By Neil Foster – Sovereign Independent UK –
Following a meeting with the Police Liaison Officer, Steve Lee, who is responsible for managing the protest at the upcoming Bilderberg Meeting, the area suggested for the media is inside the front entrance of The Grove Hotel and the adjacent field to directly facing the front entrance, with a good view of all incoming and exiting vehicles as well as areas on the inside of the main entrance behind the small boxhedges to accommodate the large numbers of media wishing to cover the event.
It has also been confirmed that portable toilet facilities will be supplied at the site where it is expected that numbers in the hundreds will congregate to welcome Bilderberg attendees to The Grove for their annual conference.
An area of the field behind the metal railings will be available to accommodate anyone wishing to voice their opinions on the event.
However, the main stipulation to allow the media and other protesters onto The Grove Hotel site is that it will require a pat down by private security firm G4S. This is a requirement of The Grove Hotel and NOT the Hertfordshire Police Constabulary. A request for exactly what this will entail shall be made available in the coming days but I have been told it will not be as intrusive as currently being used at airports. Steve Lee and other police officers will be present at all times to ensure compliance of G4S within the agreed limits of their pat downs.
It has also been proposed that the area just outside the gates will be cordoned off with barriers to allow those who don’t wish to be searched the opportunity to protest in safety. It is a very busy road with large volumes of traffic and this is an understandable precaution to avoid any accidents.
It has also been proposed by Steve Lee that parking for media and private vehicles may be made available on Hempstead Road which although having the same name as the main road passing the front entrance is actually directly opposite the main entrance and runs parallel to the main Hempstead Road accessible via Courtland’s Drive which is first left after the main entrance coming from the M25.
See map here:- https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tab=wl
It is also hoped that a catering outlet will be present on, or close to, the main entrance.
I’ll be in touch with Steve Lee again tomorrow in relation to setting up of press tents etc. although it has been made clear that there will be no access to the media area overnight. Times have also to be confirmed for access to the site.
Apologies for the quality of the video below but torrential rain prevented a longer piece.