Information for local businesses re:
Notting Hill Carnival from the Met
"We understand that following the disorder in London there may be additional
concerns from local businesses. For those local businesses, within the
Carnival footprint, there will be a briefing at Kensington and Chelsea
Town Hall on Monday 22nd August at 6:30pm in the Council chamber.
Present will be senior officers from the Royal Borough of Kensington and
Chelsea, Westminster City Council and the Metropolitan Police.
The MPS has been working closely with Carnival's event organisers and our
partners. We have thoroughly reviewed our policing operation and will have
extra officers on duty for Carnival and in the rest of London.
We totally encourage the earlier start and finish times of the event this year,
given what has recently happened in London. This year Carnival will start at
9am and close earlier at 7pm.
A meeting has been held between the London Notting Hill Carnival Limited, The
Royal Borough of Kensington, Westminster City Council and the MPS. All
agencies have reviewed their plans for the event and the MPS has thoroughly
reviewed its policing operation.
In addition to extra stewards provided by the London Notting Hill Carnival
Limited extra police officers will be on duty both for Carnival, and in the rest of
The Notting Hill Carnival is an important event in the Capital's calendar, and we
support it going ahead this year. Trouble makers are not welcome. Police and
stewards will work closely together to keep the event as safe and trouble free as
Kensington and Chelsea
29th May 2012