This is it. The big one. We have a government that is 100% focussed on destroying the economy and prospects of the United Kingdom for a generation to satisfy some narrow political interests. They aren’t listening to the people of this country, and they don’t want to listen. But if enough of us come to London on Saturday October 19th, they will hear us.
Please note: the date has been moved to the 19th, as the previous date, a week earlier, would have clashed with a big fund-raiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
We are running a coaches from Somerset, starting from Taunton, stopping just outside Yeovil and at Wincanton. Other routes will be announced later; we expect to start booking for Glastonbury/Street, Wells, Shepton and Frome in a day or two.
We will update this post as the details are refined, so please keep checking here for new information.
The coach leaves at the following times:
- Coach 1
Please arrive before those times, so that we can leave on time!
- Water and food
- Flagpoles and flags (we are bringing spare flags too)
- Placards, T-shirts etc
- A map of central London (or satnav)
- Your mobile phone to keep in touch if we get split up
- A big smile!
The coach will stop at the Euro Coach Park, 150 Bayswater Rd, Kensington, London W2 4RT, in the north-west corner of Hyde Park, at around 11.30. It will remain parked there all day.
You will be able to leave things on board the coaches
The coach will leave from the Euro Car Park on Bayswater Road at 5.30 pm sharp
The coach drivers have limited driving hours by law, so if you get to the coach park after that time, you will be left behind.
We expect to be back in Taunton after 9 p.m.
Meeting and Marching
We will assemble in the south-east corner of Hyde Park, by Achilles’ Statue, at around 12:15. See map above. It is a pleasant 40 minute walk across Hyde Park, or you can catch the tube at Queensway to Hyde Park Corner, or buses along Bayswater Road to Marble Arch, and then down Park Lane to Hyde Park Corner.
We will be carrying Somerset flags (red wyvern on yellow ground) on tall flagpoles, so look out for those.
Don’t forget to write to your MP.
Organisation and Safety
Last March’s march was very well organised, and this one will be even better. There will be more relay screens, so we should all get to see and hear the speeches. It will be safe and happy; in March, with 1,000,000 of us, the police made no arrests at all!
Mobile phone access is likely to be tricky, with so many people there. Try texting rather than phoning. You could try using open wi-fi services, such as BT’s FON, if you have access to them. You might need to download an app before the march.
What if it is Cancelled?
It is unlikely that anything will stop the march going ahead, but if it is cancelled, we will refund the cost of the ticket minus any unavoidable costs. We cannot guarantee the amounts of refund.
Supporting the March
If you want to support the march, but can’t join us in London, please consider making a donation.