Monday, 20 July 2009

Police announce conditions for protests at the RWB

Taken from the Derbyshire Constabulary website

Derbyshire Constabulary, in conjunction with Amber Valley Borough Council, has invoked sections of the Public Order Act 1986 to assist with the policing of protests at the weekend.

The British National Party is staging the Red, White and Blue event at a site on Codnor-Denby Lane on Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 15th, 16th and 17th 2008.

A number of groups indicated their plans to stage a protest in response to the event on Saturday August 16th 2008.

After talks with police and the local authority this has been agreed to but with certain safeguards.

As part of this process the police and council have invoked a number of sections of the Public Order Act to help prevent serious disorder, serious damage to property and serious disruption to the local community.

Section 12 of the act has been used to impose conditions on the public procession, which will take place between Codnor Market Place and Codnor Denby Lane.

Organisers have indicated that the protestors will set off from the Market Place at 11:45am. They will follow a route along the A6007 Heanor Road, Codnor to its junction with Codnor Denby Lane where the procession will halt.

Section 14 of the act has been used to provide a designated protest point for legitimate and peaceful protest for up to 30 people between 1pm and 4pm adjacent to the site of the event.

The remainder of the procession will then return to Codnor Market Place for speeches before dispersing.

The procession will be marshalled and accompanied by police officers.

Section 14 of the act has also been utilised to identify Codnor Market Place as a designated area for public assembly prior to and following the procession between 9am and 5pm for a maximum of 700 people.

Finally section 14a of the act has been invoked to prevent trespassory assemblies around the area known as The Bungalow in Codnor Denby Lane and the adjacent lands to an area that does not exceed a radius of five miles.

This part of the act prevents anyone trespassing on private land because of police fears that there may be disruption to the event and cause disruption to the community.

All the legislation has been used to prevent serious public disorder, damage to property and serious disruption to the life of the community.

All the orders run from 9am Friday August 15th to 4pm Sunday August 17th 2008. Anyone not abiding by the legislation may be liable to arrest.

Assistant Chief Constable Peter Goodman said: "We are trying to find a balance between allowing legitimate protest and maintaining public safety and minimising inconvenience to people who live or work in the affected area.

"We hope that people will abide by the law and enjoy the opportunity of voicing their opinions in safety."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All this cost to tax payers because of left wing idiots trying to disrupt e perfectly peacefull family fun weekend. When will people open their eyes and realise the BNP are not to blame here and there has never been any trouble at any RWB from any BNP members

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