Northampton Town Football Club wish everyone attending the community events at Sixfields this Bank Holiday weekend an enjoyable time.
The Carlsberg Cup and Jewson Shield take place on Friday, followed by the Cobblers Cup on Saturday and Sunday. The Multi Disabled Festival takes place on Monday followed by the Mental Health Football Festival next Wednesday.
Please note that when attending Sixfields, there will be a bag search procedure in operation and you may also see increased police patrols, including possibly armed officers. This is all part of the Northamptonshire Police response to recent events.
A statement from Assistant Chief Constable James Andronov of Northamptonshire Police, available on the police website, states:
“At present there is no specific threat to Northamptonshire, but this cannot be discounted. As such, our approach to policing in the wake of the ongoing threat will be to focus on patrolling crowded places, transport hubs and large events.
“You will see heightened levels of visible patrolling, in some cases using overtly armed police officers in the way we did across Northamptonshire in the run-up to Christmas. This is aimed at deterrence and increasing intelligence, reassurance and engagement with the communities we serve.
“We will also be liaising with the managers of key venues and organisers of public events due to be held in the coming weeks, to ensure proportionate security arrangements are in place to protect the public."
Please arrive early to whichever event you are attending and allow extra time for any searches or additional security measures. We thank all those attending in advance for their understanding in this matter and for cooperating with the club’s safety team.