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Closing down soon - HMV, Blockbuster and your local police station

I recently added this event to our calendar - 

The Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, answers questions.

The Ham and High has this article on one of the implications of the new Policing Plans - about Police Station Closures

Police Stations will close because of this paragraph in the new Policing and Crime Commissioner Plans

Releasing underused assets
The MPS currently has 497 buildings, many of which no longer meet operational requirements.
The front counter provision through police stations is also inadequate and often sited in the wrong places. Visitor numbers in some stations are extremely low, using up money that could be better spent elsewhere. A draft estate strategy has been developed (and is being consulted on at the same time as this draft plan) that will create a more efficient estate with a much smaller headquarters and less costly buildings. This will allow the MPS to focus on the frontline and to ensure that where it is necessary to close one building, a better form of public access can be created. The estates strategy aims to reduce the MPS estate from 900,000 to 600,000 square metres.

If you want to register and attend one of the meetings you can do so here otherwise turn up. 

As the Ham and High says:

Under cost-cutting plans revealed by the Mayor of London’s office last week, the west of the borough [of Haringey] will be left with no 24-hour police front counter service. Tottenham’s counter service will have its hours cut to daytime only, leaving the Fishmonger’s Arms counter in High Road, Wood Green, as the borough’s sole 24-hour contact point.

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