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.

 

GSZ Test Message

March 13, 2012 11:56
 

Test Message
Please Do Not Reply

update

GAS LEAK UPDATE. 09.03.03

March 09, 2012 23:31
 

GAS BOARD has now fixed leak knights bridge junction with Scotch Corner, SW7. All roads are now clear and all cordons down.

update

UPDATE. GSZ 09.03.12.

March 09, 2012 21:04
 

Most closures around Hyde Park have now been opened, only Prince Of Wales Gate re-mains closed

Gas Leak, Scotch Corner, SW3

March 09, 2012 17:38
 

Gas leak at venue,road closures/evacuation from local buildings as result.Avoid area if possible.Check traffic bulletins.Updates as req'd

Weekly Test Message

January 24, 2012 12:06
 

Weekly test message - no action required

Weekly Test Message

January 17, 2012 11:56
 

Weekly test message - no action required

National Day of Protest UK Uncut - 17.12.11

December 15, 2011 17:20
 

National Day of Protest

‘UK Uncut Christmas Special’

Information for Businesses

 

UK Uncut has recently announced an event entitled ‘Christmas Special’, which is being promoted to take
place on Saturday, 17 December 2011 between 1300 hours and 1700 hours. The stated aims of this protest
are to highlight the government austerity measures and non payment of tax. It is their intention to target
high street retail business premises. Recent events have shown that this has predominately taken place in
Central London. We would advise all retail sectors within Greater London to consider the following
guidance, which is by no means exhaustive.

The Metropolitan Police Service is fully aware of the potential impact of any major event on the local
business community and is well equipped to deal with events like this. We have an appropriate and
proportionate policing plan in place and are working closely with our strategic business partners to ensure
that any disruption is kept to a minimum whilst at the same time aiming to police and facilitate peaceful
protest.

The following guidance has been produced to help businesses to prepare for any incidents which may arise
as a result of this activity in the Metropolitan Police Area.

 

Keep up to date with latest information

For live updates on the progress of this event you can also subscribe to the official free police community
messaging system at
www.neighbourhoodlink.met.police.uk

Follow the MPS updates on the day on Twitter @CO11metpolice

 

Contact numbers

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

In the event of a situation that does not require an emergency response, please call 101 (calls to 101 from
landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long your call
lasts).

If you have information about crime, you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Security Advice

Ensure that all staff are fully briefed.

Security officers, where possible, should have a visible presence at premises.

It would be advisable that a senior manager make himself/herself identifiable to police in the event of an
incursion into your business premises.

Ensure that your exit/entry points are monitored and that you are able to lock and secure any points of entry
if required to do so.

Be alert to large groups forming outside of business points of entry and ensure staff remain vigilant and
report any suspicious activity to security and/or police.

Check that your emergency equipment supplies and radio communications systems are stocked and fully
operational at all times.

 

Crime

If you identify any unusual markings on your building please report immediately to police.

If crime is committed or an incursion takes place in your premises consider the preservation of evidence,
where possible, on the advice of police.

Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational and can provide the highest possible recorded resolution.

 

What you can expect to see

You may notice officers outside some premises this is because during recent protests some buildings have
been targeted and damaged.

The officers are there to protect these buildings and to assist those inside to go about their daily business
and to deal with any incidents of crime and disorder.

All officer will be uniquely identifiable by a series of numbers, letters or both which will be visible on their
outer clothing.

Industrial Action 30.11.11

November 30, 2011 10:38
 

Historically demonstrators have been known to identify and discreetly highlight business premises of interest.

There have been reports of buildings being marked with posters and stickers in the City this morning. Can your security periodically check the exterior of your premises and report anything unusual or suspicious to police immediately. Please email the information to Communities Together at Communities.Together@met.pnn.police.uk and where possible attach a photograph or provide as much detail as possible.

Photograph the markings in situ and where possible remove from the building and consider the preservation of evidence by placing in an envelope. Handle the evidence as little as possible in order to preserve the integrity of the exhibit

Empty buildings 30Nov11

November 30, 2011 10:32
 

A recent number of events have led to land or empty buildings being occupied.

The MPS and CoLP would advise as a precaution that any empty buildings in your control are secured.

A recent occupation has identified a risk from asbestos within the building to be renovated. It may be advisable to ensure such buildings are clearly marked with hazard warnings.

TEST MESSAGE

November 29, 2011 12:43
 

Test Message no action required

update

Rd closures Parliament Sq. 11N0V.02

November 25, 2011 19:54
 

Incident has now been dealt with. Rds have now been re-opened.

Rd closures Parliament Sq

November 25, 2011 19:18
 

Incident in Parliament Sq, SW1 Rd closures in place. P/Sq, Abingdon St & Bridge St. Updates to follow.

Test message

November 22, 2011 11:54
 

Weekly test message - no action required

Demonstration in Central London

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Information for Businesses

A number of groups have announced that they are holding a National Student Demonstration on

Wednesday 9 November 2011. Participants are expected to assemble from 12 noon on Malet Street to

march to London Wall along the following route: Malet Street, Gower Street, Bloomsbury Street, Shaftesbury

Avenue, Charing Cross Road Dungannon Street, The Strand, Fetter Lane, New Fetter Lane, Holborn

Viaduct, Newgate Street, King Edward Street and London Wall. The march is scheduled to end at 6 pm.

The Metropolitan Police Service and City of London Police are fully aware of the potential impact of any

demonstrations on the local business community and are well equipped to deal with events like this. We

have an appropriate and proportionate policing plan in place and are working closely with the organisers to

ensure that the protest moves through London peacefully and that any disruption is kept to a minimum.

You may notice an increase in the number of police officers in your area. This is part of the preparation for

this event and should not be cause for alarm. Please contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team if you

have any concerns.

Whilst a robust policing plan is in place you can help to protect your business by taking a few sensible

precautions. The following points are a list of considerations but are by no means exhaustive.

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

2. Security officers, where possible, should have a visible presence at premises.

3. It would be advisable that a senior manager make himself/herself identifiable to police in the event

of an incursion into your premises.

4. 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.

5. Consider minimising the number of entry points to your building as there is potential for your

business premises to be used as access routes in the event of road closures.

6. If crime is committed in your premises consider the preservation of evidence where possible, for

example CCTV.

7. Ensure that building perimeters are clear of dustbins, ladders or loose tools and equipment, which

could be used to gain access or be used as weapons or to cause damage. Where possible,

consider removing scaffolding from building premises and/ or ensure that security staff be made

aware of the potential for unauthorised access. Where possible, remove completely or secure

equipment such as ladders and ropes.

8. Check that your emergency equipment / grab bags / first aid supplies and radio communication

systems are stocked and fully operational.

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

10. Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational and can provide the highest recording resolution as

possible.

11. During the day leading up to 9th of November, make sure that your staff are fully briefed, remain

vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and/or police.

12. In the event of a situation that does not require an emergency police response, please call 101

(calls to 101 landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or

how long your call lasts).

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

For live updates on the progress of the demonstration you can also subscribe to the official free police

community messaging system ‘Neighbourhood Link’. This service provides instant information on travel

restrictions and security issues. To subscribe to this free service please visit:

www.neighbourhoodlink.met.police.uk

Alternatively you can text “police” to 83123 to receive all of the latest MPS updates straight to your phone

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.

Met Police logo

Student protests expected in London on Wednesday 9 November 2011

 

The MPS has a responsibility to facilitate peaceful protest. However young people at school should continue their education on the day of the protest and go to school as usual. They should not try to travel in to central London or become involved in any protest during school hours.

 

Their unauthorised absence from school will make them subject to truancy laws and the police and education authorities may take appropriate action.

 

There will be a proportionate and strong presence of Police and Community Support Officers across London on the day of the protest, including at transport hubs and the areas surrounding schools. Officers will continue to provide the people of London a visible, accessible and familiar presence in their local communities in order to cut crime.

 

Protest 9th November 2011

October 27, 2011 13:38
 

Representatives from student organisations have contacted police to notify their wishes to demonstrate within Central London on Wednesday 9th November 2011. This includes a march from Malet Street and a rally at a location yet to be agreed.

Police are currently working with event organisers and further updates will be provided as planning progresses.

Further updates will be sent out as and when appropriate.

Westminster/Lambeth Bridges-Demonstrators have dispersed from area peacefully. Now compete. Will update if there are any significant updates

Westminster Bridge now open to traffic. Small pockets of protesters remain in vicinity and on Lambeth Bridge but no significant disorder.

There are about 1000 taking part in the protest on Westminster Bridge organised by UK UNCUT.

All peaceful at present and a proportionate policing operation is in place.

PROTEST ON WESTMINSTER BRIDGE - SUNDAY 09/10/2011 13:00 HOURS TO 18:00 HOURS

A protest is being held on WESTMINSTER BRIDGE this afternoon from 1300 hours to approximately 1800 hours. The event is being policed. Delays in that area are to be anticipated.

Further updates will follow during the protest.