– Stoke-on-Trent City Council leader Mohammed Pervez
We have worked with the police and local communities to reassure residents and businesses that the protest is peaceful. The group is welcome to air its views and has co-operated with the council and the police in agreeing its route. We are monitoring events on the day, along with colleagues from the police, from a community safety perspective.
Hundreds of people are expected to march for the second time against plans to move the council offices in Stoke-on-Trent.