Frequently Asked Questions
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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.
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There are certain types of events that require the organiser to notify the police in advance of the event. The requirements are that if a public procession is intended to,
- demonstrate support for or opposition to the views or actions of any person or body of persons;
- publicise a cause or campaign, or
- mark or commemorate an event
then advance notice must be given unless it is not reasonably practicable to do so. The notice must specify,
- the date when it is intended to hold the procession,
- the time when it is intended to start it,
- its proposed route, and
- the name and address of the person (or one of the persons) proposing to organise it.
It must be delivered at least 6 days before the event.
If the event is not classed as a public procession then it might be still worthwhile contacting your local police station to inform them of the event in any case.