21st of June events

The below information was distributed by the MPS for sharing;

On Wednesday 21st June 2017 there will be a number of events taking place in central London that may cause some levels of disruption due to the number of people attending and some road closures being in place.

The main events taking place will be a Changing of the Guard and the State Opening of Parliament.

Road closure, as outlined on the map below, will be in place between 0630 hours and 1400 hours.

Up to date information will be provided to national and local media, and also updated on the MPS Events Twitter feed @MetPoliceEvents

A protest which has been called ‘Day of Rage’ and also ‘Movement for Justice by any means necessary’ is scheduled to form up from 1130 hours at Shepherds Bush, moving off at 1300 hours towards Parliament Square. There is no information at this time to indicate that this protest will not be anything other than peaceful.

At this time the route has not been confirmed as we have not been able to engage with the organisers. It has been suggested the route will pass the Town Hall of RB Kensington and Chelsea. At this time it is expected that 200 people will take part in this event.

Police Officers will be deployed in order to provide a proportionate policing response to all event taking place, and officers will be available for deployment should there be any requirement for additional policing.

Policing Intentions

The events outlined will be overseen by Commander David Musker (Gold London) and Chief Superintendent Jo Edwards (Silver London). The Metropolitan Police Service core responsibilities are:

The prevention and detection of crime

The protection of life and property

The maintenance of the Queen’s Peace

The Metropolitan police service is fully aware of the potential impact of events on the local business community and an appropriate policing plan for London will be in place.

Please check the Transport for London website prior to commencing your journey during the times of the road closures in order to check for any travel disruptions.

Crime Prevention Advice

You can help to protect your premises by taking a few sensible precautions. The following points are a list of considerations and are by no means exhaustive:

· Premises should be suitably staffed with a prominent management presence that can make themselves identifiable to police.

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

· Ensure all staff are fully briefed.

· All staff should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and / or police.

· Consider minimising the number of entry points to your building.

· Ensure that the building perimeters are clear of debris, dustbins, ladders or loose tools and equipment.

· Check that your emergency equipment/grab bags/ first aid supplies and radio communications.

· Check and test building security and emergency systems.

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

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

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