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With 2016 just around the corner, many will be thinking about how to spend the final night of the year before the New Year’s resolutions kick in.
There will be obviously be an impact on businesses prior to on New Year’s Eve and New Year Day.
Planning for this New Year’s Eve began when last year’s event ended. The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been working closely with the Mayor’s office, British Transport Police (BTP), Westminster City Council and others to ensure the event runs smoothly and spectators for the ticketed event enjoy a fun evening and ring in the New Year safely.
Road closures in central London start from 14:00hrs on New Year’s Eve and it will be very busy with people travelling into the city.
We would encourage businesses to review and ensure they are familiar with their security and contingency plans as criminals and terrorists use the cover of crowds to commit crime.
Please find attached to this message a map showing the areas and times for road closures being implemented in central London on New Years Eve.
Around 3,000 officers will be on duty across central London, both within and outside the ticketed areas to prevent crime and disorder; and keep everyone safe. Superintendent Jo Edwards, the Met’s spokesperson said:
“New Year’s Eve is a major celebration in the diary and the Met has been working with colleagues to ensure celebrations run smoothly and the event is safe and enjoyable for everyone who attends.”
“Our policing plan remains under constant review and the public can expect to see additional police officers in central London, which includes an increased number of firearms officers. Our plans are purely precautionary and not as a result of any specific intelligence.”
“We will also be working closely with our partners at British Transport Police who will have additional armed officers in and around central London transport hubs throughout New Year’s Eve.”
“If you see anything suspicious or that causes you any concern please tell a police officer or call 999 in an emergency.”
Local borough policing arrangements will remain in place to deal with local events, supported by additional pan-London police resources as necessary. Superintendent Andy Morgan, silver commander for British Transport Police, said:
“New Year’s Eve will undoubtedly be one of the busiest nights of the year for the emergency services and we will have officers on the ground at train and tube stations across London.
“In order to provide further reassurance to everyone, we will also be extending our regular armed patrols and specialist support beyond normal hours. New Year’s Day Parade
On New Year’s Day Central London will be affected by a number of road closures in order to facilitate the New Year’s Day Parade. Please find below a summary of the closures in place:
* Piccadilly eastbound being closed from the underpass.
* Berkeley Square including all access to the Square for the form up of the parade closed.
* The parade will travel along Piccadilly from the underpass, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Avenue, Haymarket, Trafalgar Square, Strand and Whitehall. * From 12:00 noon all access to Parliament Square will be closed. * All roads will be reopened once safe to do so.
For more information to plan your night visit: http://www.met.police.uk On the day you can follow us on Twitter @MPSEvents
You can get live updates @LDN_gov
Further information regarding the event can be found at http://www.london.gov.uk
Information about public transport can be found at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/nye