Looking for something specific?

Incident at Westminster: Safety and Security Update

post-image

23rd March 2017

Following yesterday’s incident at Westminster, South Bank BID would like to update you with safety and security information from the UK National Counter-Terrorism Policing Headquarters and the Metropolitan Police.

Following the incident at Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, you will see an increased visible police presence on the streets for the foreseeable future. This is to reassure the public. There is no change to the UK national threat level: it remains ‘severe’. At this stage the view is that yesterday’s attacker acted alone, inspired by international terrorism.

The advice is that if anything seems suspicious to you, trust your instincts and call 999 or, where an immediate response is not required and you suspect you may have witnessed hostile reconnaissance, call the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or call 101. Remain alert of your surroundings, keeping phones close to hand and charged, but avoiding using them, or headphones, whilst travelling.

Businesses are advised to: consider reviewing your security patrol strategy, to make routines less predictable; to shut non-essential entry points and focus CCTV on entry and exits; and refresh ‘Project Griffin’ training for security staff. You are also advised to review building and business continuity plans; ensure that First Aid points are stocked and known to staff; and to circulate the Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack video to your staff.

We will bring you further updates following the incident at Westminster just as soon as we get them.

Subscribe to
the newsletter

...

Download all
our newsletters

Click here to view
the archive

...

Featured Offers
& Promotions

...

Mondrian Supports BID Star Card

Gourmet Pizza offer for South Bank Star Card Holders

Happy Hour at Caffe Vergnano 1882

Miss Nightingale: Exclusive Discount

Carnival Kitsch

Valentine’s Day Decadence with Hotel Chocolat

Half Price Wine at the Archduke and Black and Blue Waterloo

Chinese New Year at Ping Pong Dim Sum

Veganuary at Las Iguanas South Bank

Lazy Sumdays at Ping Pong

Dance Before Christmas

Locale: 15% Off at All Times

Unlimited Bubbles at Skylon

Autumn Offers at Slug and Lettuce

Autumn Comforts by Hotel Chocolat

YO! Sushi

Fancy Some Summer Sizzle?

It’s Time to Chill!

Eye-Popping Days out!

Graduating? Celebrate With Bubbles!

Love Your Skin this Summer at Kiehl’s

Happy hour(s) at Ping Pong

Lunch With Unlimited Bubbles at Skylon

Oh My Cod! 10% off

Archduke

Tortilla Tuesday is back!

Win: Half Price and Free Bumper Cars at Namco!

Kiehl’s Flash Sale!

Local Discount: Riverfront Bar & Kitchen

Say No to Socks with Las Iguanas!

Ping Pong: Pre Theatre Menu

Canteen: June Offer!

Las Iguanas: Kids Eat FREE

Namco Funscape

Kiehl’s: Free Skin Checks

Canteen: May Offer

Sports Bar & Grill

Pick and Mix Lunch at Ping Pong

Primo Bar: Soothe Your Ears

Brasserie Joel Bellinis

Spend Some Time at Gillray’s For Less

20% off the A La Carte Menu hmm?

Tortilla Tuesday at Las Iguanas!

Tortillas, maybe even tequilas

Riverfront Bar & Kitchen Burger Night

Burger Night

Doddle

20% off Doddle Waterloo Membership

Giraffe

Kids main & selected drink for just £5.65

J-Me at OXO Tower Wharf

10% Discount on j-me Products

Mondrian London

Enjoy an overnight stay, roast dinner and breakfast for two for just £195.

London Marriott Hotel County Hall

Free gift with any spa treatment

Park Plaza County Hall

Save up to 30% at Park Plaza

Contact our
Public Realm

...

View the Local
Business Directory

...