THERE will be no significant impact to the town centre or fixed road closures following this weekend’s demonstration, is the message from South Yorkshire police chief.
The force said it was aware of a proposed demonstration by the Britain First group on Saturday, October 4 in Rotherham town centre.
Around 200 people are expected to attend the event, which will include a short march through Rotherham via Corporation Street and Bridgegate to All Saint's Square.
Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin said: “Public safety is our priority, balancing the rights of individuals’ right to protest against the rights of others going about their daily lives.
“This demonstration is on a much smaller scale to other demonstrations in recent weeks, including the EDL march in mid-September.
“There will be significantly fewer demonstrators and police officers working and there will be no barriers or fixed road closures.
“Overall, we do not anticipate there to be a significant impact to the town centre.”
Rolling road closures will be used as the march progresses through the town, to keep disruption to a minimum, police said.