March 26th - London March for the Alternative

An event will take place in London on March 26th, where it is hoped thousands of people from across the country will come together to march through central London, calling on the coalition government to change their planned cuts.

The main march will gather on Victoria Embankment and form up between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges from 11am more details are available via http://marchforthealternative.org.uk/march-logistics/locations.

There will be a special assembly point in Savoy St at the start of the March for people in wheelchairs and with disabilities who wish to join the demonstration in a group.

Shorter March

For those who wish to join the march for a shorter distance there is a further assembly point in St James St (off Piccadilly).

There are accessible toilets that we have arranged within reasonable distance of this assembly point.

This will allow people to join the march for the final stretch into Hyde Park.

Read more about the arrangements being made to make the march accessible to as many people as possible by the organisers

Map of march route

View larger version of the full march route on Googlemaps

The organisers wish people to be formed up there by 12:45, but if you are being dropped off in a vehicle it is likely that all nearby roads will be closed from 11am.

They unfortunately cannot arrange exceptions for this as access roads will be completely closed and other roads by this time will be heavily congested

Of course people can join or leave the march at any point along the route, and as the march will be huge it is likely to be moving along Piccadilly from 1pm to probably at least 3:30pm, so if people wish to arrive later by tube they can.

Piccadilly, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner are all on the final stretch of the march.

You can read more about the March at www.marchforthealternative.org.uk and their specific page regarding arrangements for making the march accessible to as many people as possible.

Transport

A number of coaches will be leaving Norfolk, you can view the options at http://falseeconomy.org.uk/travel/east/NR/t1 or http://norfolkcoalitionagainstcuts.org/

Mobility Scooter hire

Anyone wishing to hire a mobility scooter for the day can call Mobility Scooter UK on 0800 328 1699, and ask for "Alison". They deliver to agreed collection points. If you specify you are coming on the TUC march, and if you are coming with others, they are prepared to offer bulk discounts. You will need to make all arrangements directly with the company as march organisers have no connection with them.

Virtual March

For those who can not make the march in person an online version has been put in place, you can read more information about this via http://www.dpac.uk.net/2011/02/light-up-a-map-of-the-uk-online-in-solidarity-with-the-protesters-on-the-streets-on-26-march and http://www.dpac.uk.net/2011/03/email-us-your-protest-to-be-in-solidarity-with-the-protesters-on-the-streets-on-26-march-online

Further information/links

Paper Cuts (March for the Alternative, 26 March, London) from csp.org.uk on Vimeo.

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