Category Archives: Police

£1bn police cuts across London

Brixton Police Station

Brixton could be the only police station left in Lambeth as part of the government’s plans to cut the Metropolitan Police budget by a further £400m by 2020.

£600m has been cut since 2010 and means a thousand police officers have already disappeared from London’s streets.

There was a big and successful campaign to save Gipsy Hill police station in Upper Norwood a few years ago and our local police station is still open to the public a few days a week. (See our post 28/6/13) However this public facing desk will have to go together with most of our local beat officers if the Met’s proposals to meet the next round of cuts goes ahead. For details see:

https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/public_acess_strategy.pdf

Lambeth Labour councillors are calling on the government to reconsider their cuts to our police service. To support the campaign go to: https://www.change.org/p/sos-saveourstations

This is not just a London issue see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4764324/40-police-stations-close-violent-crime-surges.html

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London Policing Plan 2017 – 2021

Sadiq Khan is consulting on the new draft policing plan for London  with plans to crack down on knife crime and improve victims services. Our London  Mayor is proposing three new London-wide commitments:

  • keeping children and young people safe
  • tackling violence against women and girls
  • and standing together against extremism, hatred and intolerance

To have a say on this draft plan: go to the consultation website.

Deadline for comments is Thursday 2nd March 2017

At  a time when government is cutting public sector budgets  the London Metropolitan police are having to make considerable savings. £600m efficiency savings have been made since 2019 and the government requires a further £400m savings by 2020.

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Thurlow Park Road accident

image002On Wednesday 25th January at 7.15am a young woman was involved in a traffic collision on Thurlow Park Road near Birkbeck Hill SE21 8JS not far from the Tulse Hill one –way system.

She was taken to hospital by air ambulance but tragically died the following day.

Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit would like to speak to  anyone who witnessed the collision who has any information. Please call 020 8543 5157 or send a twitter message to @MetCC.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Sadiq Khan for London Mayor

Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood

Campaigning for Sadiq Khan in West Norwood

The important elections for London Mayor are only  a few weeks away.  Make sure you have a right to vote on May 5th

Online registering is very easy and takes only  a few minutes – you just need your NI number. See  https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting , is the Labour candidate.  Sadiq’s priorities for ordinary Londoners are affordable Housing , affordable Transport & effective Policing. For more information see his manifesto  http://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/themes/569cb9526a21db3279000001/attachments/original/1457451016/x160668_Sadiq_Khan_Manifesto.pdf?1457451016.

And follow Sadiq on twitter @SadiqKhan

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Tackling Crime and Disorder meeting

Lambeth Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee is meeting at The  Old Library, 14-16 Knight’s Hill SE27 0HY on Wednesday 23rd March 2016.

The meeting starting at 7pm will focus on crime and disorder including the performance of the Safer Lambeth Partnership and the borough’s Youth Offending Service.

Police and council officers, and councillors, will be on hand to answer individual queries before the meeting from 6pm.

For detailed facts & figures see the papers at: http://moderngov.lambeth.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=113&MId=9676

All very welcome to attend

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Contact our new MP

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes

Helen Hayes, the newly elected Labour MP for West Norwood, holds regular advice sessions every second Friday of the month (except August) at 10am-11.30am  in West Norwood Leisure Centre , Devane Way SE27 0DF.

Other sessions take place (except August) every:

  • first Friday 12.30pm to 2pm at East Dulwich Community Centre, Darrell Road SE22 9NL
  • third Friday 10am – 11.30am at Brixton Advice Centre, 165-167 Railton Road SE24 0LU
  • and every fourth Friday 10am to  11.30am at Kingswood House, Seeley Drive SE21 8QN

We can also contact Helen by email  helen.hayes.mp@parliament.uk or by phoning 020 7219 6971

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New Police shop in Streatham

New police shop in “the Streatham dip“

New police shop in “the Streatham dip“

The London Mayor has closed and sold off the Streatham Police station at the corner of Shrubbery Road  and opened a police desk at 328 Streatham High Road SW16 6HH . The new police shop is  open to the public  Monday-Wednesday 9-5pm, Thursday 12-8pm, Friday 9-5pm and closed at weekends. It has no disabled access facilities.

Gipsy Hill Police Station at  66 Central Hill SE19 1DT remains open to the public  in the evenings on  Wednesdays & Thursdays 7-8pm and Saturday afternoon  2-3pm

Brixton Road Police station SW9 7DD is open 24 hours a day

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