[g8-sheffield] Fw: report from jilllian re meeting w police re 15/6 demo

Chris Malins chrismalins at gmail.com
Tue May 17 18:12:35 BST 2005

I know from Christian Aid that Victoria Hall has been asked to close 
from 1.15pm on the 16th, rather than being open till 9pm as normal.

Jillian Creasy wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Jillian Creasy <mailto:jcreasy at onetel.com>
> *To:* g8-sheffield at lists.aktivix.org 
> <mailto:g8-sheffield at lists.aktivix.org>
> *Cc:* John Smith <mailto:johncsmith at btinternet.com>
> *Sent:* Monday, May 16, 2005 11:12 PM
> *Subject:* report from jilllian re meeting w police re 15/6 demo
> Dear all
> John Smith and I met with Gary Roche this lunch time (Monday). We said 
> we were organising a peaceful demo with the purpose of telling the 
> people of Sheffield and beyond how we feel about the G8. We want to hold 
> it at the end of the working day on the Wednesday when the G8 arrive, to 
> meet and march and rally in the city centre.
> Gary said that the area near the Winter Gardens would be out of bounds  
> from noon onwards on the Wednesday and the area near the Cutlers Hall 
> from noon onwards on the Thursday. He didn't say exactly what the nature 
> of the closure would be - shops and businesses have not been told they 
> have to close, this is an exaggerated rumour. But they definitely 
> wouldn't want anyone processing past those buildings. He didn't say how 
> wide the "cordon" would be, but that the Peace Gardens on Wednesday and 
> Fargate on Thursday would be " a little close for comfort".
> He suggested rallying on Devonshire Green. John said what about 
> somewhere on the Hallam campus - Gary didn't give an answer to that.
> I have a form on which to suggest a route but Gary agreed there was 
> little point me doing so until he could tell me what was going to be 
> closed off. He was supposed to be phoning/emailing me with further info 
> this afternoon but hasn't done so yet.
> Will keep you posted.
> Please send me any ideas, instructions ..
> Jillian
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