New Year Eve's fireworks (5)

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What assurances have you been given that public disorder problems will not occur outside the 'payzone' for this year's New Year's Eve fireworks?


Answer for New Year Eve's fireworks (5)

Answer for New Year Eve's fireworks (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In previous years, over half of the estimated 500,000 people coming to watch the fireworks were unable to get access to the viewing areas as they were full. These, often disappointed crowds were dealt with by the stewarding company, and where appropriate the MPS. With the introduction of ticketing, it is expected that these crowds will be reduced, however, for this year the stewarding and policing resource outside of the ticketed viewing areas will remain the same.