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In the run-up to the bonfire night and festive period The Royal Parks and Metropolitan Police are reminding people that they must not gather or bring fireworks or paper lanterns to Primrose Hill.

On November 5 there are new Coronavirus (Covid-19) national restrictions in place, which mean that people must stay at home and not gather with people outside of their household.

In previous years, an increasing number of people have visited Primrose Hill to celebrate and enjoy the various displays taking place in London on bonfire night and New Year’s Eve. This year we are urging people to stay at home. Most of the usual public celebrations will not go ahead as planned and the London New Year’s Eve fireworks are cancelled.

Nick Biddle, Park Manager for The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, said: “Primrose Hill isn’t suitable for hosting a display or for people to bring their own fireworks. Fireworks are not allowed in the Royal Parks, including Primrose Hill.

“In previous years we have been happy for people to respectfully observe London’s firework displays on Primrose Hill. This year is going to be very different. The usual celebrations have been cancelled or modified, so we are urging people to follow the guidance and stay indoors.”

As London is set to enter a new phase of national restrictions, the Met is setting out how officers will work with communities across the city to keep people safe.

From Thursday, significant new restrictions are being introduced in England by the Government, in order to control the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Matt Twist, the Metropolitan Police lead for Coronavirus, said: “Over the course of this awful epidemic, Londoners have responded brilliantly as regulations were introduced, both during the first wave and more recently when alert levels were established. Coronavirus poses a grave threat to everyone and to our NHS and I am confident we will all do the right thing as the heightened restrictions start on Thursday.

“It is vitally important that we’re all sensible, use common sense and stick to the rules. By working together, we can help prevent the spread of this deadly virus which has already claimed so many lives.”

ENDS

For media enquiries contact The Royal Parks press office on 0300 061 2128 or press@royalparks.org.uk



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