Luigi Straccia (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley Police)
Thames Valley Police Superintendent Olly Wright, LPA commander for Aylesbury, is to hold an online question and answer session this evenint (7/10) at 7pm, ahead of planned demonstrations in Aylesbury on Saturday 10 October.
The session’s aim will be to answer any questions that residents and local business owners may have about the forthcoming demonstrations.
It follows the announcement that the English Defence League (EDL) is planning to hold a peaceful demonstration in Aylesbury on 10 October. A counter-demonstration is also being planned in Aylesbury for the same day.
The route of the march will likely bring the EDL group from the top of Walton Street, into town and past the library, around Market Square and gathering in Kingsbury Square for speeches.
The march and speeches will take place between 1pm and 3pm approximately.
Superintendent Olly Wright, LPA commander for Aylesbury Vale, said: “Thames Valley Police recognises everyone’s right to demonstrate peacefully, and our aim is to facilitate a peaceful demonstration.
“I recognise the impact that this demonstration may have on the people of Aylesbury going about their business on Saturday.
“As always, we and our partner agencies will be working to ensure that the impact on local people, businesses and visitors is minimised.
“This online session is a valuable opportunity for members of the community to ask any questions, or make us aware of any concerns they might have about the planned demonstrations.
“I would ask for the support of all sections of the community to help us and our partners, to make sure these demonstrations pass by smoothly.”
Any residents with specific questions about the planned demonstrations can take part in the online question and answer session with Superintendent Wright, which can be accessed via the following link:
For more information about this weekend’s demonstrations, please follow @Tvp_aylesbury or #AylesburyDemos.