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Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC)

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games provided public and private sectors across the UK with a unique opportunity to increase engagement and communicate amongst each other quickly and effectively important safety and security messages that may require the attention of as broad an audience as possible.

To this end, the Cross-sector Safety and Security Communications project (CSSC) was set up, with the aim to deliver one timely and authoritative security message – fed by the Metropolitan Police and other UK agencies - not sensitive in nature, to a range of UK industries, their employees (from office-based to field and contracted staff) and customers potentially affected by them. A legacy project of the Games, the CSSC project continues to operate, providing up-to-date security messages from the Met Police on safety and security issues.

To find out more and keep up to date, visit the CSSC's official website.

Latest notification via CSSC

The BSIA is pleased to be an active part of this project, and as part of its commitment to cascading messages to its members, customers and end-users, it will post relevant communication on this webpage, in reverse chronological order, for the information of our website visitors.

To keep up to date with the latest messages from the Metropolitan Police, sign up to Neighbourhood Link

Download a document with more useful links from the CSSC.

CSSC messages

 


24/07/14 - Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK, March and Rally planned for Saturday 26th

There is a planned national demonstration to protest about the actions of Israel in Gaza which will take place on Saturday 26th July 2014, 12:00 - 16:00hrs. The event has been organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK.

From 12:00 hrs the group will form-up outside the Israeli Embassy (Kensington).

At approximately 13:00hrs those assembled will set off on a march to protest at Parliament Square via the following route: KENSINGTON ROAD, KENSINGTON GORE, KENSINGTON ROAD, KNIGHTSBRIDGE, HYDE PARK CORNER, PICCADILLY, St. JAMES'S STREET, PALL MALL, COCKSPUR STREET, TRAFALGAR SQUARE and WHITEHALL arriving in? PARLIAMENT SQ at approximately 14:30hrs where a rally will be held concluding at 16:00hrs. The organiser anticipates that approximately 14,000 people will take part.

Please see route map for further detail.

Other Parallel Events

There are a number of events occurring that day and there will be an increased police presence across central London.

An appropriate and proportionate policing plan is in place to deal with these demonstrations.

There is no current intelligence to suggest there will be any pre-planned disorder at these events.

Police Liaison Officers will be on duty throughout the day linking in and engaging with the demonstrators.

Please see the attached link for details should you encounter a protest in or near to your building.

http://www.vocal.co.uk/cssc/protest-in-business-premises/

 


 

23/07/14 - Mayor's office launches Business Crime Strategy

The Mayor’s vision is for London "to be the safest and greatest big city on earth". This includes helping London to be the safest city in the world in which to do business.

This strategy starts with the principle that businesses that are well-informed and resilient against crime, and are supported by excellent law enforcement, will help the city and nation thrive. London’s economy is integral to the prosperity of the UK.

Download the London Business Crime Strategy here

 


 

14/06/14 - March and Demonstration - Cricklewood Broadway, London NW2.

On Saturday 14th June 2014, from approximately 11.00 hours, there will be a March and Demonstration by the Extreme Right Wing (XRW) Group - South East Alliance. The group intend to March North, from Kilburn Station, along the A5, up to Cricklewood Broadway where they intend to hold a demonstration outside the UK offices of the Muslim Brotherhood at 113, Cricklewood Broadway. It is anticipated that the Demonstration will start at approximately midday and will last for about an hour.

It is expected that groups opposed to the views of the South East Alliance will form a counter protest at the same location.

There is a proportionate policing plan in place to both facilitate this protest and also ensure the minimum of disruption to local residents, traffic and businesses. Police Liaison Officers will be on duty throughout, linking in and engaging with the demonstrators.

There will also be some disruption to parking bays in the vicinity and the following bays, including disabled bays, will be suspended between 18.00 on Friday 13th June until 16.00 on Saturday 14th June. Those affected are:

East side of the A5 between Ebbsfleet Road, going North to Yew Grove.

West side of the A5 between Walm Lane, going North up to junction adjacent to Yew Grove'.

 


 

14/06/14 - Unite Against Fascism Conference - TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3LS.

Unite Against Fascism will be holding their annual ‘stand up to racism, UKIP & Fascism’ conference at the above venue on Saturday 14th June, between 09.30 and 17.00 hours. Diane Abbott MP is expected to speak. There is some conflicting intelligence to suggest that some members of XRW may attend to disrupt the Conference. This may be either before the Cricklewood demonstration or afterwards.

As with the Cricklewood event, there is a proportionate policing plan around this event and police will be liaising with protest groups throughout the day to manage and mitigate as much as possible any disruption to the community.

Please see attached link for details should you encounter a protest in or near to your building.

http://www.vocal.co.uk/cssc/protest-in-business-premises/

For any updates during Friday and Saturday follow the MPS public order twitter account @MetPoliceEvents

 


11/06/14 - London Taxi Drivers' Protest

There is a significant policing operation in place today to facilitate a peaceful protest of Licensed London Taxi Drivers.

Police have imposed conditions on this protest to minimise serious disruption to Londoners and to minimise the impact to the public by emergency services being obstructed or hindered.

Police continue to seek to engage with protest groups in order to balance the right of protest and assembly with those of the rest of London.

Conditions of Protest:

Protest must not start before 1400 hrs.

The demonstration must not end later than 1500 hrs.

Conditions as to location of assembly:

Whitehall, SW1 - North and Southbound carriageways. Parliament Street, SW1 - North and Southbound carriageways.

Conditions as to the maximum number of persons who may assemble:

When the area is congested no further persons will be allowed to join the demonstration. It will be the tactical commander of the event that will determine when the area is congestion.

It is likely that Central London and surrounding areas will be heavily congested during this time.

You will see police liaison officers in light blue tabards on this event. Their aim is to facilitate, liaise and negotiate with the Licensed taxi Drivers.

Please follow @MetPoliceEvents for updates throughout the day.

 

 


 

10/06/14 - London taxi driver protest

Potential protest action by some London taxi drivers is due to take place during the afternoon of Wednesday 11th June.

This action is due to start at 2pm in the Whitehall and Trafalgar Square area and end before the evening peak period.

Disruption to traffic in the local area is likely with several thousand vehicles possibly involved, all driving very slowly.

Please follow @MetPoliceEvents for updates on the protest.

For the latest travel information, and to plan journeys on foot or using London Underground, road users are advised to visit tfl.gov.uk or follow @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

 

 


 

09/06/14 - Counter terrorism awareness operation launched

A major initiative designed to increase awareness of security and counter terrorism policing in London is being launched today (Monday 09 June 2014) by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), City of London Police (CoLP) and British Transport Police (BTP).

The initiative - known as Operation Griffin - involves co-ordinated activity focussed on reminding the public of the vital role they can play in helping to protect the capital.

Activity will be taking place across all 32 boroughs between 9 - 15 June 2014, with tactics including automated number recognition (ANPR) operations and high visibility patrols around crowded places such as shopping centres and transport hubs.

Thousands of staff from businesses across London will also be being briefed as part of Project Griffin, explaining the ongoing threat from terrorism and what they can do to protect themselves, their business and London. Operation Griffin is the police operational response to this established project.

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of Project Griffin, developed by the CoLP and MPS in April 2004. The project’s remit is to advise and familiarise managers, security officers and employees of large public and private sector organisations across the capital on security, counter-terrorism and crime prevention issues.

Project Griffin events will be being held at locations ranging from local shop owners in Sutton, to a large scale briefing with the business community at The Shard.

Briefings will also be held for officers and staff on every borough to highlight the key part they play in counter-terrorism policing by providing a link between national expertise and mainstream neighbourhood policing.

Commander Simon Bray, from Specialist Operations, said: “Everyone has a role to play in keeping London safe from terrorism. This operation sees specialist officers working closely with neighbourhood officers and communities raising awareness of security in London.

“We want to build on the success of Project Griffin and continue our engagement with communities and businesses in a variety of ways to counter the threat from terrorism. Our aim is to raise awareness and improve protection from a terrorist attack and other crimes.

“The threat to London from terrorism remains real and serious so we encourage the public to remain vigilant and alert and to report anything suspicious to police.”

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Thomas of British Transport Police (BTP) said:

“This week-long initiative is designed to remind and inform the public and businesses about what we are doing to make London and its transport system as safe and secure as possible, and what they can do to help.

“Briefings will be taking place across London, and BTP officers will be providing information explaining the on-going threat from terrorism to transport providers and the travelling public.

“BTP uses a wide range of tactics as part of its counter terrorism activity and has a vast experience in dealing with such threats.

“It is vitally important that we do not get complacent, and the vigilance of passengers and staff remains a crucial element - with more than six million people travelling every day, we have millions of eyes and ears across the whole system – a surveillance resource second to none.”

The operation is being co-ordinated by Specialist Operations in partnership with local officers across the MPS.

Anyone who has any information about unusual activity or behaviour should contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

In the event of an emergency always dial 999.

+ Further information is available at www.met.police.uk/terrorism

+ Further information about Project Griffin http://www.projectgriffin.org.uk/

 

 


 

30/5/14 - Protest at Regents Park Mosque - Regents Lodge, 146 Park Road, London, NW8 7RG.

On Friday 30th May, there will be a protest outside the Regents Park Mosque. This will take place from 1.30pm. It is not known how long it will last but previous experience has shown that the protest may last for 2-3 hours. The anticipated attendance is approximately 60 persons in total, made up of men, women and children.

On previous occasions, there have been counter protests by opposing groups, however at this time; the police do not have any information to suggest that such a counter protest will take place. This remains constantly under review.

This may result in both an increase in noise levels and footfall in around the immediate area.

There is a proportionate policing plan in place to deal with this demonstration. There will be Police Liaison Officers on duty throughout linking in and engaging with the demonstrators.

Please see attached link for details should you encounter a protest in or near to your building.

http://www.vocal.co.uk/cssc/protest-in-business-premises/

For updates during Friday and Saturday follow the MPS public order twitter account @MetPoliceEvents

 

 


 

09/05/14 - Launch of Dot London Domain Names

Work has been commissioned by the Metropolitan Police into the threat posed by the .(dot)London launch.

Dot London is the new top level domain for the City of London. This allows individuals and business owners who call London their home to have a web address dedicated to their city. In addition it's unrestricted, which means anyone can order.

The implications of this are huge, how long will it be before fraudsters order a domain name and set up websites for nefarious purposes. The reputational issues for the organisations involved are large but the scam will be using the domain name to convince customers/visitors to the web site to order and make payments.

This is a reminder to businesses to protect themselves.

The launch of Dot London might leave businesses vulnerable if they do not take steps now to ensure that their domain names are protected.

 

 


 

09/05/14 - Protest at the Indian High Commission

India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA.

On the 9th May 2014 between 3pm and 5pm there will be a small protest outside the Indian High Commission by two opposing groups. This will take place from 1500 and 1700 hours and anticipated attendance is approximately 60 persons in total. For details of the location please see attached document.

This may result in both an increase in noise levels and footfall in around the immediate area.

There is a proportionate policing plan in place to deal with this demonstration. There will be Police Liaison Officers on duty throughout linking in and engaging with the demonstrators.

Please see attached link for details should you encounter a protest in or near to your building.

http://www.vocal.co.uk/cssc/protest-in-business-premises/

For updates during Friday and Saturday follow the MPS public order twitter account @MetPoliceEvents

 

 


01/05/14 - Annual May Day March and Rally

 

 

The London May Day Organising Committee (LMDOC) are holding their annual march from Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square. This will take place from 1200 - 1800 and anticipated attendance is approximately 5,000 people. For details of the route see below.

Day and Date of Event:

Thursday 1st May 2014

Local Boroughs affected:

Islington, Westminster, City of London

Form Up:

1200 Hrs

Timings: Start:

1200 Hrs

Anticipated End:

1630 Hrs

Event Type:

March & Rally

Location of Event:

Clerkenwell Green > Trafalgar Square

Numbers Likely to Attend:

3000-5000

Details of any Proposed Route:

Clerkenwell Road, EC1 > Theobalds Road, WC1 > Drake

Street > Proctor Street > High Holborn > Kingsway, WC2 >

Aldwych > Strand > Trafalgar Square.

All roads on above route and approaches will be closed to facilitate the march and reopened when safe to do so.

May Day, 1st May, is the traditional day of celebrating the rights of the worker through International Labour Day.

It has been agreed that this year the march will be used to commemorate the lives of Bob Crow and Tony Benn. As a consequence the RMT will be leading the demonstration and are expected to turn out in large numbers. The official march assembly time is 12 noon at Clerkenwell Green EC1.

Union members from across the country are expected to attend in memory of Bob Crow.

Other Parallel Events

There are a large number of events occurring that day. It is possible that some participants of the main union march might take part in other protests.? Across Central London their will be an increased police presence.

There is a proportionate policing plan in place to deal with these demonstrations. There is no current intelligence to suggest there will be any disorder at these events. There will be Police Liaison Officers on duty throughout? linking in and engaging with the demonstrators.

As with any proposed demonstrations that are near or within the GSZ it is prudent to consider some precautionary measures:

Manned guarding is a good deterrent, ensure levels are maintained

Ensure staff report any suspicious activity to security and/or police

Consider regular checks of buildings and the surrounding area

Identify areas that are vulnerable to forced entry

Make sure all service doors are kept locked and secure when not in use

Ensure your CCTV system is fully operational

Check business continuity plans are up-to-date, along with details on call cascades

Ensure alarm systems are fully operational

Unoccupied premises should be properly secured. For more information on vacant property solutions, or to locate a supplier, visit www.bsia.co.uk/property-asset-protection

 


30/04/14 - TfL advice during RMT strike action on London Underground

Update at 08:00 on Wednesday 30 April:

Services are running this morning on all 11 lines (see line-by-line information below)

Only the Piccadilly line is not serving Zone 1 stations because we are concentrating on a service connecting Hammersmith to Heathrow airport – the other 10 lines are serving the central area

Two thirds of stations are open

A record number of buses are again operating today on London’s streets

Many thousands of staff and volunteer Travel Ambassadors from TfL support functions are again today out on the network working to help customers and road users

Almost 90% of Oyster cards that would normally be used on the TfL network were used on Tuesday

Barclays Cycle Hire journeys were up 50% across the whole of Tuesday

 

 


 

30/04/14 - Latest update on London Tube Strikes

TfL advice during RMT strike action on London Underground (LU)

Update at 16:30hrs

Ahead of this evening’s peak:

- LU is operating 50% of Tube services – see the line-by-line information below

- Two thirds of stations are open and there is a service operating on ten out of 11 lines, as planned

- Nearly 90% of Oyster cards that would normally be seen on the TfL network have been seen this morning

- A record number of buses are on London’s streets – 7,961 in total, 266 more than usual

- 50 per cent increase in Barclays cycle hires over whole day

- Many thousands of staff and volunteer Travel Ambassadors from TfL support functions are out on the network working to help customers and road users

The situation may change throughout the day. TfL is urging all customers to check before they travel at www.tfl.gov.uk and by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

Bakerloo line @bakerlooline

Trains are running:

- Queen’s Park - Elephant & Castle (every 5 minutes)

Trains will not stop at Lambeth North, Embankment (planned works), Piccadilly Circus, Regent’s Park, Edgware Road, Paddington, Maida Vale, Kilburn Park.It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

Central line @centralline

No service is operating through the central area.

Trains are running:

Epping – Leytonstone (every 15 minutes)

Hainault – Marble Arch (every 10 minutes)

Hainault – Woodford (every 30 minutes)

West Ruislip – North Acton (every 10 minutes)

Ealing Broadway – White City (every 10 minutes)

Trains are not stopping at Bond Street (planned works) Bethnal Green, Chancery Lane, Redbridge, Notting Hill Gate, St. Paul’s, Wanstead.

Circle line @circleline

Services are running:

- Hammersmith – Aldgate (every 10 minutes)

Trains are not stopping at Great Portland Street, Barbican, Ladbroke Grove.

District line @districtline

Trains are running:

- Upminster – Wimbledon (every 6 minutes)

- Ealing Broadway - High Street Kensington (every 15 minutes)

These trains will not stop at Sloane Square or Fulham Broadway stations. It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

Hammersmith & City line @hamandcityline

Trains are running:

- Edgware Road - Barking (every 20 minutes)

These trains will not stop at Barbican or Great Portland Street stations. It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

Jubilee line @jubileeline

Trains are running

- Wembley Park - Stratford (every 8 minutes)

- Stanmore – Wembley Park (every 20 minutes)

These trains will not stop at Bermondsey, St. John’s Wood and Swiss Cottage stations. It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

Metropolitan line @metline

Trains are running:

- Harrow-on-the-Hill – Aldgate (every 8 minutes)

- Uxbridge - Harrow on-the-hill (every 20 minutes)

These trains will not stop at Barbican, Ladbroke Grove or Great Portland Street stations. It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

Northern line @northernline

Trains are running over the whole line with good service via both the Bank and Charing Cross branches in both directions.

These trains will not stop at Borough, Mornington Crescent, Angel, Warren Street, Leicester Square, Chalk Farm, Oval, Tufnell Park. It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

Piccadilly line @piccadillyline

No service is operating through the central area.

Trains are running:

- between Hammersmith and Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 around every 10 minutes in both directions

- Arnos Grove to Cockfosters every 20 minutes

These trains will not stop at Hounslow West and Southgate.It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

NB: Heathrow Express and Connect

A reduced Heathrow Express service will run on Tuesday 29 April and Wednesday 30 April due to separate strike action by the RMT. Heathrow Express plans to run two trains an hour between Heathrow and Paddington and back. Check www.heathrowexpress.com for more information.

Victoria line @victorialine

Trains are running between Brixton – Walthamstow Central (every 4 minutes)

These trains will not stop at Pimlico, Warren Street or Tottenham Hale stations. It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

Waterloo & City line @wlooandcityline

No service

 


04/04/14 - 05/04/14 - Wave of Action demonstrations organised by Anonymous

This event is believed to be organised by the Anonymous group to campaign against Fracking, Corruption, New Anti Social Law, Water Cannons and Cuts.

On Friday the 04/04/2014, the event will begin at 1300hrs, and finish at 1300hrs 05/04/2014. The initial event is a rally and some speeches at Trafalgar Square followed by people celebrating the Occupy Movement. It has been suggested that a vigil/tribute is planned for 2300hrs at St Paul’s Cathedral on the 04/05/2014.

The 'Wave Of Action' demonstrators have stated on open source media that they do not intend to occupy St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 4th April 2014, due to a likely police presence in the area. As demonstrators have been asked to bring tents, there may be an intention to occupy a public space somewhere else in Central London.

On Saturday 05/04/2014 Wave Of Action intend to regroup in Trafalgar Square at 1000 hrs and then support demonstrations at Harvey Nichols (Anti fur protests) and Hyde Park ( Bedroom tax)

In recent demonstrations and protests the above groups have failed to attract the numbers as seen in recent years with the maximum recently being in the low hundreds. Open source information has corroborated this for this weekend.

Other parallel Events

There are other small scale events in Central London, in isolation these parallel events do not pose any issues, however together across Central London their will be an increased police presence.

There is a proportionate policing plan in place to deal with these demonstrations. There is no current intelligence to suggest there will be any disorder at this event. At present the organisers of these events have not liaised with Police. This is not unusual for this type of demonstration. There will be Police Liaison Officers on duty throughout these events linking in and engaging with the demonstrators.

Please see attached link for details should you encounter a protest in or near to your building.

http://www.vocal.co.uk/cssc/protest-in-business-premises/

For updates during Friday and Saturday follow the MPS public order twitter account @MetPoliceEvents

 

 


 

15/03/14 - Various protests and demonstrations in Central London

On Saturday the 15th March 2014 there are a number of protests and demonstrations in Central London. Although the events are not attracting the mass numbers as seen in recent years, there is however the possibility of disruption in Central London.

The English Volunteer Force (EVF)? multi-organisational demo

Beginning at 1300 hours in TRAFALGAR SQUARE the plan is to march from there to OLD PALACE YARD. They expect to be joined by other Right wing groups. The timing on the EVF poster advertising the demo is between 1330 and 1530 hours.

A Counter protest group plan to meet at TRAFALGAR SQUARE at the top of the steps at the NATIONAL GALLERY at 1230 hours. It is believed there will be a PA/sound system and participants are asked to bring drums, instruments, whistles or megaphones, anything that makes a noise so that the group can be heard. Protestors are also asked to bring colourful flags or banners promoting diversity and unity, such as anti-fascist flags, Pride flags, peace flags, feminist flags etc.

3rd Anniversary March for the Syrian Revolution

The National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces will hold a march and rally on 15/03/2014 between 1200 and 1600 hours. This will commence from PICCADILLY (opposite HYDE PARK CORNER) and will finish at DOWNING STREET. Previous marches have attracted between 200 and 800 participants. It is thought that there will be around 600 participants on the march.

The Global March for Lions - London

To raise awareness and to bring a ban on Caged Lion Breeding and Hunting a protest is taking place at the SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION in TRAFALGAR SQUARE from 1100 hours to 1400 hours. The organiser for this protest believes there will be about 100 people turning up.

Free Tibet Protest Procession

This is an annual event that will be starting at 1030 hours from RICHMOND TERRACE and will proceed through the following areas, WHITEHALL, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, PALL MALL, HAYMARKET, PICCADILLY CIRCUS, REGENTS STREET until it reaches its destination of the CHINESE EMBASSY at 49 PORTLAND PLACE. It is believed that 500 people will attend this event and there are no anticipated public order issues as previous events have been peaceful.

FUKUSHIMA 3rd Anniversary March

The CND, Kick Nuclear and Japanese Against Nuclear UK are holding an annual march from the Japanese Embassy to Parliament where a public meeting will take place outside the House of Commons.? The march will start at? 13:00 in PICCADILLY,? HALF MOON STREET and will proceed through? CURZON STREET, QUEEN STREET, CHARLES STREET , BERKELEY SQUARE , BERKELEY STREET, PICCADILLY, PICCADILLY CIRCUS, LOWER REGENT STREET JERMYN STREET , HAYMARKET , COCKSPUR STREET (up the bus lane & cycle lane). It will finish in WHITEHALL, PARLIAMENT SQUARE in ST. MARGARET’S STREET. The finish time is unknown. 200 people are likely to attend.

CURRENT SITUATION

There is no current intelligence to suggest that planned disorder is likely to take place although some individuals may seek to incite pockets of resistance and direct action. Police are engaging with the organisers of all the events. Police liaison Teams are being deployed to engage with the demonstrators. You will be able to identify these officers as they are in light blue tabards. A number of the demonstrators may wish to frequent the local public houses in the Trafalgar Square area. This may add to the already busy day in Central London with football fans drinking in and around the West End. An appropriate policing plan is in place.

MAP of ROUTES

attached

Please follow @MetPoliceEvents for updates on the demonstrations

 

 


 

06/02/14 - Loneon Tube Strike: TfL update

London Underground (LU) is operating over a third (35 per cent) of services, with around 70 per cent of Tube stations open. A service on the Bakerloo line from Queen’s Park to Elephant & Castle was introduced for this evening’s peak, meaning nine out of 11 lines are in operation.

The situation may change this evening and buses and the transport network will be very busy. Transport for London (TfL) is urging all customers to plan ahead and to check before they travel at www.tfl.gov.uk and by following @TfLTravelAlerts and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter. You can also follow individual Tube lines on Twitter (see below).

Central line @centralline

No service is operating through the central area. Trains are currently running:

• Between White City – West Ruislip / Ealing Broadway every ten minutes in both directions

• Holborn – Epping / Hainault via Newbury Park and Woodford every ten minutes in both directions

• Epping to Leytonstone every ten minutes in both directions

• West Ruislip to White City every 15 minutes in both directions.

Trains are not stopping at Redbridge, Bethnal Green, Chancery Lane or Wanstead.

Bakerloo line @bakerlooline

Service now operating between Elephant & Castle and Queen's Park. NO SERVICE on the rest of the line.

District line @districtline

Trains are running as follows:

• between Upminster and Wimbledon around every six minutes in both directions

• between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington around every 10 minutes in both directions.

These trains are not stopping at Fulham Broadway, Sloane Square, Temple, Blackfriars, Aldgate East, Stepney Green, Gloucester Road.

Hammersmith & City line @hammandcityline

Trains are currently running between Hammersmith and Moorgate around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains are not stopping at Ladbroke Grove, Great Portland Street, Barbican.

Jubilee line @jubileeline

Trains are currently running:

 • between Stanmore and Finchley Road around every five minutes in both directions

 • between Waterloo and Stratford around every five minutes in both directions. These trains are not stopping at Canada Water, Bermondsey, Southwark.

Metropolitan line @metline

Trains are running between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains are not stopping at Great Portland Street or Barbican.

Northern line @northernline

Trains are running over the whole line (except to Mill Hill East), with a train around every four to five minutes via both the Bank and Charing Cross branches in both directions.

These trains are not stopping at Tufnell Park, Mornington Crescent, Goodge Street, Angel, Borough, Oval, Clapham North, Clapham South, Warren Street, Leicester Square, Charing Cross

Piccadilly line @piccadillyline

No services are operating through the central area. Trains are running between Acton Town and Heathrow 123 around every 20 minutes in both directions, and between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters around every 12 minutes in both directions. These trains are not stopping at Hounslow West or Southgate stations.

Victoria line @victorialine

Trains are running between Seven Sisters and Brixton around every five minutes in both directions.

These trains are not stopping at Vauxhall, Pimlico, Warren Street and Highbury & Islington. It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

Other transport services

Good services are operating this morning on the bus network, Docklands Light Railway (DLR),

London Overground and London Tramlink.

Extra bus services have been provided, alongside enhanced river and coach services and marshalled taxi ranks at key London national rail termini.

The Barclays Cycle Hire scheme has proved particularly popular, with a 70 per cent increase in the number of hires this morning compared to the weekday average.

Over the course of the day, hires are up by around 50 per cent, with over

14,000 hires in total by evening.

See www.tfl.gov.uk for more details.

 

 


 

03/04/14 - 07/02/14 - National week of Action: Student Assembly Against Austerity

A National Week of Action to stop the privatisation of student loans is planned for 03-07/02/2014. Co-coordinated by the Student Assembly Against Austerity (www.thestudentassembly.org.uk) and supported by the National Union of Students (NUS) National Executive, this event follows on from a previous event on 20/11/2013.

The student events are running up to the London-wide protest on 07/02/14, which will be a demonstration against the sell-off outside the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills at 315 Victoria Street between approximately 1200 and 1530 hours. It is believed that the organisers have asked the students to meet outside the Department for BIS at 1400 hours or meet on the steps of SOAS at 1200 hours to march down with students from Bloomsbury campuses.

The demonstration will take the following route, Kingsway - Aldwich - Strand - Trafalgar Square - Whitehall - Parliament Square - Victoria Street.

 


 

05/02/14 - 07/02/14 - Anti Olympic Protest

5th February 2014

There is an advertised Demonstration by the ALL OUT LBGT lobbying group seeking to change Russia’s stance on anti-gay laws and the forthcoming hosting of the Winter Olympics. They intent to hand a petition into MacDonald’s during their protest in Whitehall. This event is due to take place? Wednesday 5 February, 1800 hrs-1900hrs to join All Out's Global Speak Out against the silence of Olympic sponsors, including McDonalds, Visa and Coca Cola.

7th February 2014

Russian Embassy 1600 hours- Planned event called One minute in silence along with the opening ceremony of Sochi 2014 to take place outside the Russian Embassy. It is a call against the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics and a call for people together outside of their nearest Russian Embassy in protest in support of LGBT in Russia.

Piccadilly Circus 1600 hours-? "Sochi winter Olympics opening - queer protest in London" A gathering of the LGBT community & supporters to show support for our cousins in Russia who can't take the rights we have for granted ". The organisers intend to mark the opening of the Sochi Olympics with pride, noise, support & presence.

Trafalgar Square - Planned protest against Russia’s perceived Homophobic policies. A candle-lit vigil is planned in Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. Protestors are asking for those at home to turn off their television sets.

ADVICE

There is no intelligence to suggest that planned disorder is likely to take place although some individuals may seek to incite pockets of resistance and direct action.

In recent demonstrations these individuals who have broken away from the main march or demonstration and have attempted to gain entry into business premises that have been linked to austerity.

Although there is no threat to any particular building, it may be prudent to take precautions if you have links with Olympic Sponsors or with the privatisation of the Student Loans. You may experience flash protests over the next week. There is a proportionate policing plan in place. Police are engaging with the organisers of all the events. Protest liaison Teams are being deployed to engage with the demonstrators. You will be able to identify these officers as they are in light blue tabards.

Please follow @MetPoliceEvents for updates on the demonstrations.

 

 


 

05/02/14 - Tube strike update from TfL

London Underground is this morning operating train services on eight out of 11 lines. The situation may change through the day and buses and the transport network will be very busy. Transport for London (TfL) is urging all customers to plan ahead and to check before they travel at www.tfl.gov.uk and by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews, @TfLBusAlerts and the individual lines (see below).

Central line @centralline

No service is operating through the central area. Trains are currently running between Leytonstone and Epping / Hainault around every twelve minutes in both directions, and between West Ruislip and White City around every 15 minutes in both directions.

District line @districtline

Trains are running as follows between Upminster and Wimbledon around every six minutes in both directions, and between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington around every 20 minutes in both directions.

These trains are not stopping at Aldgate East, Becontree, Blackfriars, Fulham Broadway, Gloucester Road, Mile End, Sloane Square, Stepney Green, Temple or Westminster stations.

Hammersmith & City line @hammandcityline

Trains are currently running between Hammersmith and Moorgate around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains are not stopping at Barbican, Euston Square and Great Portland Street stations.

Jubilee line @jubileeline

Trains are currently running between Stanmore and Finchley Road around every five minutes in both directions, and between Waterloo and Stratford around every five minutes in both directions.

These trains are not stopping at Bermondsey, Canada Water and Southwark stations.

Metropolitan line @metline

Trains are running between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains are not stopping at Barbican, Euston Square, and Great Portland Street stations.

Northern line @northernline

Trains are running over the whole line (except to Mill Hill East), with a train around every five minutes via both the Bank and Charing Cross branches in both directions.

These trains are not stopping at Angel, Borough, Chalk Farm, Clapham North, Clapham South, Colliers Wood, Embankment, Goodge Street, Hampstead, Highgate, Leicester Square, Mornington Crescent, Oval, South Wimbledon, Tooting Bec, Tufnell Park and Warren Street stations.

Piccadilly line @piccadillyline

No services are operating through the central area. Trains are running between Acton Town and Hatton Cross around every ten minutes in both directions, and between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters around every ten minutes in both directions.

These trains are not stopping at Hounslow West or Southgate stations.

Victoria line @victorialine

Trains are running between Seven Sisters and Victoria around every five minutes in both directions. These trains are not stopping at Warren Street station. It is possible that some other stations may also need to close at times.

There is currently no service on the Bakerloo line. As previously announced, services will not be operating on the Circle and Waterloo & City lines today, as most stations are served by other lines.

Other transport services

Good services are operating on the bus network, the Docklands Light Railway, the London Overground and London Tramlink. Extra bus services have been provided and there are enhanced river and coach services in operation, and marshalled taxi ranks at key London national rail termini.

See www.tfl.gov.uk for more details.

 

 


 

04.02.14 - UNISON protest march in Camden

Camden UNISON, with the backing of Camden Trades Council, has called a protest march from 1730 hours on Tuesday 4th February 2014 to highlight the union’s demand for an end to the erosion of council workers’ pay. The Camden demonstration forms part of a National Day of Action, called by UNISON across England and Wales to boost its 2014 pay campaign.

The Camden march coincides with the first day of a 48-hour strike by the RMT and TSSA unions over ticket office closures. It also comes at the start of the coordinated strike action on the 6th February in a national pay dispute involving members of three unions representing both lecturers (UCU) and support staff (UNISON and Unite).

The proposal is to form up at 1730 hrs at the Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street NW1 1BD at 1730 hours, then march to Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, WC1H 9JE. A short rally will be held at the Town Hall in Bidborough Street.

 


 

03.02.14 - National week of Action: 3rd to 7th February

A National Week of Action to stop the privatisation of student loans is planned for 03-07/02/2014. Co-coordinated by the Student Assembly Against Austerity (www.thestudentassembly.org.uk) and supported by the National Union of Students (NUS) National Executive, this event follows on from a previous event on 20/11/2013.

These events are running up to the London-wide protest on 07/02/14, which will be a demonstration against the sell-off outside the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills at 315 Victoria Street between approximately 1200 and 1530 hours. It is believed that the organisers have asked the students to meet outside the Department for BIS at 1400 hours or meet on the steps of SOAS at 1200 hours to march down with students from Bloomsbury campuses.

 

 


 

03/02/14 - Strikes on London Underground

We have confirmed the London Underground services we plan to operate, depending on staffing levels, should the RMT and TSSA strikes threatened this week go ahead. Two strikes have been called at London Underground which will affect services from:

-Around 21:30 on Tuesday 4 February until the morning of Friday 7 February

-Around 21:30 on Tuesday 11 February until the morning of Friday 14 February

Travel advice

Customers are asked to try to complete their journeys as early as possible on Tuesday evening. If your Oyster card needs topping up, it may help to do this in advance of the industrial action.

There will be disruption to journeys on Wednesday and Thursday, when Tube services will start later and finish earlier than normal – trains will run from around 07:00 to around 23:00.

Although it is not possible to say exactly what services will be able to run, the line-by-line information below will help customers to plan journeys in advance. Buses and other modes of transport will be very busy. The ASLEF strike that would have affected Tramlink services has been called off.

The situation may change throughout the days of the strike, so customers should plan ahead and check before they travel at www.tfl.gov.uk and by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter. You can also follow the individual lines on Twitter – see below.

Bakerloo line @bakerlooline

We intend to run trains between Queen’s Park and Elephant & Castle around every six minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Edgware Road, Embankment, Kilburn Park, Lambeth North, Maida Vale, Piccadilly Circus or Regent’s Park stations.

Central line @centralline

No service would operate through the central area. We intend to run trains between Epping and Leytonstone around every twelve minutes in both directions, and between West Ruislip and White City around every 15 minutes in both directions.

Circle line @circleline

See info below for District, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines.

District line @districtline

We intend to run trains between Upminster and Wimbledon around every eight minutes in both directions, and between Ealing Broadway and High Street Kensington around every 20 minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Aldgate East, Becontree, Blackfriars, Bromley-by-Bow, Dagenham East, Dagenham Heathway, East Ham, Elm Park, Gloucester Road, Hornchurch, Plaistow, Sloane Square, Stepney Green, Temple, Upminster Bridge, Upney or Upton Park stations.

Hammersmith & City line @hammandcityline

We intend to run trains between Hammersmith and Moorgate around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Barbican, Euston Square and Great Portland Street stations.

Jubilee line @jubileeline

We in tend to run trains between Stanmore and Finchley Road around every five minutes in both directions, and between Waterloo and Stratford around every five minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Bermondsey and Southwark stations.

Metropolitan line @metline

We intend to run trains between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Aldgate around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Barbican, Euston Square, Great Portland Street, Northwick Park and Preston Road stations.

Northern line @northernline

We intend to run trains over the whole line (except Mill Hill East), with a train every five minutes via both the Bank and Charing Cross branches in both directions. These trains would not stop at Borough, Chalk Farm, Clapham North, Clapham South, Colliers Wood, Embankment, Goodge Street, Hampstead, Highgate. Leicester Square, Mornington Crescent, Old Street, Oval, South Wimbledon, Tooting Bec, Tufnell Park and Warren Street stations.

Piccadilly line @piccadillyline

No service would operate through the central area. We intend to run trains between Acton Town and Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3 around every ten minutes in both directions, and between Arnos Grove and Cockfosters around every ten minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Heathrow Terminal 4 or Southgate stations.

Victoria line @victorialine

We intend to run trains between Seven Sisters and Victoria around every five minutes in both directions. These trains would not stop at Warren Street stations.

Waterloo & City line @wlooandcityline

No service.

Docklands Light Railway

A normal service will operate. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected.

Buses

London buses operate around 700 routes and services are being boosted with over a hundred extra buses on key routes. TfL Ambassadors and volunteers are being deployed to bus stations and hubs to provide customers with travel information and advice on the ground.

London Overground

A normal service will operate. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected.

River Services

Enhanced river services will be in place, including on Route RB1 between Greenland (Surrey Quays)/Canary Wharf and London Bridge, and an additional London service (Tower/Bankside/Westminster/London Eye) during the AM and PM peaks. In combination with the normal timetabled service, this will provide a 10 to 15 minute frequency on most central London piers during the morning and evening peaks.

Tramlink

A normal service will operate.

Emirates Air Line

A normal service will operate. London Underground tickets will be accepted on Wednesday and Thursday.

Cycling

Barclays Cycle Hire will be available, although demand is likely to be high. Londoners are encouraged to cycle to work and can plan their route at www.tfl.gov.uk/cyclejourneyplanner

Taxi and Private Hire

Between 7.00am and 11.00am on Wednesday 5 February, Thursday 6, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February, a marshalled taxi service will operate at seven major London rail termini – Waterloo, Liverpool St, London Bridge, King's Cross, Victoria, Charing Cross, and Marylebone. The marshals will manage taxi and passenger queues and provide advice and assistance to taxi passengers and other members of the public. Between 7.00pm and Midnight on Tuesday 4 February and Tuesday 11 February, a marshalled taxi service will operate at the same seven stations, plus Euston. Private hire and minicab services will be running as normal. Details for licensed private hire and minicab operators in London are available at www.tfl.gov.uk/cabwise.

National Rail

Oyster Pay As You Go is accepted for all National Rail journeys within Greater London. Travelcards are also valid for travel on National Rail within the zones purchased.

Walking

Walking maps will be provided online, in bus, rail, and Tube stations in Zone 1 and other key outer London stations, with TfL Ambassadors and volunteers helping people plan their routes around the city. People are urged to consider walking for short journeys, where possible.

Roads and Congestion Charge

To help keep traffic flowing, the Congestion Charge will remain in operation throughout the strike. TfL will be delaying or curtailing road works on major London roads wherever possible and has encouraged all London boroughs to take similar measures on their network. TfL will also work with the Metropolitan Police to minimise the impact of congestion. TfL will be working to keep traffic flowing around major transport hubs. Londoners and commuters are encouraged to keep journeys by car to a minimum to enable public transport to move freely.

 

 


 

30/01/14 - Update from Transport for London: possible industrial action affecting Tube services

Two 48-hour strikes have been called by the RMT and TSSA at London Underground which, if they go ahead as threatened, will affect services from:

-Around 9.30pm on Tuesday 4 February until the morning of Friday 7 February; and

-Around 9.30pm on Tuesday 11 February until the morning of Friday 14 February.

Should this strike action go ahead, London Underground will keep as many stations open and run as many trains as possible. However, there will be disruption to journeys on Wednesday and Thursday. Buses and other modes of transport may also be very busy.

Those public transport workers who are on duty during the strike will be doing their very best to keep London moving and open for business. TfL Ambassadors and volunteers will also be on hand to provide customers with travel information and advice on the ground.

TfL urges all customers to plan ahead and to check before they travel at www.tfl.gov.uk and by following @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter.

Tube

Tube services will be disrupted from Tuesday evening so customers are urged to try to complete journeys as early as possible.

London Underground will set out more detail on the service it intends to offer on all lines ahead of next week’s strike. Please check www.tfl.gov.uk.

DLR

A normal service will operate. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected.

Buses

London buses operate around 700 routes and services are being boosted with over a hundred extra buses on key routes.

TfL Ambassadors and volunteers are being deployed to bus stations and hubs to provide customers with travel information and advice on the ground.

London Overground

A normal service will operate. Some stations where there is an interchange with London Underground may be affected.

Tramlink

Tramlink services are likely to be disrupted on Wednesday 5 February due to strike action called by the leadership of ASLEF.

Customers are advised to check before travelling at www.tfl.gov.uk and @tramslondon and to seek alternative routes, where possible.

Cycling

Barclays Cycle Hire will be available to members and casual users, although demand is likely to be high, and cycles harder to access, during peak times.

Londoners who own a bike are encouraged to cycle to work, and a Cycle Journey Planner is provided at www.tfl.gov.uk/cyclejourneyplanner.

TfL is urging businesses across London to be flexible and make it easy for staff to cycle to work, and to allow staff to wear casual clothes on the day.

River Services

Enhanced River services will be in place, including on Route RB1 between Greenland (Surrey Quays)/Canary Wharf and London Bridge and an additional central London service (Tower/Bankside/Westminster/London Eye) during the AM and PM peaks.

In combination with the normal timetabled service, this will provide a 10 to 15 minute frequency on most central London piers during the morning and evening peaks.

Taxis & Private Hire

Between 7.00am and 11.00am on Wednesday 5 February, Thursday 6, Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February, a marshalled taxi service will operate at seven major London rail termini – Waterloo, Liverpool St, London Bridge, King's Cross, Victoria, Charing Cross, and Marylebone. The marshals will manage taxi and passenger queues and provide advice and assistance to taxi passengers and other members of the public.

Between 7.00pm and Midnight on Tuesday 4 February and Tuesday 11 February, a marshalled taxi service will operate at the same seven stations, plus Euston.

Private hire and minicab services will be running as normal. Details for licensed private hire and minicab operators in London are available at www.tfl.gov.uk/cabwise.

National Rail

Oyster Pay As You Go is accepted for all National Rail journeys within Greater London.

Travelcards are also valid for travel on National Rail within the zones purchased.

Walking

People are urged to walk for short journeys, where possible.

Walking maps will be provided online, in bus, rail, and Tube stations in Zone 1 and other key outer London stations, with TfL Ambassadors and volunteers helping people plan their routes around the city.

Emirates Air Line

A normal service will operate. London Underground tickets will be accepted on Emirates Air Line services on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 February and on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 February.

Roads and the Congestion Charge

To help keep traffic flowing, the Congestion Charge will remain in operation throughout the strike.

TfL will be delaying or curtailing road works on major London roads wherever possible and has encouraged all London boroughs to take similar measures on their network. TfL will also work with the Metropolitan Police to minimise the impact of congestion.

TfL will be working to keep traffic flowing around major transport hubs.

Londoners and commuters are encouraged to keep journeys by car to a minimum to enable public transport to move freely.

 


 

22/01/14 - Cops Off Campus Demonstration - Central London

Several issues have increased the levels of student protest in recent weeks and have culminated in anti-police sentiment and protest. The next protest is due to take place on Wednesday 22/01/2014 at approximately 1300 hours outside Senate House, Malet Street, WC1. The protest is entitled "Cops off Campus".

 



18/01/14 - March for Freedom UK Demonstration - Central London

 

The Next March for Freedom UK is scheduled to take place on Saturday 18/01/2014 from 1300 to 1600 hours. Demonstrators will march from Trafalgar Square to Parliament via Whitehall. . It is suggested that the January event will attract lower numbers due to the event being organised at shorter notice and taking place during daylight hours.

Muslim Brotherhood Local Demonstration - Cricklewood

The media has published details on the 14/01/2014 regarding the Muslim Brotherhood setting up an office at 113 Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 . The right wing response has been for a call out for persons to attend the venue on Saturday 18/01/2014 in opposition to the Muslim Brotherhood setting up office in London The Britain First right wing group has organised the event and have asked people to meet at 1400 hrs on 18/01/2014 at Cricklewood Station and bring flags. This is expected to attract low numbers and is being managed locally.

 


 

10/1/14 - Counter terrorism awareness operation launched

A major initiative designed to increase awareness of security and counter terrorism policing in London is being launched Monday 13 January 2014 by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).

The initiative - known as Operation Penna - is the second operation of its kind run by the MPS.

It involves co-ordinated activity focussed on reminding the public of the vital role they can play in helping to protect the capital.

Activity will be taking place across all 32 boroughs between 13 - 24 January 2014, with tactics including high visibility patrols around crowded places such as shopping centres and transport hubs.

Officers will be providing information and briefings to businesses explaining the ongoing threat from terrorism and what they can do to protect themselves from it.

Briefings will also be held for officers and staff on every borough to highlight the key part they play in counter-terrorism policing by providing a link between national expertise and mainstream neighbourhood policing.

Commander Richard Morris, from Specialist Operations, said:

"Everyone has a role to play in keeping London safe from terrorism. This operation sees specialist officers working closely with neighbourhood officers and communities raising awareness of security in London.

"We want to build on our engagement with communities and businesses in a variety of ways to counter the threat from terrorism. Our aim is to raise awareness and improve protection from a terrorist attack and other crimes.

"The threat to London from terrorism remains real and serious so we encourage the public to remain vigilant and alert and to report anything suspicious to police."

The operation is being co-ordinated by Specialist Operations in partnership with local officers across the MPS.

Anyone who has any information about unusual activity or behaviour should contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

In the event of an emergency always dial 999.

Further information is available at www.met.police.uk/terrorism

 


 

 

8/1/14 - Mark Duggan Inquest 

The Metropolitan Police Service has an ongoing policing plan in place as a result of the Inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Command Team

Gold : Commander Dave Martin
Silver: Chief Superintendent Colin Morgan

There are an enhanced number of officers on duty to deal with any eventuality should the need arise.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, speaking outside the Royal Courts of Justice, said: "No officer sets out at the start of the day to run an operation that results in someone dying. So our sympathy today is with Mark Duggan's family. They have lost a loved one.

"But the task our officers face in making split-second decisions when confronting armed criminals means there is a risk - a very small risk - that this will happen.

"Armed criminals have shot dead more than 50 people in London in the last 3 and a half years. We send out well-trained, professional armed officers thousands of times a year to combat this threat, only firing shots once or twice. These careful tactics have significantly reduced gun crime. It is significant, then, that a jury of Londoners, who have seen and heard all the evidence, have today concluded that not only was the operation to stop Mark Duggan in the taxi conducted in a way which minimised to the greatest extent possible recourse to lethal force, but that Mark Duggan had a gun, and also that our officer had an honest and reasonable belief that Mark Duggan still had the gun when he shot him.

"We know the trust is not shared by everyone. I will be offering to meet Mark Duggan's family to express our sorrow. And we will continue working with local leaders to strengthen relationships. We know it will take time."

 


 

 

4/1/14 - Protests and severe weather warnings

Update from the Metropolitan Police Service

There is a potential protest on Saturday 4th January on Edgware Road. It is believed that Betting and Gambling premises are the focus of this protest.

This event is being managed locally within Westminster Borough. There is a proportionate policing plan in place.

Westminster Police are in direct contact with all the licensed premises in the area.

London Resilience Team Update

There are Yellow rain warnings in place for London today and tomorrow morning – medium likelihood of low impacts, with possible travel disruption and surface water flooding. There is more heavy rain due Sunday afternoon / evening – no warnings for London yet, but worth keeping an eye on the forecast - http://bit.ly/1atnr7t.

Looking a bit further afield, there are rain, wind and flood warnings in place for Southern Counties (Kent, Surrey, Sussex etc.) today and over the weekend.

Link to London Resilience weekly blog - http://bit.ly/1iz058M

 

 


 

17/11/13 - Memorial for Drummer Lee Rigby

There is a memorial march for Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich on Sunday 17th November, that may attract a right wing element travelling on the rail and tube networks.

Please see the MPS link below for further information.

http://content.met.police.uk/Event/March/1400020947955/1257246745828

 


 

 19/10/13 - Fire Brigade Strike

The next planned FBU strike across England and Wales has been announced for Saturday 19/10/2013 between 1830 and 2330 hours.

The FBU held a strike on 25/09/2013 between 1200 and 1600 hours. This was a peaceful strike with no associated disorder.

 


 


17/10/2013 - National Union of Teachers March and Rally

The planned march and Rally on 17/10/2013 is part of the ongoing campaign entitled, "Protecting Teachers, Defending Education". This event is being supported by National Union of Teachers (NUT) and National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers ( NASUWT).

It is estimated that 6,000 participants will join the strike.

There are no recorded public order issues regarding the last NUT strike on 28/03/2012.

Route - Gather at approximately 1100 hrs with a start time of 12noon.

Malet Street, Bloomsbury, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary, Great Smith Street, Marsham Street.

They will then hold a rally at Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, SW1P 3DW. This will comprise speeches from members of the NUT and NASUWT until 1330 hours when they will disperse.

 


 


16/10/2013 - Fire Brigade Demonstration

The FBU intend to hold a national demonstration on Wednesday 16/10/2013 at 1200 hours. Demonstrators plan to march from Malet Street to Westminster Central Hall. Currently there is no intelligence to suggest public disorder at this protest.

Route - Malet Street, Bloomsbury, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster City Hall.

It is not possible to provide an accurate estimate on numbers however it is anticipated that 5000 people will demonstrate on 16/10/2013. It is possible that family members and friends may join the union members for this protest. Although it was not noted in the 2010 London Fire Brigade Strikes; it cannot be discounted that Anti Cuts / Anti Austerity protest groups may use the FBU’s strike and protest action to reinvigorate their campaigns. At this present time, there is no intelligence to suggest this.

 



15/10/2013 - England V Poland World Cup Qualifier

 

This is the final fixture for both teams in the Brazil 2014 World Cup qualification campaign. The result of this game is crucial in the destiny of England in this competition and the result of this fixture may have an impact on the behaviour of both sets of supporters.

Previous fixtures where the fate of England’s qualification may be decided have seen some Boroughs within the MPS have a number of English fans congregate in bars and pubs to watch the game on TV. This has often led to some incidents of disorder taking place and is usually alcohol fuelled and result led.

The majority of England supporters are expected to utilise both road and rail to attend this fixture.

British Transport Police officers will be on duty in and around rail / tube stations within the vacinity of the stadium to monitor supporter movement.

There are a large number of UK based Polish fans expected to attend this game and it is anticipated that they will they utilise road, tube and rail networks.

The use of pyrotechnics is regularly seen when the Polish national side play. It is believed that a number of Polish Fans will congregate in Trafalgar Square prior to the fixture. Prio to attending Wembley Stadium.

70,000 English fans expected

20,000 Polish fans expected

Press release http://www.met.police.uk/pressbureau/Bur14/page04.htm

 


 

19/8/13 - Suspicious Mail Advice

The recent delivery of a number of packages to an address in London led the recipient to believe that the contents were contaminated and request police assistance.

While the packages were found to contain a harmless substance and the matter was resolved, it has highlighted an opportunity to provide guidance on the safe handling of mail and the initial response when recipients have concerns regarding potential contamination.

This is especially the case with businesses and charitable organisations connected with the Department of Work and Pensions' mandatory work activity placement scheme who may be the recipients of unsolicited packages sent as part of a campaign of protest against the scheme.

While we are not aware of any specific threat, details available on websites may have been used to identify such companies and encourage protest against them

This is an important reminder for security managers to review their mail handling procedures and ensure that all relevant staff are aware of and understand the correct protocols. This in turn means that any item of concern can be dealt with appropriately and a proportionate police response can be provided.

The following two downloadable documents provide advice-

Advice on the actions you should consider if you discover what you suspect to be contaminated mail.

Suspicious package indicators.

Further protective security advice can be obtained by contacting your local force via the NaCTSO or CPNI websites:

http://www.nactso.gov.uk

http://www.cpni.gov.uk/

 

 


 

11/6/13 - G8 Summit Protests

In light of the proposed demonstrations by a number of anti-capitalist groups in what has been labelled 'The week of Action' in the lead up to G8 the MPS has been working closely with City of London Police and British Transport Police.

We have sought to engage with protest groups who were proposing action around G8 through our Police Liaison Teams but at this stage no groups or individuals have engaged with us. We would continue to ask anyone who wants to protest in London around the G8 Summit to contact us so that we can work with them and facilitate peaceful protest.

As part of our engagement we have met with key business representatives in Central London and the City to advise them about: how best to prepare their staff, their premises and how to deal with protest in their business premises should it happen.

The pan-London policing plan, Operation Hemingway, combines both dedicated and flexible resources which can be drawn from across London to respond to disorder or incidents should they occur.

At approximately 10:00hrs this morning, officers attended an address in Beak Street, W1 with a search warrant relating to intelligence that individuals at the address were in possession of weapons and were intent on causing criminal damage and engaging in violent disorder. There is no containment.

Today a section 60 and 60AA were authorised and have been in place since this morning in the City of Westminster and the City of London and is based on intelligence around the use of paint bombs and shields against police and police horses. This is ongoing and officers remain at the scene.

A small number of demonstrations have been taking place in Oxford Street and Regent Street and they are currently at Piccadilly Circus.

So far we have made six arrests:

2 x possession of articles with intent to commit criminal damage
1 x assault on police
1 x criminal damage
1 x possession of an offensive weapon
1 x failing to remove a face covering under Section 60AA

In an emergency call 999
For non emergencies call 101
For the Anti Terrorist Hotline call 0800 789 321
http://www.met.police.uk/so/at_hotline.htm


13:40, 23/5/13 - Woolwich update

 After reviewing all the available information the National Threat Level remains unchanged.

The MPS has deployed a number of additional resources in support of borough policing.

Today is a Big Wing day for the MPS. This is an operation targeting crime with an increased number of officers engaged in high visibility patrol and other activities. It is not in response to yesterdays events.

The policing plans for the forthcoming events have been reviewed. The MPS, British Transport Police and City of London Police are used to dealing with large events and proportionate policing plans are in place for these events. Police ask residents and businesses in London to remain vigilant but stress the threat level is unchanged.

Anyone with any information or may have witnessed what took place in Woolwich is asked to contact the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.

We are appealing for anyone who has still or moving images of the incident at Woolwich to send them to: woolwich@metincident.co.uk - please include your name and contact details, which will be treated in strictest confidence.

If you suspect it report it. Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.

Unless there is any further exceptional activity there will be no further updates.


9:15am, 23/5/13 - Woolwich update

This is the current update from the MPS.

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said: “It is hard to comprehend the shocking and horrific scenes we have seen this afternoon on a busy street as Londoners went about their day as normal.

“We have launched a murder investigation, being led by the Counter Terrorism Command. Two men have been arrested in connection with that murder.

“We understand concern about the motivation and we will work tirelessly to uncover why this occurred and who was responsible. I understand people want answers, but I must stress we are in the early stages of investigations.

“I would urge everyone to remain calm and have a measured response to today’s tragic events.”

“In Greenwich we have met with community representatives, and extra officers remain on duty there tonight. Across London our officers are in contact with their communities too. The shock that we all feel at what has happened must bind us together.”

Anyone with any information or may have witnessed what took place in Woolwich earlier today is asked to contact the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.

We are appealing for anyone who has still or moving images of the incident at Woolwich to send them to: woolwich@metincident.co.uk - please include your name and contact details, which will be treated in strictest confidence.

 



22/5/13 - Woolwich murder statement

Commander Simon Letchford, speaking in Woolwich tonight, said:

I am here to give you an update about the incident that has unfolded here in Woolwich this afternoon and to give you further details of the situation and an outline of the facts as we understand them at this time. This is at a very early stage and as such I will provide you with what information I am able to.

At approx 1420 we were called to reports of an assault in John Wilson Street, Woolwich where one man was being assaulted by two other men. A number of weapons were reportedly being used in the attack, and this included reports of a firearm.

Officers including local Greenwich officers arrived at the scene and shortly after firearms officers arrived on the scene. On their arrival at the scene they found a man, who was later pronounced dead. At this early stage I am unable to provide any further information about the man who has died.

Two men, who we believe from early reports to have been carrying weapons, were shot by police. They were taken to separate London hospitals, they are receiving treatment for their injuries.

I can understand that this incident will cause community concerns, and I would like to reiterate that we are investigating what has taken place today. The MPS will investigate the circumstances that led to a man to lose his life and the IPCC, as is routine, will investigate the circumstances in which police discharged their weapons.

There will continue to be an increased police presence in this area, and the surrounding areas this evening. That presence will continue as long as is needed.

I am asking people to remain calm, and avoid unnecessary speculation. I will update you again as soon as I am in a position to do so.

 


09:30 17/04/2013: Funeral of Baroness Thatcher

 

Some 4000 officers are now deployed for the policing operation across Central London.

Boroughs continue to be policed as usual.

All road closures are now in place and some traffic congestion is building.

Follow update on MPS twitter accounts and at TfL website and social media channels.

Crowds are beginning to build, especially along the ceremonial section of the route through the City.

No significant protest at the present time.

If you have any issues please report in through the CSSC hub or if urgent through the 999 system.


17/04/2013: Funeral of Baroness Thatcher

The road closures will start to go in place for the event from 7am. It is not possible to inform when exact roads will be closed but the preference would be to take it as all closures from 7am.  The attached document has details but you are reminded to follow Tfl’s information on their website or via social media.

Although roads will close pedestrian access will remain until nearer the movement. Crossing points will be in place along the route but these will close as necessary depending on times. Staff need to take this into account in planning journeys to work.

Bike users will still be able to cross but not access the route. They may be asked to dismount and walk with bikes and it would be preferable that bikes are stored in premises garage areas rather than near the route if possible. Note Barclays cycle hire are suspending some docks. See TfL site.

Roads will remain closed for a period and not re-open until after the event. Whitehall and Trafalgar Sq will remain closed until the return of the gun carriage to barracks.

Bins are being removed from the whole route.

Protest:  There are a number of groups stating that they will come out to protest during the ceremony. At present the Protest Liaison Team are talking to groups and individuals to ascertain planned activity. It must be noted that some of the groups are not talking and that social media is showing ‘not attending’.

It is anticipated that protest will take place along the route. Plans are in place to manage this activity.

Vigilance is the key here. Last night a male was found near the Aldwych area on scaffolding with some ropes. It is anticipated there may be more attempts.

Police patrols are in place throughout the day and night in these areas.

There is a Sikh protest in Richmond Terrace as mentioned in the updates at the weekend. We are liaising with this group and there are no issues at present 


Other London activity


West Ham v Man United                  1945hrs kick off

Fulham v Chelsea                             2000hrs kick off

Action required:

  1. If you have a building on the route please email a contact who will be in the premises through to CSSC by 2pm today. This is to allow us to allocate an officer to liaise tomorrow and ensure buildings are secured.
  2. Building sites/unoccupied buildings and those covered with scaffolding. Please can these be checked through the day and any security patrols be briefed re potential activity. Any scaffolding alarm activations need to be reported through to the police immediately if on or near the route.
  3. Report any intelligence into the police for assessment as soon as possible.
  4. Make arrangements to review fire alarms activation and evacuation plans to take into account the potential crowds out the front of premises or route you would normally take being closed.
  5. Utilities who need access in an emergency tomorrow need to phone request if urgent in through the 999 system and this will be fed to the command team to manage.

 


17/04/2013: Funeral of Baroness Thatcher

Early hours: The funeral of Baroness Thatcher will take place today. Road closures will start early and the route is publicised across several websites. Large numbers may attend, which may include some protest groups.

The procession will leave in a hearse from the Houses of Parliament along Whitehall, into Trafalgar Square and along the Strand. At St Clement Danes Church the ceremonial procession will start and follow a route through the City of London to St Pauls Cathedral. The service will start at 11am and is open to invited guests only. The service will be attended by HM The Queen and other dignitaries so a security operation will be in place.

Road closures will remain in place and it is not know at this stage when they will be lifted.

Football:

West Ham v Man United 1945hrs kick off
Fulham v Chelsea 2000hrs kick off

The Metropolitan Police Service, The City of London Police and British Transport Police are fully aware of the potential impact of such a significant number of events taking place so close together on the local business community. We have an appropriate and proportionate policing plan in place.

We are working closely with organisers where available and are attempting to engage with any protest group to facilitate the events taking place.
You will notice an increase in the number of police officers in and around Central London over the next week. 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 manage your business by taking a few sensible precautions. The following points are a list of considerations and are by no means exhaustive.

The police are constantly monitoring the situation and there is no intelligence as yet to suggest any buildings or companies will be targeted. It may however, be prudent to review some of the suggestions below should there be a protest at your business premises.

What can you do to prepare?

• Security officers should have a visible presence at premises.
• Consider minimising the number of entry points to your building in line with route and road closures.
• Ensure that building perimeters are clear of dustbins, ladders or loose tools and equipment, which could be used to gain access or used as weapons.
• Check that your emergency equipment / grab bags / first aid supplies and radio communication systems are stocked and fully operational.
• Ensure staff all wear identification.
• Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational.

What to consider?

• Advise staff not to drive into Central London due to road closures.
• Consider requirement for staff to leave early for childcare
• Monitor TfL and National Rail websites for transport updates

Preparation in case of entry to your building

• Appoint a duty manager who can tell protesters/trespassers they are required to leave the building and provide a statement to police.
• Can your organisation quantify any disruption caused and is it 'serious' (hour/day/week)

Sign up for information

• Sign up to Neighbourhood Link at www.neighbourhoodlink.met.police.uk
• Follow the MPS updates on Twitter @metpolice or @MetPoliceEvents
• View our website for updates www.met.police.uk

Contacts

• Emergency contact 999
• Non-emergency 101

Key messages

• The Metropolitan Police, City of London Police and British Transport Police are working together throughout this operation.

• There is a proportionate policing plan in place to manage these events, which includes protest liaison.

• Road closures will take place from early morning onwards and will be opened as quickly as possible. Please be aware that this may not be until approximately midday in some areas.
• Crossing points: areas designated for crossing the route will be identified and will be open as long as possible to facilitate access. However, please be minded these will close for periods so plan your journeys carefully to avoid the main procession times.


16/04/2013 - Football matches in London

Millwall v Watford 1945hrs kick off
Arsenal v Everton 1945hrs kick off


15/04/2013 - Margaret Thatcher funeral - dress rehearsal

There will be a dress rehearsal for the funeral procession taking place between the Strand and St Pauls Cathedral. This should be concluded before the start of the working day.


14/4/13 - Chelsea vs Man Utd

1600hrs kick off
FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley


13/4/13 - Various Events across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Chelmsford

1130hrs (Parallel Event): UK UNCUT will stage a protest called ‘Who wants to evict a millionaire’. Facebook shows 436 Going, 175 Maybe and 3,230 Invited. Protesters will assemble at King’s Cross Station and make their way to an unknown location. Latest post on locations; Central London, Birmingham, Brixton, Manchester and Chelmsford

1330hrs - 1800hrs: Trafalgar Sq: ‘Pony Party YAY’. This event was initially posted on Facebook as a Thatcher Death Celebration party. Facebook showed 57 Going, 22 Maybe and 1,285 Invited.

1500hrs (Annual Event): Loyalist March from Old Bailey to St Paul’s concluding at Smithfield Market.

1800hrs: The Big Party, Trafalgar Sq. Class War has indicated that they will hold a gathering in Trafalgar Square. It is possible that attendees from ‘UK Uncut Evict a Millionaire’ event will attend and swell numbers.

Various times: There are expected to be demonstrations on Saturday connected to the Welfare Reform Act. It is thought likely that these will now be connected. The Welfare reform Act demonstration has been advertised as including an ‘Evict a Millionaire’ event. The venue of this is unknown. Last year Deputy PM Nick Clegg was targeted and a protest held outside his house. It is likely that this year a similar person will be selected.

Football:

Millwall v Wigan 1715hrs kick off FA Cup Semi Final at Wembley. Millwall fans expected around London Bridge area pre match.

Arsenal v Norwich 1500hrs kick off Capacity crowd expected

Brentford v Portsmouth 1500hrs kick off

Leyton Orient v MK Dons 1500hrs kick off

AFC Wimbledon v Exeter City 1500hrs kick off

Dag & Red v Oxford United 1500hrs kick off


22/1/13 - Mercaptan Gas Release – Information as of 14.30

You may be aware of reports of reports of odours emanating from a leak of Mercaptan gas from a French factory in Rouen.  Mercaptan is the rotten egg smell added to natural gas and poses no risk to public health.  It has blown over Kent Coast and is moving through Kent and East Sussex and Surrey – reports have also been received in London.

Public health advice

The HPA have issued the following statement:

The smell drifting over Southern England today poses no risk to public health. The odour, which is similar to rotten eggs, has been noticed by people mainly in Kent, East and West Sussex and some parts of Surrey.

It is caused by a particularly smelly chemical that is added to odourless natural gas to give that its characteristic smell.

It is not toxic and has also been diluted before entering the air over England, so people should be reassured it will cause no harm. It is an unpleasant odour which may cause some people to feel slightly nauseous but it will dispel naturally.

National Grid advice

The National Gas Emergency Number has received a very high number of calls – we would normally expect 8,000 calls from around the country but had already received 60,000 calls at 10am this morning.

It is important that we do not miss any genuine gas emergencies, so please call the National Gas Emergency Number 0800 111999 if you smell gas in your home. Please keep calling if you do not get through first time.

Whenever you smell gas in your home, you should switch off your gas appliances and switch off your gas supply at the meter. Do not turn any electrical switches on or off. Extinguish all naked flame.

Further information - http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Media+Centre/Incidents/

Follow @London_Prepared on Twitter for further updates


18/01/13 - London Resilience Severe Weather Update

 

The Met Office has issued an Amber alert for snow across London today, Friday 18th January, indicating a medium likelihood of a high impact snow event. 4-8cm of snow is expected to fall in London from around 09.00 – 17.00. Areas to the south-west of London may experience slightly more (up to10cm). Lighter snow showers may continue overnight and into Saturday. Sunday is expected to be drier, but cold and severe weather warnings for ice have been issued for both Saturday and Sunday.

Members of the London Resilience Partnership have met to discuss preparations and relevant agencies have implemented severe weather plans. However, please be  prepared for some disruption to road, rail and air transport and that journeysmay take longer than normal. Businesses may wish to consider alternative working arrangements for staff, and business continuity arrangements if staff are unable to get to work.

Further information is available from the following websites:

- Latest updates on severe weather warnings - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=map#

- Detail on the likely impacts associated with weather warnings - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/guide/weather/severe-weather-advice

- The Snow Code for tips on clearing snow and ice - http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/get-ready-for-winter/out-and-about/the-snow-code

- Latest updates on TfL transport services (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/livetravelnews/realtime/tube/default.htmland or follow@tfltravelalerts, @tfltrafficnews and @tflbusalerts on Twitter) and trainservices (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service _disruptions/indicator.html)

Follow the Met Office (@metoffice) and London Prepared (@London_Prepared) onTwitter for latest updates.

 

 

 


 

12:00 noon, 16/01/13 - Helicopter crash in Vauxhall

 Police were alerted at approximately 08.00hrs to an incident in Wandsworth Road SW8.

At this stage it appears a commercial helicopter on a scheduled flight was in collision with a crane on top of a building under construction in Nine Elms Lane SW8.

The helicopter came down on the land adjacent to the building.

London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and units from the Metropolitan Police Service were all quickly in attendance. All fires are now extinguished.

There were two fatalities, including the helicopter pilot.

It is believed the helicopter was carrying no passengers.

LAS has advised that it treated six patients - five for minor injuries and one for a broken leg. Four of the patients were taken to St Thomas' Hospital and two – a man and a woman – were taken to King's College Hospital.

Seven patients were treated on scene.

Road closures are in place locally.

We are working with our partners from LFB and LAS, and the Air Accident Investigation Branch and Civil Aviation Authority.

As soon as we have more information we will release further details.


11:00am, 16/01/13 - Helicopter crash in Vauxhall

Police were alerted at approximately 08.00hrs on Wednesday 16 January re. an incident at Wandsworth Road SW8. At this early stage it appears a helicopter was in collision with a crane on top of a building.

Met officers, the ambulance service and the London Fire Brigade have attended. We are aware of 11 casualties: Two people have been confirmed dead at the scene. We have no further details.

One person has been taken to a south London hospital in a critical condition.
Three people suffering minor injuries have been taken to south London hospitals.
Five people have been treated at the scene for minor injuries.

There are a number of road closures in place following the incident this morning in Wandsworth Road. These include:

  • Vauxhall Bridge Road southbound
  • Wandsworth Road (partially)
  • Nine Elms Lane (partially)
  • South Lambeth Road (partially)

The closures are subject to change and the public are advised to avoid the area. Vauxhall tube, train and bus stations are also currently closed.

In an emergency call 999
For non emergencies call 101
For the Anti Terrorist Hotline call 0800 789 321
http://www.met.police.uk/so/at_hotline.htm


 

10:00am, 16/01/13 - Helicopter crash in Vauxhall - latest travel update from TFL

Following a helicopter crash in the Vauxhall area there are several road closures and a number of bus routes in the area are on diversion. Road users are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes. Vauxhall Tube station is currently closed at police request and Victoria line services are not stopping at the station. All other Tube services are unaffected and are accepting bus tickets. We are working closely with the emergency services, who are responding to the incident. Road users and passengers can get up to the minute travel information. By following @tfltravelalerts, @tfltrafficnews and @tflbusalerts on Twitter.


05/01/13 - Potential protest activity at Starbucks

The MPS have been made aware of a call for a worldwide day of action by the campaign group Anonymous targeting Starbucks. This may lead to spontaneous events at these premises; although there is no intelligence to indicate anywhere in London is specifically being targeted at this time. We have been in close liaison with Starbucks HQ this week.

The group is using open source outlets and social media to promote their protest, mainly though Facebook and Twitter. Your local police will be contacting you if there is cause to think your premises may be affected. There is no planned march from these groups at any location.

Policing intention

  • To prevent and detect crime
  • To protect life and property
  • To maintain the Queen’s Peace
  • To prevent serious disruption to the life of the business and residential community and vehicular traffic

The Metropolitan police service is fully aware of the potential impact of any demonstrations on the local business community and is well equipped to deal with events like this should it be required. An appropriate policing plan for London will be in place and local police in every borough in London has specific information on any identified threat to specific premises. Please feel free to contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team or Business Partnership Officer from the local police senior leadership team if you have any concerns or further enquiries.

Businesses and private premises should be aware that a majority of protests are peaceful and under Human Rights legislation should be facilitated on public land unless certain exceptions apply, however it is always possible that individuals attending may not be intent on holding a peaceful protest.

In relation to protests within private property, Police see the primary responsibility for the security of the property and the management of any trespass within the store as being that of the land owner/company. As you are well aware, opening your stores for business implies invitation to all persons. The Store Manager or representative of the company / premises can withdraw this invitation at any time.

Download a more comprehensive update from the Met Police from the BSIA's website.


14/12/12 - The International Congolese Rights Group March

The International Congolese Rights Group has announced that they are holding a march and rally on Friday 14th December 2012. The march will assemble outside the Congolese Embassy, Gt Portland Street and continue along the following route: Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Whitehall, Millbank, concluding at Dean Stanley St.

Participants are requested to assemble from 12 noon with the march moving off at 2pm. After the march a small contingent will hand in a petition to Downing Street.

The march participants intend to be law abiding. 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 organisers 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 14th of December, 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



29/11/12 - 30/11/12 - TfL advice to bus passengers during industrial action by Unite on Arriva London North services

The strike action is due to pay dispute between members of the Unite union who work at several north London bus garages and their employers, Arriva London North. Bus services operated by other companies across the capital are unaffected and will operate a normal service. Strike action will take place over a 24-hour period between 03:00 on Thursday 29 November until 02:59 on Friday 30 November. It will affect bus routes in north London but also some routes into central London, including the 29, 38, 73, 149 and 243. All the affected bus routes can be found here: www.tfl.gov.uk/buses.

Arriva London North operate around 10 per cent of bus services in London and the strike action is likely to result in severe disruption on a significant number of routes and some services may not run. Some Tube stations in north and central London, including Victoria, Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale, Wood Green and Turnpike Lane are anticipated to be busier than normal – so TfL is urging customers to allow a little more time to complete their journeys tomorrow.

TfL expects night bus services on Wednesday night into the early hours of Thursday to run as normal. However, bus services throughout Thursday and night bus services on Thursday night into the early hours of Friday will be severely disrupted. A normal bus service should operate from start of service on Friday morning.

TfL is calling for Unite and Arriva London North to expedite negotiations and resolve the dispute so that disruption to passengers can be kept to a minimum. TfL is also deploying extra staff to assist passengers at various locations, including bus stops and bus stations, and to hand out walking maps.

TfL is keeping passengers informed of the status of their services in a range of ways. These include:

  • Up-to-date information on bus services by route can be found at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses, including a full list of all bus routes affected.
  • Passengers can also check for bus arrival times using the Countdown next bus arrival service online, on their mobile devices at m.countdown.tfl.gov.uk or via our SMS text service
  • Information on the latest situation will be provided via TfL's roadside countdown signs
  • Travel alerts will be provided through Twitter on @TfLOfficial and @TfLBusAlerts
  • TfL will also be providing information to radio and television broadcasts for use in news bulletins
  • A range of easily available Apps for handheld devices now use TfL's live bus information
  • TfL will also have a large number of staff across the network and at key travel hubs to provide advice to passengers.

 


24/11/12 - Palestinian Solidarity Campaign March

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

 


 

21/11/12 - Student Demonstration in Central London


Background

In April 2012 the National Conference of the NUS voted to hold a national demonstration on the 21/11/2012, during the first term of the 2012/13 university year. The demonstration will involve a march through Central London and is entitled ‘Demo 2012: Educate, Employ and Empower’. The decision to hold the demonstration on a Wednesday has been taken to coincide with Prime Minister’s Question Time, with the NUS believing that this is the best day to make an impact on Government policy.

The NUS outline three key themes to the demonstration on the 21/11/2012

Education (demands for a better funded Higher Education system);

Employment (demands for sustainable jobs);

Empowerment (to create a movement to keep education and employment issues on the government agenda and to channel the actions of a "new generation" of student activists).

The NUS are calling for a new generation of student activists to set an agenda for the next general election and address the perceived current Government’s attacks on the Higher Education system.

The November 2012 march will be the first such action by the NUS since the large student demonstrations in November/December 2010. Over the course of the year a range of protest activity has been associated with student campaign groups. In contrast to the public disorder associated with the demonstrations in 2010, recent protest activity by student groups has been highly vocal but largely peaceful.

Intention

The NUS intend to take the following route through Central London:

Surrey Street

Temple Place

Victoria Embankment

Westminster Bridge

Westminster Bridge Road

Kennington Park Road

Kennington Park

The March will commence at 11.45hrs and due reach Kennington Park with a short Rally from 14.00hrs. The NUS estimate approximately 5,000 people will attend. The difference this time is the NUS are not paying for coaches and students will have to pay their own way.

Following the release of the route of the NUS march a number of comments on social media have indicated that some are unhappy with the proposed route as it does not pass any key landmarks. The University of London Union (ULU) and National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts (NCAFC) are advertising a "feeder march" into the main NUS march on the 21/11/2012. Protestors linked to the ULC and NCAFC will meet at Malet Street (outside the ULU) at 1000hrs and march to join the NUS march. The ULU had previously organised a similar feeder march as part of the TUC march on 20/10/2012

There is a proportionate policing plan in place and at present there is no intelligence at this stage to suggest there will be a repeat of any disorder witnessed on previous student demonstrations. The is also no evidence at this time to suggest that individuals will break away from the march and enter the West End of London. It would however be prudent to plan for all eventualities and make sure your contingency planning is up to date. For more details on this please visit our website

 

 


 

English Defence League: planned march on 27th October

The Metropolitan Police Service has on, Thursday 25th October, received the consent of the Home Secretary to prohibit marches in Waltham Forest and three other boroughs. ¨This is in light of the plans by the English Defence League (EDL) to carry out a march in Waltham Forest on Saturday 27th October. ¨In addition, the MPS has imposed condition under section 14 of the Public Order Act on the planned static demonstration in Waltham Forest by EDL and associated groups.

Those conditions are that the assembly must take place at Old Palace Yard outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, and that it can only be held between 13:00 and 14:00hrs.

Anyone organising or taking part in the demonstration who fails to comply with these conditions under section 14, or who incites others to do so will be committing an offence and may be liable to arrest.

The decision to apply for the section 14 conditions was made as we had reasons to believe that it could result in serious disorder, serious damage to property or serious disruption to the life of the community could be caused by the presence of a demonstration in this area.

The prohibition under section 13 of the Public Order Act gives the Commissioner the power to prohibit marches with the consent of the Home Secretary in order to prevent serious public disorder. The prohibition does not apply to processions that are commonly or customarily held in the area or funeral processions [see note]

The decision to apply for a section 13 order was made based on specific intelligence and information which has led us to believe that serious public disorder, violence and damage could be caused by the presence of marches in these areas. Tactically we believe this is the best option to prevent this.

Chief Superintendent Peter Terry, Gold for the event on Saturday, said: "We have made this decision based on specific intelligence and information, and our message is clear, we do not want people coming into the areas to attend these events.Our engagement work with local communities will continue to ensure that we, wherever possible, address any concerns and provide factual information about the role and legal powers of the police. ¨The boroughs affected are Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest and Islington.

Note: The order does not apply where the procession is one commonly or customarily held in the police area in which it is proposed to be held or is a funeral procession organised by a funeral director acting on the normal course of his business.

 


10/09/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT:

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:


Olympic and Paralympic Victory Parade

Religious Festivals:
Other Events:
Anniversaries:

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:


Closing ceremony and all other planned events across London took place yesterday and from a police perspective there were no issues.

The policing plan has been scaled down but extra resources are in place for the rest of this week as the Paralympic Village empties and we get ready for the usual football season across London.

COMMAND INFORMATION:


Gold London Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:

Policing activity for the parade has started early today with officers moving onto the streets from now. It is anticipated with the dry weather and London returning to work today there will be large crowds out across the route. The route from Trafalgar Square through the Mall is ticketed only for volunteers, with the screens in Trafalgar Square showing events.

Small demonstration at Parliament Square against Guantanamo Bay detainees. This is a normal event and no issues expected.

LOOK AHEAD:

TUC demonstration on 20th October 2012. The route is through Central London ending in a rally in Hyde Park. It is anticipated that Bronze Engagement will utilise the hub and activate a call in the week before the demo and on the day itself. Messages will be circulated nearer the time.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

A10 Tottenham High Road closed in both directions between Seven Sisters Road and St Ann’s Road due to a burst water main – no customer impact in terms of water supply.

No other issues of concern.

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

The celebration of the achievements of British Olympians and Paralympians at the London 2012 Games will take place today, organised by the Mayor of London in conjunction with the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association.

The "Our Greatest Team" parade of Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes will take place in central London starting at 13.30, travelling from the City to Buckingham Palace. Large crowds of spectators are expected to view the Parade. Road closures will be in place around the City of London and Westminster and motorists are advised to avoid central London. Underground stations along the route are also expected to be very busy.

The PRN will continue to be in operation until midnight tonight and there will be large numbers of Paralympic vehicles heading for Heathrow airport.

Today's bulletins on public transport and the roads can be found here: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/1397.html

Emergency works A10. Thames Water has identified a burst 15" water main on Tottenham High Road (= 200m south of junction with Seven Sisters Road). Thames Water is now on site and the main is being shut down. Once the main has been shut and carriageway is clear of water, a full assessment of necessary repairs to main and consequential damage will be undertaken.

TfL, HMWC, Police and London Fire Brigade are in attendance. The A10 is currently closed in both directions.

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.

This is the last update for the Olympic and Paralympic period. The teams on the public sector side would like to thank all ISLs, the Bank of England security team and wider partners for their participation across the weeks of the Games and through the process of developing the hub via the table tops and exercises which we think proved invaluable in ensuring the systems worked as built.


0709/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT:
                                       
TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

Religious Festivals:   
       
Other Events:  
       
Anniversaries:  Brazil - Independence Day

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:      

Busy day for Paralympics

Minimal protest activity expected. Neil Horan, the dancing priest will be in the Stratford area. No issues expected.

COMMAND INFORMATION:


Gold London             Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London           Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:


Today (07/09/2012) there are 12 events taking place across a number of venues, including the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park (Riverbank Arena, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, Eton Manor and Aquatics Centre), ExCeL Centre, North Greenwich Arena and Brands Hatch.

Issue outside London

Potential Protest at Dartford Toll Bridge on 07/09/2012
Kent Police have noted a Twitter log which suggests there will be a possible protest at Dartford River Crossing on Friday 07/09/201 between 0900 hrs and 1000 hrs. This is as a result of the  proposed increase of toll fairs. It is unknown whether this may be Essex or Kent side.

LOOKING AHEAD:


Protest at Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office on 08/09/2012 at 1400 hours
Chinese students have arranged a “Say No to Brainwashing Education” demonstration on Saturday 08/09/2012 at 1400 hrs at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Grafton Street London W1S 4EQ. They are protesting about changes to the Hong Kong school curriculum.  There is concern that as many as 300 could turn up to this protest. Similar protests have  attracted up to  4000 in Hong Kong. Being monitored.
              
LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No specific information to update
 
TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Today is the last day that the PRN to the Royal Artillery Barracks is in operation.

The Jubilee line from Waterloo to Stratford and the Central line from Holborn to Stratford will be particularly busy from 7.30-9.30am and 4-7pm. The DLR will also be busy in theses periods, although spectators will no longer be travelling to Games events at Greenwich Park or the Royal Artillery Barracks.

The Paralympic Road Cycling will continue at Brands Hatch today.

Roads and public transport will continue to be busy today as schools have returned for the new term. Venues in operation today are:  Olympic Park: Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, Riverbank Arena, Eton Manor

River Zone: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena Today’s bulletins on public transport and the roads can be found here: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/7-september.html

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews
 
In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts@TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.


05/09/12

Due to an issue with the City of London Corporation links, please find below all the correct links from our previous message.

Mayor of London Presents website
  -www.molpresents.com/parade

Route map - www.molpresents.com/sites/default/files/parade%20route_0.pdf

City of London Corporation –
bit.ly/Q5T4yY

Route map with road closure timings – bit.ly/OUT4hN

Today’s bulletins on public transport and the roads can be found here: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/5-september.html

TfL


Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfL TravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and  @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.
 

Our Greatest Team Parade – 10 September

The links in last night’s message were incomplete. The map of the roads affected can be found here:  www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/corporate/athletes-parade-road-closures.pdf

For more information about travel on the day of the parade: www.getaheadofthegames.com/news/1378.html


05/09/12                                      

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

Religious Festivals:   
       
Other Events:  
       
Anniversaries:        

POLICE UPDATE:


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   
 

Busy day for Paralympics

Minimal protest activity expected - students against UKBA planned

Reminder for the busy weekend through to the Athletes Parade.

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London             Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London           Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:


Main message: whilst it remains quiet at present and we are nearing the end of a long, continuous stretch we must keep up our vigilance and not become complacent. A few more days to go followed by the Athletes Parade will see then end to the two largest global sporting events. That is when we can judge how well it has all gone.

Today (05/09/2012) 16 events taking place across a number of venues, including the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park (Riverbank Arena, Basketball Arena, Copper Box and AquaticsCentre),ExCeL Centre, North Greenwich Arena, Royal Artillery Barracks

Between 13:00hrs to 16:00hrs - Student protest against the UKBA decision to strip London Metropolitan University of the ability to manage foreign students is planned for Marsham Street outside the Home Office. Numbers expected by organisers of up to 200. Proportionate policing plan in place, no road closures planned.

LOOKING AHEAD:

Road races on Sunday with a route across Westminster and the City so there will be road closures and if the weather holds large crowds could be expected on the last free day of sport.

The ‘Our Greatest Team Parade’ will take place on 10/09/2012 in London. The parade will begin at Mansion House, EC4 at 1330hrs and conclude at the Queen Victoria Memorial, SW1 in front of Buckingham Palace at 1600hrs.The event is expected to exceed any previous victory parades in respect of its size and crowd numbers, with over 200,000 spectators expected to attend. 850 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be involved in the procession.

Useful websites. Please note there will be continuous changes to these need to be viewed constantly. This is not a police event, but a private event planned by the British Olympic and Paralympic Committees. These organisations are therefore responsible for the messaging.

Mayor of London Presents website - www.molpresents.com/parade

Route map - www.molpresents.com/sites/default/files/parade%20route_0.pdf

City of London Corporation - www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/special-events/London-2012/pages/greatestteam.aspx

Route map with road closure timings - www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/special-events/London-2012/Documents/our%20greatest%20team%20parade.pdf
                          
LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No specific information to update
               
TRANSPORT UPDATE:
      
Public transport will continue to be busy today as all London schools are expected to be back.

The Paralympic Road Cycling will be taking place at Brands Hatch.

Games events will be taking place at the following venues in London:

Olympic Park: Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, Riverbank Arena, Eton Manor

River Area: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Royal Artillery Barracks

Today’s bulletins on public transport and the roads can be found here: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/5-september.html

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfL TravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and  @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.

Our Greatest Team Parade – 10 September

The links in last night’s message were incomplete. The map of the roads affected can be found here:  www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/corporate/athletes-parade-road-closures.pdf

For more information about travel on the day of the parade: www.getaheadofthegames.com/news/1378.html


05/09/12

Our Greatest Team Parade, Monday, 10 September 13:30  to 16:00
 
The celebration of the achievements of British Olympians and Paralympians at the London 2012 Games will take place on Monday 10 September. Organised by the Mayor of London in conjunction with the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association, the 'Our Greatest Team’ Parade will take place in central London, travelling from the City to Buckingham Palace. Large crowds of spectators are expected to watch the Parade and extensive road closures will be in place.
 
The parade is due to start from Mansion House in the City at 1.30pm, with around 800 athletes travelling on 21 floats. It will travel along Queen Victoria Street and Cannon Street, passing by St Paul's Cathedral. The parade will continue along Fleet Street, to the Aldwych and past Trafalgar Square. After passing Trafalgar Square, athletes will go through Admiralty Arch into the Mall, travelling to the Queen Victoria Memorial. The finish time is approximately 16:00.
 
Road Closures and Deliveries

There will be road closures in the City of London around Guildhall, Gresham Street, Prince’s Street, Mansion House and Bank from 06:00 on 10 September. For a map of the roads affected, please click here.Local businesses and operators in the area are advised that deliveries should be completed by 06:00 or rescheduled to occur at an alternative day or time.
 
There will be further road closures in the City of London and Westminster from 11:00 to ensure the safety of the parade route and the public. All deliveries in the road closure areas should be completed and vehicles clear of the area by 10:30, or rescheduled to occur at an alternative day or time. Roads will be reopened when it is safe to do so, once the parade has passed. Access will be maintained for local residents and businesses affected by road closures as long as it is safe and practical to do so.
 
Access for pedestrians

There will be restricted crossing points on some streets, particularly at Gresham Street, Princes Street, Mansion House, outside Charing Cross Station and Trafalgar Square. Pedestrians may also be redirected along certain streets.
 
Access for cyclists

Cycle routes and cycle parking in the City of London will be affected particularly in the Gresham Street area.Cyclists may be redirected along another route or asked to dismount and cross at certain safe points.
 
For more information about travel on the day please visit www.tfl.gov.uk.


04/09/12
                                       
TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

Religious Festivals:   
       
Other Events:   1900 - 2300: Jewish awareness conference, Leyton Orient FC
       
Anniversaries:         

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Busy day for Paralympics

Minimal protest activity expected - none linked to the games

Planning continues for the athletes victory parade

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London             Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London           Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:

Today (04/09/2012) there are fourteen events taking place across a number of venues, including the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park (Riverbank Arena, Handball Arena, Basketball Arena and Aquatics Centre), ExCeL Centre, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks, Weymouth & Portland and Eton Manor.

Between 12:00hrs to 15:00hrs - Small protest planned outside Foreign & Commonwealth Office, King Charles Street up to 50 persons protesting against actions of Gambian regime

LOOKING AHEAD:

The weekend of the 8/9/10th September will be very busy.

Sat: The Proms and Proms in the Park takes place so in the evening large crowds near Albert hall and in Hyde Park. In addition there is the Mayor Thames Festival between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge throughout the day and evening.

Sun: Last day of the games with road events taking place across central London, the closing ceremony takes place in the evening so there will be significant road disruptions and large crowds. The Mayors Thames Festival continues with fireworks into the evening. The BBC Concert takes place in Hyde Park with some headline acts so again there will be larger crowds across London.

Mon: The ‘Our Greatest Team Parade’ will take place on 10/09/2012 in London. The parade will begin at Mansion House, EC4 at 1330hrs and conclude at the Queen Victoria Memorial, SW1 in front of Buckingham Palace at 1600hrs.The event is expected to exceed any previous victory parades in respect of its size and crowd numbers, with over 200,000 spectators expected to attend. 850 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will be involved in the procession.  Road closures will go in early in the morning around the Bank/Guildhall area ahead of the move off at 13.30 at Mansion House.

Useful websites. Please note there will be continuous changes to these need to be viewed constantly. This is not a police event, but a private event planned by the British Olympic and Paralympic Committees. These organisations are therefore responsible for the messaging.

Mayor of London Presents website -www.molpresents.com/parade

Route map - www.molpresents.com/sites/default/files/parade%20route_0.pdf

City of London Corporation - www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/special-events/London-2012/pages/greatestteam.aspx

Route map with road closure timings - www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/special-events/London-2012/Documents/our%20greatest%20team%20parade.pdf

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No specific information to update

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Public transport will continue to be busy this week as schools return for the new term.

Today is the last event day at Greenwich Park.

The Jubilee Line from Waterloo to Stratford, the Central Line from Holborn to Stratford and the DLR will be particularly busy from 7-9.30am and 4-7pm.

Games events will be taking place at the following venues in London:

Olympic Park: Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Copper Box, Riverbank Arena, Eton Manor

River Area: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks

Today’s bulletins on public transport and the roads can be found here: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/4-september.html

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.


03/09/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT:

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

 Religious Festivals:

 Other Events:

 Anniversaries:

POLICE UPDATE:


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:


Paralympic venues are busy  again today. Many venues at full capacity for the full period today. .

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London  Chief Superintendent  Adrian ROBERTS

CURRENT SITUATION:

Demonstrations - Usual on-going 

Live site list - operating through Games: Trafalgar Sq, Potters Field, Woolwich , Waltham Forest

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No significant issues to report

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

This morning is the first day that London schools begin to go back, so roads and public transport are expected to be very busy, as is usual at the end of the holidays. The Jubilee Line from Waterloo to Stratford, the Central line from Holborn to Stratford and the DLR will be particularly busy from 7.30 - 9.30 and 16.00 - 19.00. Roads and public transport will continue to be busy over the coming week as schools return for the new term. 

The following Paralympic venues will be in session: Olympic Park: Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, River bank Arena, Eton Manor River Zone: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks. 

Today's bulletins on public transport and the roads can be found here: http ://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/3-september.html

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.


31/08/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT:

The current DPAC protest outside ATOS W1 remains peaceful, police are in attendance and monitoring. Companies with connections with ATOS are reminded to remain vigilant.


31/08/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT:

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT
EVENTS:

 Religious Festivals:
Other Events:
Anniversaries:
 

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Paralympic Route Network fully operational

Protest activity planned - DPAC protest
against ATOS at their HQ throughout today and Critical Mass bike ride
tonight.

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM

Silver London Commander Michael JOHNSON
 

CURRENT SITUATION:

Live site list
- operating through Games:   Trafalgar Sq, Potters Field, Woolwich, Waltham
Forest
Demonstrations - Usual on-going
London demonstrations. DPAC yesterday had little impact on ATOS systems with
their Blitz. Today the group are planning a closing ceremony at the ATOS HQ in
Euston. Links are on pages to UK Uncut, so any stores/companies who have been
targeted by UK Uncut before need to be vigilant and report and activity to
police.

Critical Mass - usual end of month event. Meet
up Waterloo Bridge around 630pm and then head off. Route today not yet known but
teams will be at venue liaising. Proportionate policing plans are in place again
for this event.

LOOKING AHEAD:

The English
Defence League (EDL) are holding a demonstration in Walthamstow, E17 on
01/09/2012. The ‘We are Waltham Forest’ group, who are linked to Unite Against
Fascism (UAF) intend to hold a counter demonstration. Open source indicates this
group will also meet at Walthamstow Town Square from 11:00hrs onwards. It is not
known at this stage how many people are likely to attend either demonstration
but these type of demonstrations attract significant local interest. The main
event will be between 1pm and 4pm in the Waltham Forest area. A full policing
plan is in place..

Update: organisers at Waltham Forest expect up
to 2,000 people at attend an event in the Arcade Square area and then march off
to Forest Road to counter demonstrate. Roads in the area will be closed to
facilitate marches and this will be posted out via twitter MPS events later
today.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No significant issues to report

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

TfL update
Public transport serving the Olympic Park is expected to be very busy today as the Olympic Stadium opens for Paralympic events. Up to an additional 80,000 people in both the morning and afternoon will visit the Olympic Park compared to yesterday.

Today's bulletins on public transport and the roads can be found here:
www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/31-august.html

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

n addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information. Have you planned your journeys?
Visit www.getaheadofthegames.com
For details regarding the Team GB and ParalympicsGB parade on the 10th September please click on this link: www.molpresents.com/parade - further details will be circulated early next week.

Total Policing is the Met's commitment to be on the streets
and in your communities to catch offenders, prevent crime and support victims.
We are here for London, working with you to make our capital
safer.


30/8/12

POLICE UPDATE:


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Paralympic Route Network fully operational �Opening ceremony over ran yesterday but no security issues.
Limited protest activity planned �
Note: venues as has been mentioned are operating at greater capacity for longer. Security plans are in place, as are policing plans for any over runs.

COMMAND INFORMATION

Gold London Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM�
Silver London Ch Supt Peter TERRY �

CURRENT SITUATION

Live site list - operating through Games:   Trafalgar Sq, Potters Field, Woolwich, Waltham Forest.â�¨

Demonstrations - Apart from the usual on-going London demonstrations DPAC are planning to 'blitz' ATOS phone lines, twitter, email etc.

Yesterday’s demo at the HQ was peaceful with about 40 people attending. A plan is in place for the planned events on Friday but these still appear focused on the HQ at this stage.â�¨

LOOKING AHEAD

31/8/12 Critical Mass will be meeting at Southbank for their regular monthly bike ride. Early indications are they do not want to go 'east'. An alternative cycle vigil has been suggested and if this takes place it may go through East London away form Paralympic Route Networks. If more information is available tomorrow we will raise this.

The English Defence League (EDL) are holding a demonstration in Walthamstow, E17 on 01/09/2012. The ‘We are Waltham Forest’ group, who are linked to Unite Against Fascism (UAF) intend to hold a counter demonstration. Open source indicates this group will also meet at Walthamstow Town Square from 11:00hrs onwards. It is not known at this stage how many people are likely to attend either demonstration but these type of demonstrations attract significant local interest. The main event will be between 1pm and 4pm in the Waltham Forest area. A full policing plan is in place.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:


Both the Paralympic Torch Relay (PRN) and the Opening Ceremony over ran yesterday. It is common for the Paralympic events to overrun and this may delay the egress of spectators from Paralympic games sites and audiences around live sites.

TRANSPORT UPDATE: �TfL Update 30 Aug

Today's daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/30-august.html

Today is the first day of Paralympic competition. Not all venues are in operation in the Olympic Park so transport will not be as busy today as it will be tomorrow and next week. Some public transport routes to and from the Olympic Park, ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena and the Royal Artillery Barracks will be busier than usual in the morning and evening peaks. Games events will be taking place at the following venues in London: Olympic Park: Aquatics Centre, Velodrome, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, Riverbank Arena, ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks.

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.

 


29/8/12

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY     

Paralympic Network opens

Paralympic Torch arrives  in London. Opening ceremony due this evening.

Limited protest activity planned

COMMAND INFORMATION

Gold London             Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM â�¨Silver London           Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION

To keep the Paralympics safe and secure, on the peak days around 7,000 officers will police the Games across all venues nationally.

The Paralympic Road Network opened today at 06:00hrs  â�¨All day Ecuadorian embassy demonstration. â�¨Paralympic Torch arrival at City Hall 13:00hrs (currently running 2 hours behind  schedule). â�¨Remploy workers, handing out leaflets at Stratford tube station at 17:30hrs. â�¨Paralympic Opening Ceremony this evening at Stratford at 20:00hrs. â�¨Parallel Events at:

16:00hrs - Midnight: Paralympic Torch event, Barking Park.

17:00hrs - 21:00hrs: Jubilee Park Day (part of Torch Relay), Marsh Lane Park, Leyton.

Live site list - operating through Games:

Trafalgar Sq

Potters Field

Woolwich

Waltham Forest

LOOKING AHEAD 

DPAC (Disabled Persons Against Cuts)  will be finishing a week of protest outside ATOS Head Office on 31/8/12.

31/8/12 Critical Mass will be meeting at Southbank for their regular monthly bike ride.

The EDL are holding a demonstration in Walthamstow, E17 on 01/09/2012. The ‘We are Waltham Forest’ group, who are linked to Unite Against Fascism (UAF) intend to hold a counter
demonstration. Open source indicates this group will also meet at Walthamstow Town Square from 11:00hrs onwards.

It is not known at this stage how many people are likely to attend either demonstration.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

Nothing to report.

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

TfL Update 29 Aug 2012.

Today's daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads can be downloaded here.

To note - the Paralympic Route Network (PRN) came into operation at 6am this morning.

Torch Relay - A large number of spectators are expected to watch the Paralympic Torch Relay when the Torch will pass through a number of London Boroughs before arriving at the Olympic Park for the Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony. The Paralympic Torch Relay will be like a moving venue across London and there will be temporary restrictions on roads that form part of the route. Certain locations along the route will be busy with crowds, especially when the Torch reaches central London. Stations near the Torch Relay route may be busier than usual. Some bus services and bus stops will be suspended temporarily during the Torch Relay, so check the TfL Journey Planner before you travel.

Route/ Impacted Boroughs Harrow, Brent, Barnet, Westminster, Camden, Lambeth, City of London, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Hackney, Waltham Forest, Redbridge , Barking and Dagenham and Newham Find out more about the Torch Relay. Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews, www.tfl.gov.uk. In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.


15/8/12

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Religious Festivals:    Ramadan
Other Events:           ***
Anniversaries:        

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:


The closing ceremony and events went to plan and no significant issues from a policing/security point of view.

We are now in the transition stages of the Games as we move towards Notting Hill Carnival and the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games on the 29th August. Daily taskable assets still sit under the control of Silver London and this is London based officers, as the mutual aid from across the UK has now returned to home Forces. The deployment of assets will continue to be monitored on a daily basis and gradually we will work towards defensive searching of venues once the LOCOG transition has taken place.

National coordination continues although footprint of venues outside London is much smaller as fewer venues are used.

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London             Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London           Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:

No significant issues to report 

Look ahead:

Al Quds march 17/8/2012

Taking place Portland Place, down Regent Street and finishing at the US Embassy.  Form up at 3pm move off around 4pm and arrive before 630pm at end point.

Anti-ATOS demonstration 27 through to 31.8.2012

This week long of activity is still planned. Website shows their planned activity in    the lead up to the Paralympic Games and beyond. When further information comes to light we will share it.

Critical Mass 31/8/2012

Monthly planned event will take place. Attempts are on-going to try and discuss routes etc during the Olympic period

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:


No significant issues to report

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Plan ahead for the Paralympics using the information available now at: www.GetAheadoftheGames.com/bulletins


10/8/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

Religious Festivals: Ramadan due to end on 18th August
Other Events:
Anniversaries:

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

Another busy day expected at the Olympic Park and with events taking place at Wembley we expect large crowds and central London being busy with crowds later.

A number of small scale demonstrations are expected around the capital today as per usual. .
Ticket Touting is still an issue with some 11 arrests yesterday.

We continue to monitoring social media, community contacts and there is no significant levels of tensions at present.

Threat level - there is no change and this still sits at substantial in the move towards the closing ceremony

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London: Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London: Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:

Events:

Areas around Hyde Park will be busy with the men’s 10km Marathon Swimming taking place in Hyde Park in the afternoon.

Spectators will be leaving Wembley Arena and heading into London in late the afternoon following the Gymnastics finishing at 3.50pm

The Basketball finals are taking place at the North Greenwich Arena today, which means the area will be busy very late into the evening.

Games events will be taking place across London at the following venues:

Olympic Park: Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Riverbank Arena, Water Polo Arena, BMX Track

River Area: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena
Central London: Hyde Park, Earl’s Court
Other: Wembley Arena

Crime:

Low levels of crime remain.

Cycle vigil:

This is not a full scale event but anticipates 30 people looking to cycle to the scene of the fatal accident and commemorate the life of the cyclist who tragically died. It is not a critical mass ride and organisers do not want it hijacked. Full policing plan in operation for this event. Yesterday, open source reporting showed that 'critical mass' are planning a solidarity ride with those arrested at the Opening Ceremony. Early indications are that this will remain in the South of London finishing in the Brixton area. Police will use the MPS events twitter account to keep people updated.

Drop Dow Now:

Protest against a sponsor at Hyde Park Corner. Small number no more than 20. have been peaceful to date - managed locally by police.

Look ahead:

Closing ceremony

Sundays events are being planned and will follow a similar pattern to the opening ceremony. We expect a small number of demonstrations in and around Stratford which have all been built into the policing plans.

Concert at the Live site in Hyde Park (ticketed) so large numbers around the West End late into Sunday night.

Men's marathon around the City and central London on Sunday. Last chance to see the Games.
Monday egress

Most of the Olympic family look to leave the UK on Monday flights. Roads will be busy to and from the airports.

REMEMBER - ORN and Games lanes are still active and roads will be busy as people begin to return to work.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No significant updates

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Today’s daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/10-august.html

To note: Central London will be busy with the Men's 10km Marathon Swimming taking place in Hyde Park in the afternoon and Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade.

The Basketball Final is taking place this evening at the North Greenwich Arena; spectators are due to be leaving the venue between 23.00 and midnight.

Posters advising passengers to carry water with them are being displayed at Tube stations; 'hot weather' announcements are being made on the Tube network.

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.


09/08/12

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Religious Festivals:            Ramadan
Other Events:           ***
Anniversaries:          Anniversary of Summer disorder

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:


 Another busy day expected at the Olympic Park and with football taking place at Wembley we expect large crowds and central London being busy with crowds later.

A number of small scale demonstrations are expected around the capital today as per usual. Tube cleaners 48hrs strike with pickets at stations - low level.

Ticket Touting is still an issue with some 23 arrests yesterday alone.

We continue to monitoring social media, community contacts and there is no significant levels of tensions at present.

Fire at a NOC House in Kings Cross area- buildings were evacuated but the BBQ was brought under control with only a minor injury (news reporting)

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London             Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London           Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:

With Olympic Football finishing at 10.15pm at Wembley Stadium and Basketball finishing at 11pm at North Greenwich Arena crowds will be around later than usual.

Central London will be busy with the women’s 10km Marathon Swimming taking place in Hyde Park in the afternoon and Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade.

Games events will be taking place across London at the following venues:

Olympic Park: Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Riverbank Arena, Water Polo Arena, BMX Track
River Area: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park
Central London: Hyde Park, Horse Guards Parade, Earl’s Court
Other: Wembley Stadium, Wembley Arena
  
Crime�:

Low levels of crime remain.

Look ahead�:

Friday 10th August Cycle vigil

This is not a full scale event but anticipates 30 people looking to cycle to the scene of the fatal accident and commemorate the life of the cyclist who tragically died. It is not a critical mass ride and organisers do not want it hijack. Full policing plan in operation for this event.

Men's marathon around the City and central London on Sunday.

Monday egress

Most of the Olympic family look to leave the UK on Monday flights. Roads will be busy to and from the airports.�
   
Key message from the command team - remain vigilant 4 days to go and we cannot afford complacency to creep in.�
 
LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No significant issues to report
     â�¨
TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Today's daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/9-august.html

With Olympic Football finishing at 10.15pm at Wembley Stadium and Basketball finishing at 11pm at North Greenwich Arena, the full length of the Jubilee line will be busy to end of service. Central London will also be busy with the women's 10km Marathon Swimming taking place in Hyde Park in the afternoon and Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade. Tube passenger numbers continue at record levels with Tuesday seeing more than 4.5m journeys, the highest number in the Tube's history.

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews. In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter or the latest up-to-date travel information.


08/08/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT:


TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

Religious Festivals:              Ramadan

Other Events:                        ***

Anniversaries:                       2011 Disorder

 
POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:                   

 A number of small scale demonstrations are expected around the capital today

Ticket Touting arrests continue to rise

Approximately 75% of medals available have been awarded.

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London                       

Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM

Silver London

Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:

Today (08/08/2012)

35 Olympic competition events will take place, they will occur or are scheduled to
take place at the following venues:

Earls Court, ExCeL Centre, Horse Guards’ Parade, Greenwich Park, Olympic Park (Olympic Stadium,
Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, BMX Track, Handball Arena, Riverbank Arena,
Water Polo Arena and Velodrome).

Between 10:00hrs - 17:00hrs :           

GMB and Unite are
calling for a mass protest outside Dept for Work and Pensions, Carlton House
Tothill Street in Westminster

A total of 142 arrests have been made for Olympic-related ticket touting offences in venue
force areas since the start of the Games on 27/07/2012. Yesterday (07/08/2012)
there were 12 reported arrests for Olympic-related ticket touting offences, 11
of these within the Metropolitan Police area and one in BTP (Stratford train
station). The majority took place in the vicinity of Westfield Stratford, the
Olympic Park and the ExCeL Centre.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

N/A

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Today’s daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/8-august.html

To note: Jubilee line will be busy in the morning peak and late
into the evening, particularly at North Greenwich, as the Basketball finals
start at the North Greenwich Arena. Olympic events also taking place at the
Olympic Park, ExCeL, Greenwich Park, Horse Guards Parade and Earls Court.

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG@TfLTravelAlerts, TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter


07/08/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

Religious
Festivals:         Ramadan

Other
Events:                    ***

Anniversaries:                  2011 Disorder

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:                                      

A number of small scale demonstrations are expected around the capital
today

Ticket Touting arrests continue to rise

Today is the Mens Triathlon in Hyde Park - some disruption can be
expected

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London                     

Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM

Silver London                 

Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION:

Today (07/08/2012)

26 Olympic competition events have taken place, are currently
occurring or are scheduled to take place over at the following venues:

Earls Court, ExCeL Centre, Horse Guards’ Parade, Greenwich Park, North Greenwich
Arena, Olympic Park (Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena,
Handball Arena, Riverbank Arena, Water Polo Arena, Velodrome) and Wembley
Stadium.

A total of 130 arrests have been made for Olympic-related ticket touting offences in venue
force areas since the start of the Games on 27/07/2012. Yesterday (06/08/2012)
there were 14 reported arrests for Olympic-related ticket touting offences, all
within the Metropolitan Police area with the majority taking place in the
vicinity of Westfield Stratford, the Olympic Park and the ExCeL Centre.

Friday

10th August Critical Mass are planning an additional cycle ride meeting by the
Waterloo Bridge at 18:30hrs and potentially riding to Stratford in memory of a
cyclist involved in a fatal road traffic collision last week. Attempts are
still being made to contact the group to discuss plans.

Look ahead
(way ahead)

10th
September - Athletes Parade in Central London. More information to follow.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No safety and security updates at this stage. Planning for the
transistion between Games.

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

    TfL summary
     Today’s daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads:
      http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/7-august.html

     To note: Parts of the ORN are now being decommissioned. The 
     sections around Lords and Wimbledon have been switched off and now 
     being dismantled.

     Live travel news from Transport for London:   
     www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews
     In addition, you can follow @GAOTG,@TfLTravelAlerts,
     @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-
     date travel information.


06/08/12

TODAY'S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Religious Festivals:                 Ramadan

Other Events:                            ***

Anniversaries:                          Anniversary of Summer disorder

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Another busy day expected at the Olympic Park and with football taking place at Wembley we expect large crowds and central London being busy with crowds later.

A number of small scale demonstrations are expected around the capital today as per usual. The main Olympic demonstrations are a Kashmiri protest near the Olympic Park and for those interested Neil Horan 'the dancing priest' will be at Greenwich.

War on want who demonstrated on Saturday at Oxford Street have allegedly project protest messages onto buildings near the Olympic Park. Peaceful, no issues but a reminder to staff to report suspicious activity to police.

Ticket Touting is still an issue with some 98 arrests to date across all Olympic areas.

Awareness in the news that today is the anniversary of the start of the disorder and we are continually monitoring social media, community contacts and there is no significant levels of tensions at present. The MPS has a joined up tasking process with sufficient resources in place. This is all monitored through the control room and we have placed serials of officers across London Boroughs, as they have been since the start of the Games. If anyone is picking up concerns then please update the hub and they will feed it to the police.

COMMAND INFORMATION

Gold London                              Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM

Silver London                            Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION

Today (06/08/2012) 20 Olympic Competition Events are scheduled to take place over 52 sessions at the following venues:

· London Venues: Earls Court, ExCeL Centre, Horse Guards’ Parade, Greenwich Park, North Greenwich Arena, Royal Artillery Barracks, Olympic Park (Olympic  Stadium,              Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Handball Arena, Riverbank Arena, Water Polo Arena, Velodrome) and Wembley Stadium.

Crime

Low levels of crime remain but some areas such as pick pocketing slightly up. With numbers travelling on transportation system and crowded places they remain targets for such offences. As we mentioned on Saturday can we ask all business with customer facing staff to prompt customers to look after bags, not have bags on chairs and if possible use the leaflets sent out to produce some awareness for tables etc.

Cabbies:

Still awaiting to hear whether they have met with TfL and the outcome of those meetings.

Look ahead:

Critical Mass 10/8/2012

 The London cycle campaign is due to hold a mid-month cycle rally and look to hold a vigil for the cyclist who died near the Olympic Park. We are trying to engage with them to agree routes. Whilst this sits outside their normal mode of operation ie leaderless they are being reminded that a mid month event does not have the legal protection they gained through the courts for a regular event which then falls outside our ability to place restrictions on it.

Anti-ATOS demonstration 30 + 31.8.2012

It has been reported that demonstrators will attempt to block Oxford Circus Tube station in an
attempt to shut the station. This is in protest against Atos. It is possible that this event could
be the same direct action planned by Disabled People Against Cuts(DPAC) on 30th and 31 August 2012

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

Today’s weather forecast is for sunny spells and a few sharp showers during the afternoon, with the
odd heavier downpour.

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

TfL summary

Today’s daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads:    
http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/6-august.html

To note: Parts of the ORN are now being decommissioned. The sections around Lords and Wimbledon
have been switched off and now being dismantled.

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter
for the latest up-to-date travel information.


 

05/08/12

TODAY'S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
Religious Festivals:                   Ramadan
Other Events:                 ***
Anniversaries:                 Weekend anniversary for Mark Duggan

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                

'Super Sunday’ for the MPS, with a large increase in crowds and potential impacts on transport and security etc.

A number of small scale demonstrations are expected around the capital today

Ticket Touting accounting for approximately 50% of MPS arrests around Olympic venues

Womens Marathon starts 11:00hrs today

COMMAND INFORMATION

Gold London                  Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London                 Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION 

Today (05/08/2012) 23 Olympic Competition Events are scheduled to take place over 46 sessions at the following venues:

Earls Court, ExCeL Centre, Horse Guards’ Parade, Greenwich Park, North Greenwich Arena, Royal Artillery Barracks, Olympic Park (Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Handball Arena, Riverbank Arena, Water Polo Arena and Velodrome), Wembley Arena, Wimbledon, The Mall and Hyde Park.

1100 - 1300:          Protest against Governments Indian & Pakistan re Human Rights issues in Kashmir -Stratford High Street

1700 - U/K:            Day of Remembrance - Mark Duggan, Dream Centre, Tottenham Town Hall. No change in monitored tensions.

Crime

Impersonation of police - members of the public are falling victim to persons impersonating police (these persons are not in uniform) and either taking belongings or claiming to be spot fining them. People are reminded to check identification, ask for a warrant card, which an officer will always show, and not accept a passport or other photo identification. If in doubt call the police and an officer will attend to confirm.

Touting - still an issue with a number of arrests daily. Only buy or sell your tickets through the London2012 site.

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Today’s daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads: www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/5-august.html

To note – Women’s Marathon is taking place in central London today. Roads will reopen as soon as possible after the event but only when it is safe to do so. Some stations may be restricted to entrance/exit/interchange only due to crowds.

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.

 

 


 

03/08/12

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:

Religious Festivals: Ramadan
Other Events:
Anniversaries:

POLICE UPDATE:
 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Scheduled protests for today are small and form part of business as normal .
UCG (London Cabbies ) are in discussions internally on how to continue their road demonstrations. No update at this stage

Today, is super Friday with largest number of crowds expected to date.(225,000 spectators, 265,000 including staff)  Remember to plan ahead as networks will be busy. There will be more police and police horses around the Park are to help manage the crowds. There is NO change in any threat

COMMAND INFORMATION:

Gold London Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION

Venues in operation today:

    •   
    •    Over 265,000 spectators and workforce are expected at the Olympic Park alone.

    •   
    •    Horse Guards Parade is expected to be very busy throughout the day with spectators going to the Beach Volleyball.
    •    Games events will be taking place across London at the following venues some closing after 2300hrs:
    •   
    •    Olympic Park: Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Velodrome, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, Riverbank Arena, Water Polo Arena
    •    River Area: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks
    •    Central London: Earls Court, Lord's Cricket Ground, Horse Guards Parade
    •    Other: Wimbledon, Wembley Arena

Police:

Main control room flooded and contingency plans activated. No loss of control and located to Hendon fall back site. Full service now restored at Lambeth control room.

Tensions:

Police continue to monitor tensions amongst the community due to the result from the recent inquest, and the approach to the anniversary of Mark Duggans death which is 4th August. There is no discernable increase at this stage. A policing plan is in place.

Crime:

Remains low but be wary of theft person - pickpocket. Please remind staff and colleagues to look after their valuables when. You may wish to re-circulate the crime prevention advice sent out by the CSSC last week.

Touting still an issue - need to remind people to use official sites for ticket purchase as there is fraud and forgery out there.

Westfield:

Between 10:30am - 5pm on Friday and Saturday, Westfield Stratford City shopping centre will only be accessible to members of the public with Games tickets or collecting Games tickets and accredited workers.

Live sites:

All live sites are open today and operational and with on-going success of Team GB success interest in these sites is expected to rise. Again police and security operations are in place in these areas.

Look ahead:

Saturday 4th - War On Want - targeting ADIDAS products. Re-stickering goods. Looking at the main Adidas store but other stockists may wish to be aware.

Reminder :potential for Eurotunnel strike, UPDATE now planned for 9th August -ballot count underway. This will impact freight and cars not Eurostar. Update when available but planning already underway with Port of Dover.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No issues to add

TRANSPORT UPDATE:


Today’s daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads: www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/3-august.html

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.

Reminder for tomorrow - busy Saturday. Triathlon at Hyde Park. Road closures in place. Check www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/4-august.html


2/8/12

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Religious Festivals:                Ramadan
Other Events:                       Inquest results yesterday for Sean Rigg
Anniversaries:        

POLICE UPDATE:

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY     

Scheduled protests for today are small and form part of business as normal .   

UCG  (London Cabbies)  are in discussions internally on how to continue their road demonstrations.

Today, the road and public transport networks will be exceptionally busy as there is increased venues open in the Olympic Park and this will continue towards the weekend. This is super Friday/Saturday with track and field opening so crowds will be larger.

COMMAND INFORMATION

Gold London                     Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London                   Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION 

Venues in operation today:

Olympic Park: Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Copper Box, Riverbank Area, Water Polo Arena

River area: ExCeL, North Greenwich Arena, Greenwich Park, Royal Artillery Barracks

Central London: Horse Guards Parade, Earls Court, Lord’s Cricket Ground

Other: Wimbledon, Wembley Arena

Tensions:

Police continue to monitor tensions amongst the community due to the inquest result from the recent inquest, and the approach to the anniversary of Mark Duggans death.
 
Crime

In general low - recent racial offence within Park lead to a charge and guilty finding with £2500 fine for the male concerned.

Westfield

Discussions on going with all parties re crowds at Westfield both entering Park and shopping over potential for restricted hours. When a decision is made expect a press release and we will send a further message.

Live sites

All live sites are open today and operational so crowds may be larger due to increased Team GB success.

Look ahead

Saturday 4th - War On Want - targeting ADIDAS products. Re-stickering goods. Looking at the main Adidas store but other stockists may wish to be aware.

Earliest 10th August - potential for Eurotunnel strike - vote result awaits- will impact freight and cars not Eurostar. Update when available.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

No issues to add

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Today's daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads: http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/2-august.html

Live travel news from Transport for London:  www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

 In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTrave lAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information

Update on Westfield Stratford City shopping centre: www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/25135.aspx


01/08/12

CURRENT SITUATION REPORT

                                       
TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Religious Festivals:            20/07-19/08/12 The start of Ramadan – month of Muslim fasting – Islam
                                           Lughnasadh / Lammas (Pagan)
Other Events:          
Anniversaries:          .

POLICE UPDATE:


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

     
Today sees the return of the road races, with the individual time trials likely to feature Mark Cavendish and Tour De France winner Bradley Wiggins. This may result in larger than expected spectator crowds.

There is a meeting taking place today at 2pm with UCG Cabbies, TFL, ODA and LOCOG, to discuss the issues raised by Cabbies over there recent protests.

There is an expected increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic throughout due to the commencement of the Athletics at the Olympic Stadium.

This is a light day in terms of planned protest.

 COMMAND INFORMATION


Gold London                     Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London                   Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION

Today (01/08/2012) events are scheduled to take place at the following venues

 Earl’s Court

  •  Earl’s Court
  •  ExCel Centre in London Docklands
  •  Horse Guards’ Parade
  •  Lord’s Cricket Ground
  •  North Greenwich Arena
  •  Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich
  •  The Olympic Park
  •  Wembley Arena
  •  Wembley Stadium
  •  Wimbledon
  •  Road time trials, Hampton Court


 LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:
 
TRANSPORT UPDATE:


Today’s daily transport bulletins for public transport and roads:
www.getaheadofthegames.com/bulletins/1-august.html 

Live travel news from Transport for London: www.tfl.gov.uk/livetravelnews

In addition, you can follow @GAOTG, @TfLTravelAlerts, @TfLTrafficNews and @TfLBusAlerts on Twitter for the latest up-to-date travel information.


31/07/12

TRANSPORT UPDATE

The Central Line is now Open

As mentioned in this morning’s Bridge call, we have the following commentary on travel patterns during the first few days of the Games. In a DLR update, 486,000 journeys were made yesterday, which is a new record, and a 65 per cent increase on a normal weekday. TfL London 2012 Transport Narrative – Early Days of Olympic Games Summary.

At this very early stage, Londoners have listened to our messages and are being more flexible with their journeys on public transport to avoid transport hotspots.  For example, at Canary Wharf customers have re-timed their journeys while at London Bridge they have avoided the station given the our strong messaging about the equestrian events at Greenwich.   

The public transport system remains busy, with passenger numbers 4% higher than usual (this figure largely Tube).  However, more frequent services and greater flexibility in travel patterns means that so far we have been able to get spectators to events while keeping London moving. Over the weekend, Tube journeys were up on normal levels by nearly 30% (2.44m passengers on Sunday 29 July compared with 1.9m passengers on Sunday 15 July).  The vast majority of this increase was Games related traffic. The weekend also saw record ridership on the DLR with over 736,000 passengers carried, with the daily record likely to be broken again on Monday. Over the weekend, traffic in inner and central London was up to 30% lower as drivers listened to our messages about avoiding central London and the road race course.

Traffic in inner and central London today was nearly 20% lower on Monday morning. Games lanes continue to be used flexibly. Detail Monday morning has seen a smoothing of the peak as passengers re-timed their journeys.  There was a near 4% increase in ridership on the Tube (52,000 additional journeys) compared with the same time last week. As planned, there has been a decrease in ‘background’ demand which has more than been made up for by Games related travel.In particular, TfL asked people to avoid London Bridge on Monday given the equestrian events at Greenwich.  TfL is very grateful to customers for following that advice and for major businesses who are enabling their staff to work more flexibly during this period.

Monday morning’s peak passed off well and we continued with our messaging to prepare for the challenges of the evening peak.TfL has also asked people to avoid driving into central London and in and around the venues.  Again, we are grateful to drivers for following that advice, which is enabling us to open up the Games lanes to general traffic when demand from athletes, officials and media is low. We will continue to monitor demand and use the Games lanes flexibly to ensure that target journey times are met. 

In this way journey time reliability for the Games family on the ORN has been maintained at between 85-90% since the start of the Games. Londoners have listened to TfL’s messages and are avoiding driving in central London, with traffic down by 20% on usual summer levels and a decrease of 30% on Sunday morning.It is early days and there a number of very busy days yet to come on the transport network, particularly as events in the Olympic stadium pick up towards the end of the week. 

In addition, these early figures do not reflect any details of the anticipated increases in walking and cycling.The message to Londoners is that they should continue to avoid driving in central London, on or around the ORN and venues and plan their public transport journeys.




31/07/12                                    

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

POLICE UPDATE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Olympic competition events are scheduled to take place at the following venues: Earl’s Court, ExCeL Centre, Greenwich Park, Horse Guards’ Parade, Lord’s Cricket Ground, North Greenwich Arena, Royal Artillery Barracks, the Olympic Park (Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena and Handball Arena, Riverbank Arena and Water Polo Arena), Wembley Arena, Wimbledon. Travel issues on the Central Line Numbers of planned protests continue to reduce.

COMMAND INFORMATION

Gold London             Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London           Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION

Todays planned protests are mainly regular small scale events - apart from one at Marble Arch protesting about a Syrian Diplomat in London for the games - no more than 30 demonstrators  are expected for the next three days. Ticket Touts continue to be arrested around several venues with various amounts of tickets in their possession. There have been attempts at Denial of Service attacks on some sponsors. These are believed to emanate from Anonymous and have little impact on the systems. Remember to keep your system under review in line with guidance already circulated

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

Reported on the Ghost Town story in yesterday's FT.  The CSSC Hub will raise with relevant ISL's when they make the daily update calls with them today and will report back on any issues.

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

A broken down train on the Central Line means travel to several Olympic venues will be severely disrupted. The CSSC Hub to circulate the travel pattern breakdown that TfL mentioned on the call.

For travel updates, visit http://www.getaheadofthegames.com/



27/07/12

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Religious Festivals:  20/07-19/08/12 The start of Ramadan – month of Muslim fasting – Islam

POLICE UPDATE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                    
Day 70 (Friday 27/07/2012) of the OTR will begin at Hampton Court and move down the river ending at Tower Bridge and travel to City Hall. The relay then finishes and will culminate at the opening ceremony tonight at the stadium.
Operation of ORN continues today enforcement by TfL and MPS
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony starts at 2012hrs with 72,000 expected in the park
Two separate Bangladeshi Pressure Groups protesting today
Taxi drivers "United Cabbies Group" demonstration
Critical Mass cycling regular gathering at the South Bank from 6pm

COMMAND INFORMATION
Gold London                         Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London                        Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION
There will be three police helicopters up throughout today for constant monitoring of any protest, the running of the roads and to allow oversight throughout
Significant policing plan in place, with resources across London. We are now at peak in terms of numbers.

PROTEST
There are a number of protests throughout the day across London. The majority are small in number and have little police presence. A number of groups have stated intentions to protest but numbers and ability to develop numbers is limited at this time.
The following protests are of note and have a proportionate policing plan in place:
The United Cabbies Group protest against TfL in due to take place at 17.00 tonight. Conditions have been imposed on the organisers by A.C. Chris Allison. Due to take place early evening around Hyde Park. Discussions are still on-going with the group re alternative areas for demonstration. They have indicated this may be an on-going issue throughout the games.
Critical Mass cycle regular gathering starting in the Waterloo area tonight
Tamil protest by Billingsgate and vigil in Stratford area
Two separate Bangladeshi Pressure Groups protests continue with little impact and minimal disruption
Fathers for Justice at the Olympic Park between 18.00 to 21.00
Bhopal Medical Appeal protest against Dow Chemicals at Westfield Stratford 10.00 to 12.00 and at City Hall 12.00 to 13.00

Tomorrow
Expected crowds of some 2-3 million could be out on the roads for the men's road race
Overall 414,000 spectators at ticketed Olympic events

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

All ISLs to inform the CSSC Hub of any significant issues they want to share with the London Operations Centre (LOC) via the LRT.


27/07/2012

TRANSPORT FOR LONDON LATEST

The latest update from Transport for London, including details of the progress of the torch relay, Westfield Stratford City opening times, and updates on the status of London's transport network, is now available to download.

Download TFL's latest update here.


26/07/2012

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Religious Festivals: 20/07-19/08/12 The start of Ramadan – month of Muslim fasting – Islam

POLICE UPDATE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Yesterday
Torch relay passed without incident
52,000 people attended the technical opening ceremony test with no incidents
SWARM cycle event - few cycles no issues
Two bomb hoaxes dealt with, so please follow the guidance issued by CSSC â�¨http://vocal.co.uk/cssc/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/CSSC-Advice-to-business.pdf                 
Airspace - Typhoon launched in response to a non-responsive aircraft entering UK space. All resolved. No issues

Today
Day 69 (Thursday 26/07/2012) of the OTR will begin at Camden and travel around Central London visiting iconic landmarks via Southwark and Wandsworth.Significant numbers out at 5:30am in Camden
Operation of ORN starts today enforcement by TfL and Met -early indications of significant delays on some parts of the network
Taxi Driver Protest -update from meetings held yesterday that they will continue with their action and target Central London. Police are talking with the group today and further information will be circulated as soon as available.
Two separate Bangladeshi Pressure Groups protesting today

COMMAND INFORMATION
Gold London                         Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London                        Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION
Bangladeshi Protest Awami League protest expected at St Pancreas Library today between 15:30hrs and 17:30hrs
Bangladesh National Party protest also today expected at Euston Road/Judd Street between 12:00hrs and 23:00hrs

TOMORROW

A number of protest groups are looking to hold events tomorrow, several in the Stratford area. All are in planning and there are sufficient resources in place to manage these.
The main disruption may come form the cabbies group but again talks are on-going


20/07/2012

TODAY’S SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Religious Festivals: Anticipated start of Ramadan

POLICE UPDATE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Olympic Command Team is now in place and the control room is up and running. The Olympic Flame is expected to arrive in London at the Tower of London about 8pm tonight. The event starts tomorrow in Greenwich and heads over through Newham and Stratford ending in Waltham Forest for the evening event.

COMMAND INFORMATION
Gold London Commander Robert BROADHURST QPM
Silver London Commander Michael JOHNSON

CURRENT SITUATION
Nothing of note at this stage. A reminder to all concerned that it is expected that large crowds will line the routes during the relay. Better weather is expected this weekend which may increase numbers.

TAXI DRIVERS
They have posted intent to protest again at Tower Bridge from 4pm on Monday 23rd July 2012. Discussions are on-going with TfL and the drivers so updates may be available over the weekend or Monday.

HOAX BOMB CALLS
This matter will form part of an ongoing MPS investigation into a suspected linked series of malicious communications to organisations including educational establishments. As this is a live investigation, specific details cannot be given.

Since April 2012 there has been an increase in the number of hoax bomb calls being made across the UK. These have predominately targeted educational establishments and more recently hotels .

Over the years the usual delivery method for hoax calls has tended to be by phone but consideration needs to be made into all the types of routes by which such a message can be delivered i.e. email, reservations systems, global booking systems.

The CSSC has recently issued guidance to you all in the form of a booklet highlighting risks and directing you to public web pages such as NaCTSO where you can then follow advice.

Any hoax bomb call should be reported through the 999 system within the UK

In light of the increase in this type of call you may wish to consider:

1. Review how your staff have been trained to handle such as call in line with guidance provided
2. Ensure you broaden this out to your wider customer management centres such as reservations desks, booking systems.
3. Ensure systems are in place to notify police of any call so that responses can be put in place

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

Please can any impact of the ORN, some of which is activated today, be reported through the Hub team for the London Operations Centre so they can build an understanding of the operational impact.

A Yellow weather warning has been issued for London and SE England due to the potential for heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms to develop during today, with the possibility of up 20-30mm during the day.  This may result in some surface water flooding in affected areas, however as with any showery situation there will be some places which remain dry all day.  Latest information is available on the Met Office website -
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

TRANSPORT UPDATE

Keep track of any congestion or issues on TfL pages/updates www.tfl.gov.uk


19/07/2012

Download here the electronic version of a leaflet currently being distributed by the MPS, entitled "Stay Safe and Secure in 2012"

Can the hub also request that if industry become aware of particular crime trends or patterns, they are in the first instance reported to Police but then the hub is advised. CSSC will then pass this information on to the command team.


17/07/2012

CSSC Useful Links

CSSC will provide authoritative and timely information from the National Olympic Co-ordination Centre, the London Resilience Team and relevant safety and security information regarding Transport for London.

However, the links found on the document downloadable HERE are designed to give you a quick glance open source link index to allow you to reach open source information, follow suggested twitter accounts and detail websites which contain valuable Olympic preparedness information.

Please share this document to the widest possible audience.


16/07/2012

The Olympic Command Team is now in place and the control room is up and running and the Athletes Village beginning to load with competitors. Increased numbers are expected through Heathrow today and throughout the week. Some games lanes are now in operation along the M4 from Heathrow.

Current Situation

This note refers to a planned demonstration by some London Black Cab Drivers against restrictions being imposed on them during the operation of the Olympic Route Network.

They intend to hold a rolling road block around Westminster from Parliament Sq along Whitehall to Trafalgar Sq and back down Whitehall. They intend to leave a lane open for traffic and emergency vehicles.

It is planned to hold this between 2pm and 4pm on 17th July.

Police are talking to the organisers and a proportionate policing plan is in place to manage the situation.

It is anticipated that there will be disruption in and around the area.

Advice

  • Plan journeys ahead for tomorrow
  • Notify visitors who may be coming through the area
  • Advise staff who may be travelling at that time that it may be advisable to seek alternative routes.

LONDON RESILIENCE TEAM UPDATE:

Please can any impact of the Olympic Route Network (ORN), some of which is activated today, be reported through the Hub team for the London Operations Centre so they can build an understanding of the operational impact.

Email: csschub_busliaison@imodus.com

TRANSPORT UPDATE:

Updates on congestion will be made on TfL pages/updates www.tfl.gov.uk


16/07/2012

Torch relay

The torch continues to generate large crowds and interest on its run across the UK. Speaking to several members of the public lately they were all surprised at the numbers when they got to their local areas. Looking at evening events across London they have 'sold out' very quickly which shows the anticipated interest already.

Remember, its arrives in London next Friday evening at the Tower of London before the full London leg which starts in Greenwich on 21st July.

The main guidance, repeated again is the think ahead of how you will manage your staff and business on the day the relay hits town. Crowds come out early and some bus routes etc will be delayed due to the movement of the Torch convoy.

Neighbourhood Link

Remember to get your staff and colleagues signed up. Its free and can cover a home address, school, work address if they are all in London. It will be used to keep people up to date and help disseminate messages quickly to a large number of people. Sign up using the link below.

www.neighbourhoodlink.met.police.uk

URGENT update - demonstration

Notification has just been received that some London cab drivers intend to hold a demonstration in the Whitehall area between 2pm and 4pm next Tuesday 17th July 2012. I will be looking to hold a bridge call on Monday and notification will be coming out soon. Although detail is scarce at present it will be a moving convoy up and down Whitehall between these times. The update on Monday will give some more detail.


29/06/2012

Update from the CSSC on events to date:

1. Torch (3 weeks and counting)


The torch continues to travel across the country and crowds still continue to increase despite the bad weather heaped upon it. In discussions with officers who have been out with the team they are continually surprised by the enthusiasm of the crowds. They noted that people came out of offices about half an hour before the torch was due to run through town/city centres meaning the crowds were about 10 people deep.

I mentioned in early messages that business across the board needs to begin to think how they will manage when the torch hits London. Whilst the torch runs we will be communicating regularly but I would advise that you start talking within your business about how you will manage these days, the crowds and keep going about your business.

This will be vitally important I feel on the 26th July when the torch its central London, highlighting iconic sites across the area and will no doubt be large scale. You only have to see the support for some of the torch bearers who have battled adversity to run their leg to see how impactive the event is.

Request for information: On 27th July the torch will progress along the Thames to City Hall prior to the evening opening ceremony. The Games (football) will have started on 25th. Can I ask for indications generally about early closures to allow staff to travel out of town, are staff requesting time off, indications of events known within your business. This will just help us understand the bigger picture.

2. Four weeks to go

After all the talking and discussion we are into the final straight. Through the CSSC team, we have produced a document to allow you to go through the risk areas identified and cross check against your plans. The document can be dowloaded here.

I must stress that there is no specific intelligence but it seems prudent to do this work now when we have the time to do so, and this will outlast the Olympics.

The links in the document will take you to readily available documents which can help you prepare. It includes non-police areas via LRT.


22/06/2012

TfL advice during Unite's industrial action

Around 24 per cent of bus services operating but many routes disrupted
Passengers urged to use other transport services, walk or cycle where possible       
Metroline, Arriva the Shires, London General, Quality Line and Sullivan’s all running good services
Check before you travel at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses

Despite the Mayor of London securing an unprecedented extra £8.3m from the Olympic Delivery Authority to enable the bus companies and Unite to resolve their dispute, the union leadership has proved to be determined to try to disrupt Londoners.

There are therefore less buses in service this morning, with around 24 per cent of services running. Many routes are disrupted and TfL is urging Londoners to utilise the wide range of information available in order to check the status of their usual service. These options include:

* Up-to-date information on bus services by route can be found at tfl.gov.uk/buses

* Passengers can also check for bus arrival times using the Countdown next bus arrival service online, on their mobile devices using www.tfl.gov.uk or via our SMS text service

* Information on the latest situation is being provided via TfL's 2500 roadside countdown signs

* Travel alerts are being provided through Twitter on @TfLTravelAlerts

* TfL will also be proving information to radio and television broadcasts for use in news bulletins.

* A range of easily available Apps for handheld devices now use TfL's live bus information

* TfL will also have a large number of staff across the network and at key travel hubs to provide advice to passengers.

Where services are disrupted TfL urges passengers to use other transport options, or to walk or cycle where possible. The average bus journey is around 2.2 miles so many of these journeys could be made in this way.

TfL has put in place a number of measures to help people get around and to manage disruption.  These include:

* London Buses staff and volunteers from across TfL will be on the streets and at key transport hubs across London to provide travel advice and distribute walking maps.

* TfL is operating a full service across the Tube network, with extra staff on hand to assist passengers.

* Full services are also operating on the Docklands Light Railway, London Tramlink and London Overground networks with additional staff deployed to assist passengers

* Marshalled taxi ranks will operate at a number of key rail hubs including Victoria, St Pancras, Waterloo, Liverpool Street and London Bridge.

* A full service will also be operated by London River Services, which includes River Bus services that operate high frequency services between various key piers.

* During the course of the strike bus passes will be accepted on reasonable alternative routes on Tube, DLR, and London Overground – affected passengers should seek assistance from staff at the gate lines.

* TfL has also emailed around 1.5 million registered bus users advising them of the likely disruption and urging them to check before they travel.

* Additional distribution staff will work throughout today to ensure Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme docking stations are able to meet demand at key locations.   

Peter Hendy, Transport Commissioner, said:

"It is now clear that the leadership of Unite were intent on a strike all along. They have pursued this unnecessary course of action despite an extra £8.3m being brokered by the Mayor that would allow every bus driver in London in a garage where one or more routes were affected by the 2012 Games to gain, over the 29 days of the competitions, about £500.

“Despite additional offers to supplement this from the bus companies the Unite leadership have refused to defer the strike to give time for further negotiations or for any of the offers to be put to their members. I’m sorry that Londoners are therefore going to be disrupted today.

"We are now working together with our partners to ensure that Londoners and visitors have alternative travel options and the necessary advice to enable them to get around. I would advise everybody to use other transport services, to consider walking and cycling for shorter journeys and to check before travelling at www.tfl.gov.uk/buses

London Underground has well-practised congestion management procedures to deal with large numbers of customers.

LU will has additional staff in place at key locations to provide help and information to enable customers to complete their journeys. All staff are well-trained and fully understand the congestion management plans, and LU is ready to use those procedures if necessary to ensure that we can continue to keep London moving.


20/06/2012

Olympic Torch Relay update

The Olympic Torch relay continues to travel across the UK. The following is an update received from yesterdays events in York to highlight the continuing interest the Torch is generating amongst communities across the country.

Estimated update on numbers yesterday- Day 32 as it ran from Hull to York: â�¨  - 194,000 people watched it â�¨  -  55,000 for the evening event â�¨  -  over 30,000 at York racecourse for the evening event.

The general mood across the UK is good and larger numbers are expected as the torch reaches the larger cities. There are minor issues which have been addressed and work through between Locog, police and partners in Local Authorities and these mainly relate to stewarding numbers due to large crowds.

There has been some over exuberance, due to live cameras, of youth wanting to get in the picture. This has been resolved with a minor change in the torch team tactics and is working well.

Immediate debriefs are taking place and being shared across forces and this is proving beneficial to manage issues such as crowds.

It is estimated that some 3.8 million people have been out to see the torch to date and this is expected to rise in excess of 20million by the end of the relay in London.

On-going advice for London
    1.    Plan ahead for the torch relay in London which starts on the 20th July  www.getaheadofthegames.com
    2.    Anticipate larger crowds - check times , how will staff get in through crowds, opening of stores/offices etc
    3.    Plan ahead for your staff wanting to see the event- it’s a once in a lifetime experience

If these are the early indications of interest it is expected London will be busy Games time, especially where evening events or alternative venues may be located.


28/05/2012

Torch update week 1

The Torch relay is well underway around the UK.

The planning and work done by regional police teams, partners in local authorities and Locog has provide an event which is attract larger numbers of spectators.

These crowds are bigger than expected and the advice to businesses is to look ahead and plan for crowds in managing your business processes either logistics or staff access and egress from buildings.

As the weather is planned to hold and we approach the Diamond Jubilee weekend we can expect large numbers in London next weekend to celebrate this event.

The CSSC plans to do a Torch update weekly, unless there are issues to be raised.

We will be sending out message for the Jubilee on  the MPS Twitter accounts and Neighbourhood Link

In summary;

1. Look ahead and plan for large crowds at torch relays and evening event areas

2. In London look ahead at the planned route and impact on your business for the week commencing 20th July

3. Queens Diamond Jubilee
Plan for large crowds, remind staff if working or visiting then make sure you know how you will get home. Plan ahead


21/05/2012

Diamond Jubilee update

More information available from Bronze communities with regard to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and how it may affect you.

Update from the Metropolitan Police on events around the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant Route

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant spectator and travel information


27/04/2012

TfL Travel Advice: Incident in Tottenham Court Road

Transport for London (TfL) is advising motorists to avoid driving into the West End this afternoon if possible, due to the impact of the police incident and cordon in Tottenham Court Road area.
 
On the Tube, Goodge Street station on the Northern line and Warren Street station on the Victoria and Northern lines are both closed as the station entrances are within the police cordon.  Trains are not stopping at either of these stations but are serving all other stations with a good service on both lines.
 
A number of bus routes are also on diversion due to the police cordon. 
 
For the latest travel information go to www.tfl.gov.uk


26/04/2012

ARGUS-Retail' workshop at IFSEC International

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Security Advisors (CTSA) on behalf of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NACTSO), will be delivering an 'ARGUS-Retail' workshop at IFSEC International, NEC  Birmingham. 

The workshop runs through a simulated terrorist incident, takes 3 hours and is interactive. It is aimed at managers and key personnel such as those with responsibility for workplace security. There are several ARGUS products, revised for relevance to specific sectors such as Night Time Economy, Hotels and Major Events,  however they have evolved from Retail which was designed for shopping centres, town centres and out of town retail parks. 

This may be your last opportunity before this summer's events, to consider your business preparedness for an incident, in this unique way. 

Date    Thursday 17 May 2012 
Time    10.30-1330 hours 
Venue   Security Management Theatre, Hall 3A at IFSEC International, NEC 
Birmingham 

ARGUS is a free event, requiring a full 3 hours participation. The capacity at IFSEC is for 60 places, so specific additional advance 
registration will be required (as well as the initial registration to attend IFSEC) 
Register for IFSEC     
Register for ARGUS at IFSEC 


16/04/2012

Olympics preparedness - stress test 8/9 May 2012

With just over 100 days before the Olympics open, businesses across London are undertaking a co-ordinated test of IT, telecommunications and transport requirements. The ‘Stress Test’ is scheduled for 8 and 9 May 2012 and aims at simulating conditions during the London 2012 Games, when many businesses will employ alternative working arrangements such as flexible hours to alleviate disruption to their operations.

Businesses of all sizes and their employees will be implementing their ‘Games-time’ alternative working arrangements on 8 and 9 May and simultaneously conduct a simple and confidential online survey provided by Deloitte. Inability to test plans to their full extent on these dates does not preclude participation, as the survey will still allow data to be developed through any level of participation. The survey results will help organisations evaluate their plans and provide an overall industry view of  the measures being adopted.

The initiative is being led by Canary Wharf Group plc and Deloitte working in partnership with the Government Olympic Executive, TfL, the GLA, City of London Corporation and others.

We would like to encourage you to consider taking part in the exercise as a means of testing your Games-readiness plans. If you wish to participate, you  will need to register  at http://www.deloitte.co.uk/stresstest


27/03/2012

Early guidance on Jubilee weekend

Download early guidance regarding planned events over the Jubilee weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 of June.

More information can be found on the Direct.gov.uk website

Download now


27/03/2012

Project Griffin Awareness Day

To secure your place on the Project Griffin Awareness Day on Friday 27th April 2012 please complete the booking form and return it to SO18.CTFD@met.pnn.police.uk

The event is being held at the Heathrow Park Inn Hotel & Conference Centre, Bath Road - Heathrow Middlesex UB7 0DU. Entry registration will start at 09.00 and the event will commence at 10.00 until 13.30

Find out more about the Project Griffin Awareness Day

Find out more information about Project Griffin.


21/03/2012

Olympic Torch Route revealed
Find out the official Olympic Torch Route and how this may affect you


20/03/2012

Toulouse shootings - Metropolitan Police briefing for businesses



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