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Thursday 18 December 2014 3.25pm
I just realised we have not received any info on the New Year's Eve arrangements. Where will the ticketed areas be? Tried to look on the website but all it says that those affected have been contacted? Will I be able to get from Blackfriars Road to Covent Garden on the night without taking a huge detour? Anyone know?
Thursday 18 December 2014 3.31pm
Found this bit in some letter posted on the website (shame they did not send it to us)

North/South River crossing on foot
Pedestrian access across Westminster Bridge will start to be restricted from 2pm onwards
and across the Golden Jubilee Bridges (Hungerford Bridge) from 4pm. You will still be able
to cross the river via Lambeth Bridge or Waterloo Bridge unless and until these need to be
closed for public safety reasons. After Lambeth and Waterloo Bridges close, river crossing
will be possible via Southwark Bridge or Vauxhall Bridge. We would recommend that you
avoid crossing the river by foot and use London Underground services to arrive at a station
on the same side of the river as your destination.

Ignoring Blackfriars Bridge? Or is that inside the zone?

Edit to add - found more on the ticketing site - still not sure where the perimeter fences are going to be
Thursday 18 December 2014 3.58pm
More detail for residents here:

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Thursday 18 December 2014 5.49pm
Nelson, our block also didn't get any info (which was confirmed to me by the organisers in an email, despite claiming at the Southbank Forum they had written to all affected properties).

You need to order a wristband ASAP or you might be able to get out but you won't be able to get back!
Thursday 18 December 2014 5.51pm
Yes - did email them and thankfully got a very prompt reply and a promise of a wristband sent to me in the post.
Thursday 18 December 2014 8.20pm
I too was forced to get in touch proactively due to the shocking lack of clear information. Also got a prompt response but still unclear on the boundaries as they just asked me where I live and told me I am indeed in the ticketed area (just East of Blackfriars road, north of Union St here). I got the impression it might potentially be the entire areas covered by the road closures in the file James linked to above...

This is despite receiving no information at all in the post, as referenced to in multiple locations. No reason given for not getting in touch. They're rushing out wristbands for me and my guests tomorrow... From the lack of people on here who have been contacted it seems they probably just didn't bother!

It's really very poor that they just give London's streets and areas over to a private firm who will then limit access to our own homes and not even provide us proper information...
Thursday 18 December 2014 10.45pm
Does not bode well on how it is going to go on the night... let's hope that our passes make it in time in the Christmas post and other delivery issues around here. Quite a few people will be caught out in it
Friday 19 December 2014 12.35am
I wrote and said we hadn't received any information at Styles House (on The Cut)and got a prompt reply and it appears that bands are not strictly required:

Thanks for your email and getting in touch.

Styles House is within a managed area affected as part of the wider 8pm road closures plan. Vehicle access in or out will not be possible after this time. Pedestrian barriers will also be in place.

This will be largely the same as in previous years whereby residents have shown a proof of address to enable ease of access through pedestrian barriers.

In order to make this easier for residents and their guests we have this year implemented a wristband system which will enable residents to pass through these barriers and more easily access their property after this time.

These are by no means essential, they are simply to make it easier for people with guests to get to their property and deter non-residents.

At no point will residents be refused access to their property.

If you or any of your neighbours would like these passes please email me with your full name, address and how many passes you would like and we can send these out to you in the post this week.

Many thanks

Mark Bustard
New Years Eve Business & Residents Liaison Team / Jack Morton Worldwide (Public Events) /London / Direct: + 44 (0)20 8735 2382 / [email protected]
Friday 19 December 2014 11.31am
Oh, what a coincidence! The leaflet was in the letterbox this morning ;)
Friday 19 December 2014 1.26pm
We still haven't got ours.
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