Frognal and Fitzjohns SNP fight against removal of police presence in NW3
HAMPSTEAD POLICE STATION
FROGNAL AND FITZJOHNS SNP FIGHT AGAINST REMOVAL OF POLICE PRESENCE FROM NW3
A CALL TO ACTION
Did you know that NW3 is about to lose it’s police station and police presence in NW3? If you do not like the idea, please join us on Tuesday 22 January and voice your objection. There is still a chance but we need to show up and be counted.
The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh and senior police officers will hold a consultation on:
Tuesday 22 January, 2013
The Camden Centre
London, WC1H 9AU
Phone: 020 7974 5633
You need to pre-register here: http://tinyurl.com/af9shx4
We in NW3, are about to lose our police station and our bobbies on the beat. Given the earmarked closure of Hampstead and West Hampstead police stations, our Safer Neighbourhood Teams are likely to be relocated to Kentish Town station.
Our SNP has serious concerns about such a relocation because Kentish Town is not a safe ward and it is a long way away. If our SNT is travelling to us from there and see a crime being committed, they will have to stop and deal with it and may never make it to us. We will effectively have lost our bobbies on the beat. We also understand that there is 1 bicycle allocated to all six members of our SNT to get to us.
The distance travel from Kentish Town to Frog and Fitz is simply not practical and another solution must be found where they can remain in our midst – thus giving effect to the long implemented model of neighbourhood based policing.
We have had a police presence in Hampstead for almost 100 years. Our SNP has resolved that it will not stand by and see our right, and the right of our children to be protected, eroded by short term decision making. We reject any decision to remove our SNT to Kentish Town.
History is on our doorstep. The question is “how are we going to respond”. Join me and the Frog and Fitz SNP at the consultation meeting at 8pm next Tuesday and let’s show the Mayor’s Office and the Met that we care about the decisions they take about our community.
Chair of the Frognal and Fitzjohns SNP