City of London Police and partners plan for demonstration by United Cabbies Group
Members of the public and motorists are advised to expect delays to their
journey around the Square Mile tomorrow (Thursday 12 January) due to a
pre-planned demonstration at Bank junction.
Beginning at approximately 5pm, United Cabbie Group is planning to hold a
demonstration at Bank junction. This action is expected to have a
significant effect on traffic in the surrounding areas.
The City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service have been
engaging with organisers from the United Cabbie Group prior to the event.
We have also liaised with Transport for London to try to manage disruption
on the roads as effectively as possible.
Those who need to travel through Bank junction are encouraged to plan ahead
as significant delays are expected between 5pm and 8pm. Provisions have
been made to allow access for emergency vehicles however all other traffic
is advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes where possible.
Bank junction will be closed from 4.30pm on Thursday 12 January and delays
are expected after the demonstration concludes at 6.30pm. A number of road closures and diversions will be in place, including: Bank junction, Gresham Street, Queen Victoria Street, Moorgate, Threadneedle Street and King William Street.
Superintendent Helen Isaac said: “We recognise that the public, commuters
and businesses will be concerned about the impact this event may have for
people who regularly use Bank junction. I want to reassure them that we
have a full policing plan in place that balances both the rights of
protestors with those impacted by the protest.
“Together with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Service we have
engaged with the organisers and there is a proportionate policing response
in place. We will monitor how the situation develops and take action where
appropriate. We continue to work with all our partners to ensure that
disruption is managed effectively.”