Public Consultation Events – Closure of Police Front Counters

Southwark Met Police Public Consultation – 28th September 2017. The Consultation is being held at City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA. Please arrive from 1800 hours for a 1830 start.  Email  confirming whether or not you plan to attend.  Due to the length of time we have for the public consultation, the Senior Leadership Team wish to answer as many questions and discuss as many points that you may have within their opening discussion. Please send through any questions or discussion points that you may have before the close of play on MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2017.


Penge Forum meeting.  Tuesday 3rd October 2017, 7.30 pm. Melvin Hall, Melvin Road, SE20 8EU
Doors open 7pm for tea, coffee and biscuits
Sgt. Rob Goodwin will speak about the current position, proposals for Penge, Crystal Palace and Clock House and answer questions.  Plus updates on the delayed Penge parking schemes,High Street improvement works, and reports from local councillors and organisations.  All Welcome

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:

1.Read the draft strategy
2 Review our Impact Assessment – it investigates how the draft strategy affects different groups of Londoners
3.Fill out our Questionnaire

By email
Send your comments and answers to the questions to:

By post
Send your comments or answers to the questions to:
Public Access Consultation
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
City Hall, More London
Queen’s Walk

In person
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. Buildings marked + will be disposed of.


Front Counter


Closure Yes / No

Crimes Recorded
Daily at Front Counter (May 2017)
Lewisham – Catford+Yes0.3
Bromley – Copperfield House+Yes0.1
Southwark – PeckhamYes2.1


Annex 4: List of buildings to be disposed of or exited, by type

Type of FacilityNameBorough
Police Station/Annex – With no Public AccessCAMBERWELL POLICE STATIONSOUTHWARK