Notting Hill Carnival

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3734
Question By: 
Kemi Badenoch
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What would the reduction in policing costs be if the Notting Hill carnival took place over Saturday and Sunday and not the Bank Holiday Monday?

Answer

Answer for Notting Hill Carnival

Answer for Notting Hill Carnival

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Police Officers and other staff receive enhanced payments on bank holidays, and if there was no carnival activity on Monday this would not be payable.   Carnival currently commences on Saturday, and extends over three days.  It is a community event and to move it from the Monday would not be a decision for the police.  No detailed costings been calculated.