Number of protests turned down

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many requests to use Parliament Square for protest have been rejected, breaking it down by year as far back as you have the data?


Answer for Number of protests turned down

Answer for Number of protests turned down

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Facilities Management team has a two stage process for applying to use Parliament Square Gardens to hold an activity.

When a potential booker telephones the team, they are advised on whether their requested date is available and on a range of conditions that are applied to use the space. If they wish to continue with the booking, the enquirer is then advised to complete an application form.

Once an application form is submitted a decision matrix is used to determine whether the activity will be authorised or not.

There are no records of any applications being rejected within the current retention period.  However, many users will self-select not to continue with their booking once they have discussed dates, capacity and the various conditions of use.