The club have been reviewing their security procedures with Greater Manchester Police following terror attacks in Manchester, London and Paris in recent months. United have emailed season ticket holders with details of the new measures; there will now be enhanced searches of fans at turnstiles which ‘may take longer and as a result it is likely that queues will also be longer’. The size of bags allowed will also be reduced.
Supporters are being advised not to bring a bag larger than a small handbag (20cm x 15cm x 5cm) with them or they will have to leave it in a bag drop zone.
‘All bags will be searched and items larger than the size criteria must be left at one of the bag drop facilities, which are located near the ticket office and in E2 car park,’ an email sent on Friday read.
‘Bringing a bag will further delay your entry to the stadium (and will delay your departure after the game if you have to use a bag drop) and we therefore encourage you not to bring any bags or prohibited items to the stadium (if you have to bring a bag, we recommend you arrive at least two hours before kick-off).
‘Please do not be alarmed by the extra security measures (which will be in place for every match from now on), they are to ensure your time at Old Trafford is as safe as possible.’
The club also reminded season ticket holders that major roadworks on key roads surrounding the stadium have begun and will last for three years.
‘This will increase your journey time to and from the stadium if you travel by car and could impact your route and street parking,’ the memo added. As always, turnstiles will still open two hours before-kick off . For more details, visit www.manutd.com/gettinghere.
Top girl band Little Mix are about to perform a sell out gig in the North-east.
Durham s Riverside Emirates1 cricket ground is gearing up to welcome the 15,000-strong crowd on Saturday. And heightened security and parking warnings have been put in place as thousands are expected to flock to the venue. Durham Constabulary has developed a traffic management plan for Chester-le-Street.
There will be designated pick up points for those getting lifts to the venue.
Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock (left), Jade Thirlwall (right), Jesy Nelson (second left) and Perrie Edwards (second right) (Image: PA)
Tickets for the concert quickly sold out for the Summer Shout Out tour2 . More than 15,000 people are expected to attend, so those not going to the concert are advised to avoid the area. Gates open at 5pm and it is scheduled to end at around 9.45pm.
It will be the second hit tour to visit the ground this summer after Rod Stewart s gig last month.
Limited parking is still available from the Box Office at a cost of 10. Two park and ride sites are located at Lambton Estates and Belmont . They open at 3pm.
Gates will open at 5pm and concert-goers are advised to arrive early. The two support acts, Sheppard and Ella Eyre, are expected to start from 6pm. There will be increased security measures at each entrance point and a heightened security presence in all areas of the ground.
Those attending are asked to be patient at the end of the concert, as police work to clear the venue and surrounding areas. A drop off point is located in Riverside Park . All cars must turn left when exiting and follow the diversion signs.
With the event season entering a busy period we want to remind all security businesses of their responsibilities when using subcontractors. This includes the use of subcontracted labour when providing security industry services. Security businesses should have suitable due diligence checks in place to be confident that the individuals deployed by them whether directly employed by you or supplied by sub-contractors or labour providers, are who they say they are, are fit and proper, and hold a valid licence for the activities that they will be undertaking.
If you use labour supplied by a third party then this information will help you understand how to safeguard your business from financial and reputational risk whilst maintaining the flexible workforce you need. This guidance looks at:
- Undertake checks on your labour supply chain
- What to check
- If you don t undertake checks
- Guidelines to help you undertake the checks
- Tell HMRC about your payroll outsourcing
- Verifying VAT registration details
- Reporting concerns about potential compliance issues
- Reporting concerns about exploitation
As a security business, please ensure you follow HMRC guidance regarding due diligence record keeping for the use of labour providers. Details on due diligence for the use of labour providers can be found on the HMRC website.