We are extremely concerned about the plans to close eight police stations in Lambeth.
Brixton station would remain as the only publicly accessible station to report crimes in the borough. The following stations would close:
- Loughborough Junction
- Cobalt Square
- Clement Avenue
- Coldharbour Lane
- Norwood Road
- Cavendish Road
The Government has made huge cuts to the police, with even deeper cuts on the way.
Between 2010 and 2020, £1 billion will have been cut from the London Met police budget.
We believe visible community-based policing is vital to tackling crime and providing reassurance to all residents, especially at a time when London has seen a rise in serious violence and terrorist attacks.
We call on the Government to reconsider their cuts to our police service and work with the Mayor of London and local authorities to keep our police stations open.
Cllr Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council
Cllr Mohammed Seedat, Cabinet Member for Healthier & Stronger Communities
Chuka Umunna MP, Member of Parliament for Streatham
Kate Hoey MP, Member of Parliament for Vauxhll
Helen Hayes MP, Member of Parliament for Dulwich & West Norwood
Marsha de Cordova MP, Member of Parliament for Battersea and Councillor for Larkhall Ward
Florence Eshalomi AM, London Assembly Member for Lambeth & Southwark
Nick Mason OBE, Chair, Lambeth Safer Neighbourhood Board
Minister Lorraine Jones, Founder, Dwaynamics
Dr Mahamed Hashi, Chair, Pan-London Stop & Search Network
Cllr David Amos, North Lambeth Neighbourhood Lead
Cllr Nigel Haselden, Clapham Neighbourhood Lead
Cllr Donatus Anyanwu, Brixton Neighbourhood Lead
Cllr Fred Cowell, Norwood Neighbourhood Lead
Cllr John Kazantzis, Streatham Neighbourhood Lead
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