The Town Council has been in further discussions with Type3 Productions about the proposed filming in Chipping Campden. The letter to residents and businesses is below that will be distributed over the next few days in the High Street, Leasbourne, Lower High St, Sheep Street, Park Road, Back Ends and Calf Lane including Peelers Close. The letter explains the proposal and what is being done to mitigate any disruption. The intention is for Type3 to make personal contact with as many people as possible.
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Dear Resident or Business owner,
As you may be aware, Type3Productions are producing an action adventure series for a major online streaming service. We had planned to film scenes in Chipping Campden Market Square Car Park earlier this year but unfortunately had to postpone filming for covid-related reasons beyond our control. We are very excited to feature Chipping Campden in the show and are in discussions with Chipping Campden Town Council and Chipping Campden Town Trust about our proposal to film on the Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th of September between 12:00 until 20:30. I am writing to you to make you aware of these proposals and to detail a timeline of the proposed activities. We wish to garner any feedback you may have in order to ensure that, on gaining approval, the project runs as smoothly as possible for all parties.
Traffic Management Due to the dressing and equipment we would be bringing into the Market Square, and to facilitate our shoot in the safest possible way for residents and crew alike, we are proposing a temporary road closure along the High Street. This would be in place from 05:00 AM on Tuesday 28th September until 05:00 AM Thursday 29th September. We have sought approval from Chipping Campden Council and the local highways authority. We would of course also grant access to business owners, customers, residents, deliveries, bus and emergency services. If filming was to commence, we would only be taking up parking immediately around our Location in the Market Square Car Park in order to keep the continuity of our show. The road closure would be undertaken by our traffic management company and we will endeavour to minimise traffic and disruption, please see our proposed traffic management plan attached to this letter.
We would also like to cordon off 8 to 10 spaces within the Market Square Car Park in order to erect our set dressing ahead of our shoot on Monday 27th September. We would provide overflow parking free of charge at the rear of the Kings Arms hotel and this will be marshalled by our own stewards.
During our shoot days on Tuesday 28th & Wednesday 29th September we would provide free parking at Pans Place, Back Ends, Chipping Campden GL55 6AU. We will have a cut through the Cotswold House Hotel to the High Street, and this will be signposted. We would also have a shuttlebus active across the duration of our shoot to bring less abled visitors into the High Street from our overflow parking area.
Timings & Scenes Filming would commence from approximately 12:00 to 20:30, however there could be activity around the square from 08:00 AM in order to set up. Our action primarily takes place on the pavement outside the Kings Arms hotel, the Market Square car Park, and some inside the Old Police Station. All on set crew will wear headsets to communicate from 19:00 in order to keep noise levels down. We will take every precaution possible, to create safe diversions around equipment, and will endeavor to keep disruption to you to an absolute minimum. We will of course allow pavements to free flow and may only request public to wait for two minutes at a time during takes to keep the continuity of the scenes. Please see full breakdown of our proposed activities overleaf.
Technical Vehicles Our technical vehicles would be parked with the permission of a landowner 1 mile out of town and we would use pickups and smaller vans to bring the equipment into town. We would store items in our allocated kit areas off of the high street. We will have an ultra-silent generator situated nearby to set which will be operated by qualified technicians and this is essential to ensure we have the power necessary to facilitate our shoot. Technical equipment on the pavement will be kept to a minimum, and we will not obstruct Public walkways.
We do of course hold fully comprehensive public liability insurance and all filming activity is risk assessed to ensure we are conducting our filming safely. We will make every effort to ensure the minimum disruption to surrounding residents and businesses. Filming on location cannot take place without the ongoing support of local residents and businesses, and for this we are extremely grateful. Throughout our filming members of my team will be on site to ensure smooth running and that our presence in the area does not cause any undue disruption. Please see details of how to contact us with any concerns or queries overleaf.
Thank you reading and I look forward to perhaps meeting some of you during our filming.
Harriet Press Location Manager Type3Productions LTD
Statement of Proposed Operations
During our preparatory works on Monday 27th September, the High Street will remain open but there will be 8/10 bays unavailable within the Market Square car park. We will keep the bays in use by us to a minimum, and alternative parking will be available behind the Kings Hotel, this will be stewarded at all times by our security personnel.
Sunday 26th September, from 16:00
Security on site to cone the spaces required for the car park markings to be painted out and the monument to be erected. This will be on a flexible basis with a visible steward allowing parking for shoppers and diners during the evening, but trying to avoid having cars parked in the spaces overnight, this will allow us to begin work quickly the following morning.
Monday 27th September, 08:00 to 18:00
Car park markings removed and monument begins to be installed. This will require use of approximately 20 spaces at first with spaces released back to the public when the paint has dried. During this time the parking area behind The Kings Hotel will be available to shoppers, with stewards on site advising the public of this. Towards the end of the day, once the markings are removed, we will be down to 8-10 bays to cover the footprint of the completed monument.
Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th September, 08:00 to 20:30
It is during these two shoot days that the entirety of the car park will be reserved to allow for our filming to take place. The High Street will be closed to road traffic between Church Street and Sheep Street, but remain open to pedestrians. Each end of the closure will be manned at all times by our Traffic Management operatives who have been advised to be flexible and allow access for residents, business owners, customers, deliveries, drop offs, emergency services and shuttle buses, as soon as the road has been made safe to do so. We will cone the spaces around the Market Square car park but will be able to allow parking along the high street within the closure out of the view of our camera. Free alternative parking will also be available for visitors at Pans Place, Back Ends, Chipping Campden GL55 6AU. A shuttle bus courtesy of the production will operate between here and the High Street for any members of the public who wish to make use of this. There will also be a sign posted walking route to the high street via the Cotswold Spa Hotel garden.
Thursday 30th September & Friday 1st October 08:00 to 18:00
We begin with all of the Market Square car park reserved to allow for any equipment to be removed and the car park markings to be reinstated. We will hand back spaces to the public as soon as possible and will have parking available at the Rear of Kings Arms Hotel until full reinstated.
Anyone with any specific questions or concerns is more than welcome to send email enquiries to: [email protected] or alternatively you can write to us at: Type3Productions Ltd, C/o Town Council, The Old Police Station High St, Chipping Campden GL55 6HB