The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime – Public Consultation (link here)
As a result of Government funding cuts, since 2010, the Met Police have had to find £600m of savings and must save a further £400m by 2020.
Mayor Sadiq Khan is determined to protect the front line from cuts, and he has published draft plans to: close costly and underused police front counters in London and provide better ways to contact the Met online.
Doing this would help to meet growing public demand to be able to access Met Police services from smartphones, tablets and computers, whilst saving £10million that could be spent instead on frontline policing.
‘Have your say’ Here’s how you can learn more about the Mayor’s proposals and tell us what you think:
Send your comments and answers to the questions to: Consultation@mopac.london.gov.uk
Send your comments or answers to the questions to:
Public Access Consultation
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
City Hall, More London
The Metropolitan Police Service will be holding public consultation sessions in every London Borough so that local people can learn about the changes described in this document and can give their views.
Details of these sessions will be published shortly.
The consultation is open until 6thOctober 2017 here.
Gipsy Hill Police Station is a unique cross border Police station, allowing Police services to cover multiple local boroughs for the community around Crystal Palace.
In the draft strategy it contains the following local changes in Annex 3 and Annex 4 (please see the draft strategy document to see the full lists).
Annex 3: Front counters set to close and re- main, with average daily crime reports
Buildings marked + will be disposed of.
Closure Yes / No
|Daily at Front Counter (May 2017)|
|Lewisham – Catford+||Yes||0.3|
|Bromley – Copperfield House+||Yes||0.1|
|Southwark – Peckham||Yes||2.1|
Annex 4: List of buildings to be disposed of or exited, by type
|Type of Facility||Name||Borough|
|SN Base||CENTRAL HILL 19 GROUND FLOOR||CROYDON|
|SN Base||NORWOOD ROAD 186||LAMBETH|
|Police Station/Annex – With no Public Access||CAMBERWELL POLICE STATION||SOUTHWARK|
|Office||CATFORD HILL 128||LEWISHAM|
|Partnership||POST OFFICE 189-193 TORRIDON ROAD||LEWISHAM|