Met plays part in "Our Greatest Team" parade
09 September 2012
The Metropolitan Police Service is proud to be playing a part in facilitating the "Our Greatest Team" parade through the streets of London on Monday, 10 September.
Many people are expected to turn out to celebrate the athletes' achievements as they journey through the City to central London. The Met will put in place a policing plan to support the event, and play its part in its success.
Leaving Mansion House in the City of London at 13.30hrs, the parade, made up of a series of floats, will take the following route:
Queen Victoria Street
St Paul's Churchyard
Road closures will be in place in the City of London area from 06.00hrs and also in Westminster from 11.00hrs. Roads will be reopened on a rolling basis when it is safe to do so once the parade has passed.
Anyone wishing to come and watch the parade and show their support to the team is advised to spread out along the entire route. Trafalgar Square will be a natural draw for crowds, but remember that space there is limited. For more information about viewing areas, including disabled access areas, visit www.molpresents.com/parade
Commander Bob Broadhurst, London Olympic and Paralympics Gold Commander said:
"Throughout the summer, from the start of the torch relay and all through the Games, the crowds have been absolutely fantastic, and I know many people will want to come out to cheer these athletes on once again.
"We have worked closely with the GLA and our partners to plan for this event. We want people to be able to take part in celebrating the achievements of this incredible team and enjoy what will be a brilliant finale to this unparalleled summer of sport in the UK, and our policing operation will reflect that."
Members of the public are urged to bear in mind these simple safety tips:
- Roads will be closed so plan your journey using public transport;
- Check out all the details you need in advance, such as route and timings via http://www.molpresents.com/parade;
- Some people may take advantage of any crowds to commit crime so keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
- Keep an eye on children with you and make sure you arrange a meeting point should you become separated from friends or family.