We are getting very excited that the National Rejoin March (NRM) is fast approaching - Saturday 10th September. This will be a family-friendly event. Please come prepared with comfortable shoes, sunscreen, water, snacks, and your mobile phone for photos. Accessibility is being addressed too - see below.
It is being supported by European Movement UK, Grassroots for Europe, Stay European, and lots of other organisations. For more information on volunteering, the march route, etc., check out the official march website https://marchforrejoin.co.uk/ .
Please note that SW Surrey branch is NOT organising a bus or coach - suggested train times are below.
Please bring flags and banners. Of course the EU flag🇪🇺, the Union flag🇬🇧, the Ukraine flag🇺🇦, and flags of any EU nation can be flown, and we especially encourage you to make your own banners with your own slogans.
Marchers should collect at Park Lane from 12 midday. The march is expected to set off at 1pm. Those with Accessibility needs should collect at the Guards Crimean War Memorial on Waterloo Place (which is just off Pall Mall) between 1 and 2pm, and join the march for the last 0.7 miles (or a kilometer) down Whitehall.
The speeches will run from 3pm to 4:30pm (approx).
Train Times for SW Surrey
Farnham 10:28 - Waterloo 11:39
Aldershot 10:34 - Waterloo 11:39
Godalming 10:51 - Waterloo 11:41
Haslemere 10:42 - Waterloo 11:41
Meet under the clock at Waterloo between 11:40 - 11:55. There is a chance for a comfort break here.
For those willing to walk to the starting point, we will depart Waterloo Station at 12:00 sharp, on foot, going via The Mall to avoid congestion, and to arrive outside Hilton Park Lane before 13:00. A map of the intended route to the starting point is here: https://goo.gl/maps/ZDdML9CyWLRLtX2n6
Tube or Bus
Others may wish to take the underground or the bus to the southern end of Park Lane, the Hilton hotel, postcode W1K 1BE.
March and Rally
The March is due to leave Park Lane at about 13:00 and start to arrive in Parliament Square between 14:30 and 15:00.
The Rally and speeches in Parliament Square are due to run between 15:00 and 16:30.
Those who cannot manage the full march, but can manage the walk down Whitehall (1 km or 0.7 miles), the arrangements are to meet at the Guards Crimean War Memorial / Florence Nightingale statue on Waterloo Place/Pall Mall at 14:00 and join the march when it passes along Pall Mall. If you choose this option, you should find your own way to the War Memorial, and join the march at any convenient point. If you want to meet up with SW Surrey friends, I suggest you look for the SW Surrey flag (below) when on Parliament Square.