We want D-Day 75 to be accessible for everyone. The following information is designed to help you prepare for your visit.  

D-Day 75 takes place on Southsea Common and around the seafront. Large areas of the site are grass, and there are some concrete paths. When you're deciding what you need to bring to the event and the facilities you may need, please also consider the weather and possible conditions.

If you are an invited guest for the national commemoration event on Wednesday 5 June, please check with the event organisers (email ddayaccreditation@hpower.co.uk or telephone 0175 384 7900) if you have specific accessibility requirements.

The information below relates to the Portsmouth City Council events, including the opportunity to watch the national commemoration event on the Big Screen on the common, as well as all the events from the afternoon of Wednesday 5 June onwards, when the event site will be open access. This means equipment like seats, and food/drink and necessary medicines can be brought to the event.

Accessibility

All toilet blocks across the site include a disabled toilet. There will also be a high dependency mobile toilet unit on site.

There is event parking is at King George V playing field, Cosham where there will be free disabled parking for those with a current blue badge. In order to use these please ensure you bring a valid blue badge with you to display in your vehicle. Once you have parked, you will be able to catch a shuttle bus to the event. Each bus can accommodate one wheelchair or mobility scooter.

Medical and welfare are available throughout the event to everyone. Stewards and security will also be on hand and where possible can offer you help and support if you are unwell or require assistance. Assistance Dogs are permitted on site.

If you have any questions about accessibility that are not answered here, please contact our event helpline on 023 9268 8020.

Facilities

There will be a whole range of facilities on Southsea Common for the events, including additional toilet facilities, a bar and food concessions, as well as welfare support - as we would usually provide to make sure everyone at our events has a safe and enjoyable time. 

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to the events. We expect it to be very busy during the events, so we wouldn't encourage bringing barbeques. Barbeques will be restricted to a designated area which will be signposted on the event site.

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