Our police front counters matter. One in four rape victims report the crime at police stations. Indeed, for all victims of crime, face-to-face contact with the police in a secure environment can be vitally important and reassuring.
That’s why the Conservative Mayor of London’s proposed reduction in front counter services concerns me.
Under the Mayor’s proposal, the 24 hour counter in Hornsey will only be open during the day. The Muswell Hill counter, which is currently staffed by volunteers, is also under threat of closure. This would leave Wood Green as the only Police front counter open for 24 hours in Haringey.
In a recent door-to-door survey conducted by my Liberal Democrat colleagues in Hornsey, 95% of respondents said they wanted a 24 hour counter service at their local station. Please tell me your views via my online survey about these proposed...
. Please fill in the survey today so that I can pass on your concerns to the Mayor of London.
Lynne Featherstone MP
Liberal Democrat for Hornsey and Wood Green