Information for businesses and a special meeting re Carnival from the Met
22nd August 2011
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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 

possible. "


Jason Gwillim 

Borough Commander 

Kensington and Chelsea 







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