Put People First took place on the same weekend as the March for the Alternative in 2009. Around 100,000 people attended. The march followed the same route as we will on the 26 th . This picture shows the march assembling on Victoria Embankment. Notice the march is coming towards us on the wrong side of the road, with the other carriageway still open. See how some people are on the wrong side of the barrier presenting an obvious risk of being hit by a car, particularly this person [click mouse] who is walking on the raised curb holding the hand of a child walking in the road.
Here the march is coming towards us but there a number of people on the left by the bus stop looking the other way either watching the march or attempting to walk up the street in the other direction. It is important to keep a distinction between those who are marching and those who are not.
Many groups will bring this type of banner to lead their delegation. Obviously if the march is continuous these will not be seen by the public or cameras. It is very important that we keep the march moving as groups attempting to maximise a photo opportunity can cause problems.
Some delegations are easier to spot than others!
There’s no problem making a noise but if bands of musicians try and stop and give a mini performance they can cause problems so, again, try and keep them moving.
People will turn up with all manner of placards etc some of which can become hazardous particularly in bad weather.
What about this person? If a member of the public is putting themselves in danger who is not a part of your delegation should you approach them?
The march will be heavily policed. They are there to help you. What we all want is a safe, peaceful event…
Not one that turns sour.
This is the route of the march from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park.
Marcher will start assembling on the Embankment between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridge from 11am aiming to move off at 12 noon. The Kings College student union where you will register as stewards is close to Temple tube station.
Here’s the location from Google Maps
This is the building here, it will be clearly signposted.
The march will proceed down to Westminster the turn back up Whitehall, past Trafalgar Square to Regent Street, along Piccadilly and then turn right into Park Lane to enter the rally in Hyde Park. A copy of this map is on the back of your briefing document.
Transcript of "March26 97v.2"
March for the Alternative March 26 th 2011 London March Stewards Briefing
Welcome and Housekeeping March Stewards Briefing
Agenda for the Session <ul><li>The March Briefing </li></ul><ul><li>ACTIVITY – your issues and concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson learned / points to watch for </li></ul><ul><li>ACTIVITY – Dealing with Situations </li></ul><ul><li>The march route and key locations </li></ul><ul><li>ACTIVITY – Planning for the big day </li></ul>
March Stewards’ Briefing <ul><li>The route of the March is from The Embankment to Hyde Park </li></ul><ul><li>Assemble from 11am at the Embankment </li></ul><ul><li> The March will start at 12noon </li></ul><ul><li>The TUC has hired Kings College Student Union, near the start of the March as a key Centre for organising the March </li></ul>
March Stewards’ Briefing <ul><li>Route Stewards will be sent an orange high visibility jacket and stewards handbook through the post </li></ul><ul><li>Route Stewards will be able to sign in with senior stewards at points along the Embankment between 9.30 and 10.30am on the morning of the March (spare jackets and handbooks will also be available) </li></ul><ul><li>There will be static Senior Stewards (wearing pink high visibility jackets) every 100metres of the route with radio contact, so Route Stewards will never be more than 50 metres from a Senior Steward for assistance and advice </li></ul>
March Stewards’ Briefing <ul><li>If there are 100,000 on the March, it is estimated that the end of the March will not leave the Embankment until 3 hours after the March started </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Route Stewards need to give a mobile phone number to receive text alerts on the day </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
March Stewards’ Briefing <ul><li>You should also leave an emergency contact number in case of any problems </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Any more details or changes of arrangements will be posted on the website www.tuc.org.uk/alltogetherfor/stewarding.cfm
ACTIVITY 1 Sharing your concerns March Stewards Briefing