Palestinian Solidarity Campaign March

Saturday 24th November 2012

Information for Businesses

 

The Palestinian Solidarity Campaign has announced that they are holding a march and rally on Saturday 24th November 2012. The march will assemble outside Downing Street and continue along the following route: Whitehall, Pall Mall, St James’s Street, Piccadilly, Kensington Road, Kensington Gore, finishing near the Israeli Embassy, where a planned rally will take place.

 

Participants are requested to assemble from 12 noon with the march moving off at 12:45pm. 

 

It is anticipated that this event may attract interest from a variety of groups and communities representing pro Palestinian interests. The march participants intend to be law abiding. There is a possibility that this event may attract counter demonstrations which may result in low-key disruption.

 

This event is likely to attract significant enough numbers that could lead to some travel disruption, which could impact on business interests including your own organisation.  There are no road closures although businesses are advised that short term temporary traffic holdups will take effect as the march moves along the route.

 

The Metropolitan Police Service is fully aware of the potential impact of any marches on the local business community.  We have an appropriate and proportionate policing plan in place and are working closely with the organisors to ensure that the march moves through London peacefully and that any disruption is kept to a minimum.

Whilst a policing plan is in place you can help your business by taking a few sensible precautions.  The following points are a list of considerations and are by no means exhaustive.

 

1.      Retail premises should be suitably staffed with a prominent management presence

2.      Security officers should have a visible presence at premises

3.      Ensure that all members of staff are fully aware of any emergency/evacuation procedures

4.      Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational

5.      Ensure that your exit doors are properly secured and that you are able to lock and secure your front door if required to do so

6.      During the days leading up to the 24th of November, make sure that your staff are fully briefed, remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and/or police

7.      If you wish to contact your local police dial 101

8.      In the event of an emergency, call the emergency number 999

9.      If you have any information you wish to provide to police anonymously you can contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111   

 

The Metropolitan Police Service is committed to ensuring that this is a peaceful demonstration for all who are living in, working in, or visiting London and that it causes the minimum amount of disruption to residents, businesses and the wider public.

 

You may also wish to consider subscribing to the official police messaging system ‘Neighbourhood Link’.  To subscribe to this service please visit:  www.neighbourhoodlink.met.police.uk

 

TEST MESSAGE

October 30, 2012 11:50
 

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Weekly Test Message

September 04, 2012 11:56
 

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Westminster Police have 1569 people following on TWITTER. Get news about Operation Trafalgar and our fight against crime : twitter@MPSWestminster#OpTrafalgar 

Weekly Test Message

August 28, 2012 11:56
 

Weekly Test Message - no action required.

Marble Arch - Rough Sleepers

August 24, 2012 18:06
 

 

Police are aware of some rough sleepers at Marble Arch. We are taking robust action with the council to prevent anti-social behaviour.

A/Insp Diana Hurd

 

update

Gas leak - Victoria St, SW1

August 11, 2012 13:38
 

Gas Leak - Victoria St, SW1 will remain closed to vehicles & pedestrians until tommorrow (12.08.12) whilst repairs are carried out.

Gas leak - Victoria St, SW1

August 11, 2012 09:33
 

Victoria St, SW1 is closed to vehicles & pedestrians between Broadway & Gt Smith St due to a gas leak.

Test Message 10.07.2012

July 10, 2012 11:58
 

Test Message 10.07.2012

Protest 07.07.12 anticipated.

July 05, 2012 11:57
 

‘Workfare’ is advertising a protest on Saturday 7th July, meeting at Goodge Street tube station at 12:30pm. The limited information indicates the venue of the protest to be a Holland & Barratt store(s). Police will monitor this event and a policing plan implemented if necessary. Businesses are advised to remain vigilant.

Test Message 03.07.2012

July 03, 2012 11:56
 

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UKUncut group have now moved to a South London venue and being monitored by Police. Please remain vigilant, significant updates to follow.

UK Uncut are organising a protest with four separate meeting points before all moving on an unknown location. Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. There is a proportional policing plan in place and updates will be given out regularly through Community Safe.

UK UNCUT PROTEST 26.05.2012

May 24, 2012 14:20
 

26.05.2012 UK UNCUT PROTEST 1100 HRS 4 Seperate meeting points before moving on to unknown location, Policing plan in place see COMM SAFE

UK Uncut are organising a protest with four separate meeting points before all moving on an unknown location. There is a proportional policing plan in place and updates will be given out regularly through Community Safe.

PS Diana HURD 3068CW

GSZ2205.2 Weekly Test Message

May 22, 2012 11:38
 

Test message, no action required.

Weekly Test Message

May 15, 2012 11:56
 

Weekly test message - no action required

Weekly Test Message

May 08, 2012 11:56
 

Weekly test message - no action required

GSZ2704.2 Incident Tottenhan Court Road

April 27, 2012 14:06
 

Officers are in attendance at an incident in Tottenham Court Road where a 50 year old man is causing a disturbance. Police were called at 11.59 on Friday 27 April to an office building on Tottenham Court Road. Items, including electrical equipment, have been thrown out of a fifth floor window. A 300m cordon has been put in place and a negotiator is on scene. We would advice people to keep clear of the area due to congestion. No reported injuries at this time.

Test Message 20.03.2012

March 20, 2012 11:56
 

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update

14.02.12. Section 60 football fans update

March 14, 2012 17:28
 

he student march dispersed peacefully with no incidents. Victoria Street is fully open.

 

Tonight kick off 7.45 p.m. Chelsea are at home to Napoli in the European Champions League football

 

Police are meeting Napoli fans on arrival at St. Pancras and Victoria Stations.

 

If necessary, we have contingency plans to escort Napoli football fans from Victoria railway station to Chelsea FC via Buckingham Palace Road, Pimlico Road,  Chelsea Embankment, Finbar Road, Kings Road, Portensia Road and Fulham Palace Gate. At present there are 100 visiting Italian fans at Victoria railway station.

 

Every effort will be made to keep roads open at all times.

update

14.02.12 Student March update.

March 14, 2012 17:19
 

The student march dispersed peacefully with no incidents. Victoria Street is fully open.

 

Tonight kick off 7.45 p.m. Chelsea are at home to Napoli in the European Champions League football

 

Police are meeting Napoli fans on arrival at St. Pancras and Victoria Stations.

 

If necessary, we have contingency plans to escort Napoli football fans from Victoria railway station to Chelsea FC via Buckingham Palace Road, Pimlico Road,  Chelsea Embankment, Finbar Road, Kings Road, Portensia Road and Fulham Palace Gate. At present there are 100 visiting Italian fans at Victoria railway station.

 

Every effort will be made to keep roads open at all times.

14.03.12. Section 60 Football Fans

March 14, 2012 15:23
 

At 19:45 there is a football match between Chelsea FC vs. Napoli at Stamford Bridge in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The Italian football supporters are arriving on at least three flights into Gatwick, Luton and Stansted and will be travelling into Victoria train station. There will be approximately 600-700 Italian supporters that will be escorted from Victoria Tube Station down to Stamford Bridge.

A Section 60 has been authorised by T/Chief Superintendent Morgan from 14:00 to 16:00 in the close vicinity of Victoria Station to facilitate the arrival of the Italian football supporters.

14.03.12. Student March

March 14, 2012 15:20
 

The student march moved off from Malet Street with about 300 - 400 protestors and is peaceful and relatively fast moving. Disruption to local traffic and bus routes at the moment is minor and short-term.

Information for MPS Partners, Businesses

and the Government Security Zone (GSZ)

 

Central London student protest on Wednesday 14 March 2012

 

1. On Wednesday 14 March 2012 from 2.00 p.m. there will be a student march from Malet Street, WC1 to Victoria Street, SW1 arriving outside the premises of the Dept. for Business, Innovations and Skills (B.I.S.) at about 4.00 p.m.

 

2. There is an estimate that the size of the march will be between 3,000 and 4,000 likely participants. Protestors will meet up at the University of London Union at 1.30 p.m. and move off with a police escort at 2.00p.m. The route follows:

 

Malet Street

Russell Square

Southampton Row

Kingsway

Aldwych

Strand

Whitehall

Parliament Street

Parliament Square

Broad Sanctuary

Victoria Street

 

3. There will be some temporary rolling road closures along the route but no permanent road closures along the route are planned. Some minor disruption to traffic and bus routes can be expected.

 

4.  Once the protestors have arrived in Victoria Street outside B.I.S. we may have to implement a traffic exclusion zone in Victoria Street between the junction with Broadway and Parliament Square. Pedestrian access will not be affected.

 

It will not be possible to specify a time in advance for the traffic exclusion zone. This will depend on factors prevailing at the time such as number of protestors, speed of the march and disruption to traffic. However we anticipate this may be anytime between 3.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

 

5. It is our intention that we will deliver our core police responsibilities for this event and in a manner compatible with the values of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Our core responsibilities are:

—        The prevention and detection of crime

—        The protection of life and property

—        The maintenance of the Queen’s Peace

 

6. The strategic intentions for this event are:

 

—        To provide a lawful and proportionate policing response to protest, balancing the needs and rights of protesters with those impacted by the protest.

—        To maintain public order

—        To prevent crime and take all reasonable steps to intervene and bring offenders to justice if crime is committed

—        To work together with event organisers / participants and other agencies to minimise criminal activity and anti-social behaviour associated with the event

—        To protect the parliamentary estate and ensure it can discharge its democratic functions

—        To prevent serious disruption to the life of the residential and business community and vehicular traffic

 

7. Protest Liaison Teams have been introduced by the Metropolitan Police Service to improve dialogue and understanding between protestors and Police. Officers will be  working in pairs and will be clearly visible in pale blue “Liaison Officer” tabards. Their role is:

 

·       To provide demonstrators and the general public with a knowledgeable and visible point of contact should anyone wish to discuss the policing of the event.

 

·       To provide event organisers with a vital link to the police command team and explanation of police actions.

 

·       To support the event organisers who are planning a peaceful and safe event for all those taking part.

 

8.  We will circulate e-mails and updates through Community Safe and the MPS Neighbourhood Link system.  On the day of the march we will provide live updates via our Twitter account @CO11metpolice and the MPS website Home - Metropolitan Police Service.

 

9. If you need to contact us in the event of an emergency, always dial 999.

 

Otherwise please call the MPS on the non-emergency number 101.

 

Those premises and departments in the GSZ should call the GSZ Control Room.