March for Change – 20th July 2019

Reunite the people. Reunite with Europe.

On Saturday the 20th July, there is a big march in London to show the new Prime Minister, the country and the world that we want to stop the Brexit chaos.

We’ve had enough of politics as usual. Fixated on Brexit, our politicians have wasted the last three years. Only together, with Europe and the world, can we fix the huge issues that face us all, from the climate emergency, to schools, the NHS and the housing crisis.

 

Transport

We are now running a coach from Somerset, starting from Taunton, stopping just outside Yeovil and at Wincanton. You can book tickets from here. Child and concession tickets are available. We also have a handful of sponsored seats available; email us to ask.

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:

Please arrive before those times, so that we can leave on time!

Please bring:

  • 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 is being supplied by Berry’s, who are being very helpful. Their coaches are of an excellent standard. There are toilets on board, so we won’t be making any stops on the journey. Bring your own on-board refreshments; no hostess trolley, I’m afraid!

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.

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