Medway Pride CIC, MGSD Centre, 331 High Street Rochester Medway ME1 1DA info@medwaypride.uk 01634 408668

Medway Pride 2023 Code of Conduct

Medway Pride is a celebration of diversity and equality and all attendees are expected to embrace and respect this diversity and equality.

You are required to have read, understood and agreed to this Code of Conduct before attending the event in any capacity. If you do not agree to this Code of Conduct, you must not attend the event. Any questions should be directed to Medway Pride CIC.

We will not tolerate any threatening, violent or offensive behaviour against our volunteers, staff, other attendees, police, security personnel, or members of the public.

We will not tolerate any individual or group making derogatory remarks about a person’s sexuality, gender identity, race, age, nationality, disability, appearance, religion, political belief or any other factor. Anyone who displays behaviour that contravenes this rule can expect to be removed from the event immediately.

Any individual infringing the bodily integrity of other participants will be immediately removed from the event. (If you are in a parade group, your group may also be removed from the parade).

There are clear legal guidelines regarding alcohol, drugs, public nudity, etc, which participants are expected to abide by. Laws must always be obeyed. Please remember, this is a family friendly event.

Hand sanitizer in the original bottle (max 100ml bottle, with intact manufacture labelling) is permitted.

No objects are to be thrown at attendees (including at parade spectators on the parade route). This includes the use of silly string, party poppers and water pistols.

You are not permitted to play amplified music without prior written permission.

Every participant is responsible for their own litter. Littering is prohibited by law. There will be opportunities to dispose of litter at the festival site. Please use the bins provided.

If you see or are notified of any incident that would break this Code of Conduct or the law, please notify the Medway Pride CIC or the security team immediately. Anyone found to have failed to report any incidents may face being removed from the parade and refusal into the main event.

We (Medway Pride CIC and the security team) reserve the right to refuse entry, or remove anyone, who does not follow this Code of Conduct or behaves inappropriately (see Consequences of Failing to abide by the Code of Conduct below).

Consequences of Failing to Abide by Code of Conduct

These consequences apply to any person or group who does not abide by this Code of Conduct:

by disagreement with any of these rules means you will not be permitted to enter the site.

You may be immediately removed from the event. If you have attended with a group or organisation (including for the parade), your group may also be removed from the event site.

Any costs accrued towards attendance will be forfeitet

Any person found to be in possession or under the influence of illegal substances, or taking part in any illegal activity, will be reported to the police, with whom we work closely to deliver a safe event.

We will be unlikely to accept any future application to participate in any part of the event.

Any person behaving in such a manner will be removed from the parade and the festival site. Their group may also be removed at the sole discretion of the Medway Pride CIC / Event Security.7

Any complaints or concerns in relation to this Code of Conduct should be raised with the Parade Director as soon as possible after the complaint has arisen. If an issue is not satisfactorily dealt with, then the Event Manager must be informed. In all matters relating to this Code of Conduct, the decision of the Event Manager will be final.