Peterborough Protests Concerns

30 November 2010, 06:05

Cambridgeshire Police and Peterborough City Council have put together a video to re-assure residents ahead of two protests on the same day in the city.

On the 11th December, members of the English Defence League and The Peterborough Trades Union Council will both march through the city.

Supt Paul Fullwood said: "We understand that there is concern about this event and people may be worried about the impact it may have on them as individuals and the wider community.

We are committed to listening to those concerns and doing everything in our power to alleviate them.

An important part of this process is ensuring we keep people informed of the ongoing work to deal with these concerns and prepare for the event.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be using a range of tools to ensure as many people as possible have access to this information."

Paul Phillipson said: "I'd like to reassure people that we are working closely with the police to ensure local people, traders, businesses and the city centre are protected and supported in the run-up to the event and on the day.

Our aim is to allow the protestors their democratic right to demonstrate, whilst trying to keep disruption to a minimum.

There will be opportunities for people to support the unity and cohesion in our city over this period, including a candlelit vigil in the grounds of the Cathedral the day after."