Thames Valley Police is proud to be working with our partners in policing this year’s Royal Regatta
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The Henley Royal Regatta attracts thousands of spectators to watch rowing of a world class standard over a five day period. This year the Regatta will run from Wednesday 11 August until Sunday 15 August.
Plans for policing the event are already underway and Thames Valley Police officers will be on hand throughout to ensure the event is safe and enjoyable for everyone.
Superintendent Sarah Grahame, tactical commander for the Royal Regatta said: “Henley Royal Regatta is one of the biggest annual policing events within the Thames Valley which takes a great deal of planning and organisation. This year however will not see a ‘normal’ Regatta, as there will be fewer public facilities and most areas are only available to ticket holders.
“We still expect to see a large number of visitors to Henley, which will increase traffic and congestion through the town centre. We advise you to book your tickets in advance, and ask that motorists be patient and mindful of the increased traffic and pedestrians. Remember to leave plenty of time for your journeys, and to carefully follow the appropriate signs to the allocated car parks.
“The Neighbourhood Policing team in Henley will be an integral part of our operation and will ensure the priorities of the local community are acted on, as normal, during this time, and a number of security measures have been put in place to ensure that members of the public can continue to enjoy the Regatta in a safe and secure environment.
“We would like to remind members of the public to remain vigilant and if you see or hear anything unusual then please report to an officer on site or by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.”
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