This march is going to be huge and it has to be huge. We want it to be bigger than the October 2018 one and top bring London to a standstill on the day. Tell everyone you know about it, because the media coverage has been fairly patchy so far.
If you’d like to join Slough for Europe and the other groups that make up Berkshire for Europe on the journey to London and/or during the march, here are the meeting points and suggested timings:
Note carefully - there have been some changes to the times to better align with the other groups on Berkshire and their arrangements. Predictions (based on coaches booked from other groups etc) are that this march will be bigger than all the previous ones, so we need to get there with plenty of time, to stand any chance of staying together as a group.
The politicians are still trying to ignore the ever growing voice of those who want to Remain in the EU.
It's time to demand that they #PutItToThePeople
The last march in London last October was big. This one needs to be even bigger though. If you went last time, then try and invite along at least two people who didn't make it.
Sign up for the event here, so you will automatically see any updates.
Tell people you are going on the March on whatever social media you use.
Please tell the event organisers you are attending too, so that they get provisional ideas of numbers:
Although we have secured a short delay to our exit by default next week, this could be our last chance to let the government know the sheer scale of opposition to their plans.
(If you haven't come across plus codes before, you can type them directly into google and they will pinpoint a fairly specific area whether or not it has a postcode.)
- First meeting point - Slough Railway Station. Plus code: 9C3XGC65+RF
We will aim to get the 09:55 stopping train from Slough (probably platform 5). If we hear in advance from the people boarding at Maidenhead that this is very crowded, the suggested plan is to switch to the 10:07 fast train (Probably platform 3).
If you are running late, there is a 10:40 fast train getting into Paddington at 10:58 (Probably platform 3).
- Second meeting point - Caffe Nero in Paddington Station. Plus Code: GR8F+MHQ
At Paddington, we’ll meet by Caffe Nero, next to Bakerloo Underground entrance from 10:30 to 11:00. (NB: There are two Caffe Neros, don't go to the one at the end of platforms 3/4). It's around a 30-minute walk from Paddington to the meeting point.
At this stage, we will probably walk across Hyde Park, because many of the tube stations are likely to be closed. If people want to though, there is also the option of catching local buses to Marble Arch or other nearby locations and walking from there.
- Third meeting point - from 11:00 near the Australian War Memorial on the Hyde Park Corner roundabout (which will be closed to traffic), where people can sort themselves out, assemble flags and placards etc. Plus Code: GR2X+VF
Look out for the Slough or Berkshire for Europe flags.
- Final meeting point - after the March for anyone who wants to catch up with other local people: 14:00 to 16:00 near the steps in Trafalgar Square. Plus code: GV5C+8P
Please bear in mind that at the last march, because of the huge number of people there, most people found that their phones worked only intermittently, if at all. So, make sure you know what you are doing and have checked maps etc before you arrive in at the start of the march.
It's likely to be much cooler than previous marches, so remember to check the weather forecast carefully and wear appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes, and bring food and drink with you as there won't be much opportunity to buy anything on the route. There are various places to buy food at Paddington.
Also worth knowing in case you need it, there are loos at Paddington station, apparently at Hyde Park Corner tube, and Westminster tube.
At past marches, due to the amount of people, internet access was intermittent, so don't rely on it.
If you are posting images etc to social media, please use the hashtags #PutItToThePeople and #PeoplesVoteMarch
Finally - please tag Slough for Europe in any posts if you want us to see them.
We will keep the most up to date event details on our Facebook event page, in case of any last minute changes to our plans.
Come along to the march - on your own or with friends, join up with Slough for Europe or another group or just do your own thing - the most important thing is that you are there.