Tens of Thousands Expected For Procession in Southall

Police advise avoid the area if possible


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Vaisakhi Procession - Southall - Sunday 7 April 2013

Local policing arrangements will be in place to help this year's Vaisakhi procession. We will be working with our partners to ensure that those people who are celebrating can do so safely, whilst minimising the disruption to the rest of the community. The additional police officers on duty in and around Southall will ensure that this is a safe, peaceful and happy event.

The Vaisakhi procession will take the following route through the Southall Area:
Commencing at around 12:15hrs, turning right into King Street, and continue along The Green and into South Road. It will then turn left into the High Street and Right into Green Drive. Finally, it will turn right into Park Avenue where it will finish outside the Park Avenue Gurdwara.

The procession will make five stops at the following locations:
King Street, outside the Mandir Hindu Temple.
South Road at the junction with Park Avenue.
South Road at the junction with St. Josephs Drive.
High Street at the junction with Lady Margaret Road.
High Street, outside the Fire Station.

Superintendent Simon Message said

"We anticipate between 70,000 - 100,000 people will take part in the procession this year and wish those attending a safe and happy event. I appeal to members of the public not participating in the event to avoid the area if at all possible, as congestion in the area will be high. If you are planning to attend the area for the procession, we encourage you to use public transport to minimise congestion in the area as there will be road closures and diversions in place. We urge everyone who is attending the procession to think safety at all times".


5th April 2013



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