Police are dealing with a large number of protestors in Piccadilly please avoid the area updates to follow

Weekly Test Message

June 11, 2013 11:57

GSZ1106.02 - Weekly test message - no action required

Test Message 04.06.2013

June 04, 2013 11:57

GSZ Test Message no need to respond

GSZ0105.2 Invite test your MI plans

May 01, 2013 12:37


Are your Major Incident plans or Business Continuity Plans up to date?

Have you tested them?

If you would like any assistance in testing or exercising your plans, please contact Westminster City Council Emergency Planning team on the number below.

Westminster City Council are supported by MPS, LAS & LFB in exercising Business Continuity plans and have the lead in assisting businesses in planning for any Major Incident.


Mike Wilkins

Contingency Planning Officer

Westminster City Council




Telephone: 020 7641 7066

Mobile: 07710 702 591

Mobile 2: 07590 851 933


Park Lane, W1

April 18, 2013 21:03

Park Lane is now open & traffic is clearing.

Park Lane, W1

April 18, 2013 18:19

Park Lane, W1: South carriageway currently blocked. Heavy congestion in the area, please avoid.

Weekly Test Message

April 16, 2013 12:00

GSZ1604.02 - Weekly Test Message - no action required.


GSZ1404.2 Suspicious Package

April 14, 2013 11:56

This has now deemed to be non suspicious and roads have now been reopened.

GSZ1404.1 Suspicious Package

April 14, 2013 11:31

Police dealing with susp pack Old Palace Yard, SW1, road closures; Abingdon St, Gt Peter St & part of Millbank. Avoid area update to follow.

Please see the attached. Apologies for any duplication.

If you are unable to view the attachment, please log into communitysafe.gov.uk.




March 22, 2013 17:27

The incident at Edgeware Road has concluded. Station and roads now open


March 22, 2013 16:38

Police are dealing with an incidnt at Edgware Rd stn, station evacuated and road closures in place in the vicinity. Avoid area if possible. Updates will follow as appropriate.


Grosvenor Square update

March 08, 2013 11:31

The Grosvenor Square incident has now concluded - all roads are now open.

Grosvenor Square

March 08, 2013 10:41

Police are dealing with incident at Grosvenor Square, numerous road closures in area. Updates to follow

Central London protest - 08.03.13

March 07, 2013 14:19

A group called "reclaim it" are organising a protest for 08.03.13. The locations are not in Westminster, but the target location is central London. No further information is known at this time. All businesses & private premises are to ensure they have suitable security personnel & procedures in place.  


March 06, 2013 14:26

Police advise group of around thirty+ protesters are expected in the Mayfair area this afternoon protesting against the Arms Trade. Businesses directly or indirectly related to this Industry are advised to check Security arrangements


Piccadilly Circus/Regent St, W1

March 02, 2013 16:22

Piccadilly Circus/Regent St, W1: Road closures still in place. Services dealing. Please avoid area. See media for further updates.

Piccadilly Circus/Regent St, W1

March 02, 2013 12:49

Piccadilly/Regent St, W1:Road Closures: Due to a major water leak: number of vicnity road closures. Please avoid the area. Updates to follow.


February 19, 2013 12:03


Weekly Test Message - GSZ1202.02

February 12, 2013 11:56

Weekly test message - no action required


GSZ 1601.2 Nine Elms incident

January 16, 2013 10:42

11 casualties,2 fatalities.Road closures in place include,Vauxhall Bridge Rd sth,partially Wandsworth Road,Nine Elms Lane, Sth Lambeth Rd. Road Closures are subject to change and advised to avoid area.

GSZ 1601.2 Nine Elms incident

January 16, 2013 08:25

Helicopter crash at Nine Elms,details are scant at present,No suggestion that this is anything other than a terrible accident. More details to follow as they become available.

GSZ0101.1 New Years Day Parade

January 01, 2013 09:06

The parade starts at 1145 hrs. Road closures in place 0900 to 1800 hrs. Route is Piccadilly to Parliament Sq via Trafalgar Sq and Whitehall.  500,000 spectators expected.


December 25, 2012 11:47

TEST MESSAGE Happy Christmas from GSZ No Action Required

Boxing Day - Oxford Street

December 23, 2012 19:53

Dear All,


Please be advised that there is an additional police presence for the Oxford/Regent/Bond Street area this Boxing Day. This will probably be the busiest shopping day of the year. There is no specific intelligence to suggest that there will be any repeat of last year but rest assured that there will be additional police patrolling on foot who will be readily available if required. Please report any suspicious behaviour to an officer in person or by calling 101, or in an emergency 999.


Crime Prevention advice is attached below for stores and businesses that are open on Boxing Day.


On behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.






PS 141 CW Matthew TURNER | ORB Town Centre Team 2




West End Central Police Station | 27 Savile Row | London | W1S 2EX












Crime prevention advice



The following links to key website information have proved highly successful for the business community and their staff during recent protest in London:


Metropolitan Police Service - Metropolitan Police Business Portal


London Resilience Team | Business Continuity | Making Plans


Security and crime prevention | Business Link

You can help to protect your premises by taking a few sensible precautions. The following points are a list of considerations and are by no means exhaustive.

1. Premises should be suitable staffed with a prominent management presence

that can make themselves identifiable to police (in the event of an incursion).

2. Security officers, where possible, should have a visible presence on premises.

3. In the days leading up to an event ensure all staff are fully briefed.

4. All staff should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to security and / or police.

5. Consider minimizing the number of entry points to your building, or implementing queuing systems.

6. Ensure that the building perimeters are clear of debris, dustbins, ladders or loose tools and equipment.

7. Check that your emergency equipment/grab bags/ first aid supplies and radio communication systems are stocked and fully operational.

8. Check and test building security and emergency systems.

9. Ensure all members of staff are fully aware of any emergency/evacuation procedures.

10. Ensure CCTV coverage is fully operational and can provide the highest recording resolution as possible.

11. If your building has scaffolding erected or is in close proximity of scaffolding, security staff should be aware of the potential for easy access.