Churchill Labour Councillors Shamim Talukder and Jason Williams have written to Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, calling for the retention of the front counter service at Belgravia Police Station.
Cllr Jason Williams said: “The front counter service at Belgravia is a vital community resource which has already been cut back from a 24/7 service. Closing the service in Belgravia and relying on Charing Cross Police Station will mean the already busy services there will be put under greater pressure and mean there is less time to deal with queries from the public.”
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime and Metropolitan Police Service Public Access and Engagement Strategy – which proposes closing counters across London – was published over the summer and the closing date for responses is 5.30pm on 6 October 2017. You can send in your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, by writing to Public Access Consultation, MOPAC, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA. You can also have your say online.
Since coming to power in 2010, the Conservative government has cut the budget for the Metropolitan Police by £600 million and plans at least another £400 million in cuts to London’s police funding. Theresa May and Amber Rudd must end the austerity that has so damaged our vital public services and instead protect Westminster’s police numbers and front counters.
UPDATE: Please sign our petition to save the police station.