorest boroughs of London, Tower Hamlets. Our food traders will pledge to donate 10p from each meal served at Jam on Rye, to First Love.
  • You can go one step further and will have the option to add an additional £1 to your ticket price that will also be donated to First Love. Every little helps!
  • Eight of our food trader pitches will be reserved for local street food traders or restaurants.

LOCAL RESIDENTS

  • We are granting discounted tickets to residents who live within the following post codes: SE4, SE5, SE15, SE21, SE22, SE23, SE24.
  • Please send a copy of your proof of address to residents@jamonryefestival.com (this must show your full name and address on the same document).
  • If you have any questions about the event, please email hello@jamonryefestival.com

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION MEETINGS

The voice of local residents in the community is hugely important to us. We welcome your feedback from previous events, and on the operational plans for the 2019 events. You are invited to join the Event Management Team at the Community Consultation Meetings we are holding as part of the planning process for the 2019 events.

Thanks to all who attended the first Community Consultation Meeting on 10th December 2018 and to those who attended the second meeting on 13th March 2019.

Through continued consultation with local residents, stakeholders, Southwark Council and the Safety Advisory Group we endeavour to make improvements to the events and deliver the best possible experience.

Details for the next meeting will be posted here once confirmed.

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