A ‘You Tube’ film giving the latest update about the protests in
Peterborough, on Saturday 11 December 2010 is now available.
The short film features Peterborough police's deputy divisional
commander superintendent Paul Fullwood and Peterborough City
Council’s executive director of operations Paul Phillipson. It
includes information about where and when the English Defence
League (EDL) and the Peterborough Trades Union Council (TUC) will
hold separate protests.
Supt Paul Fullwood said: “We understand that there is concern about
this event and people may be worried about the impact it may have
on them as individuals and the wider community. We are committed to
listening to those concerns and doing everything in our power to
“An important part of this process is ensuring we keep people
informed of the ongoing work to deal with these concerns and
prepare for the event. Over the next couple of weeks we will be
using a range of tools to ensure as many people as possible have
access to this information.”
Paul Phillipson said: “I’d like to reassure people that we are
working closely with the police to ensure local people, traders,
businesses and the city centre are protected and supported in the
run-up to the event and on the day.
“Our aim is to allow the protestors their democratic right to
demonstrate, whilst trying to keep disruption to a minimum. There
will be opportunities for people to support the unity and cohesion
in our city over this period, including a candlelit vigil in the
grounds of the Cathedral the day after the marches.”
As well as ‘You Tube’ people can to get the latest updates via
Twitter by following @SuptPaul or
visiting the police's website www.cambs.police.uk
. Messages will also be sent out on the day of the protest by text
message. People in the city on the day will be able to pick up
the messages by activating Bluetooth.
A multi-agency group community group, involving police and the city
council, has been set up to ensure the community is kept updated on
information about the protests and deal with any community
concerns. Members of the public with questions can email the group
People can also raise their concerns by calling the council on
(01733) 747474 or by calling the police on 0345 456 456 4.
To see the film visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlyIn_1GOvo