MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
The Conservative Mayor of London has announced changes to police services in Haringey. Services in Hornsey and Muswell Hill are under threat. We’re opposing any loss of front counter services.
Crime and fear of crime still seriously affect the lives of many in Haringey. When I visited a local community centre recently, I was extremely concerned to hear that many older people are too afraid to venture out after dark.
It goes without saying that such a situation is unacceptable. We all need to have confidence that the police are around and our keeping our streets safe.
With this in mind, it is with great concern that I have greeted Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s proposals to close the police counter in Muswell Hill and reduce the Hornsey station to part-time hours. This would leave us with only one 24 hour police counter in Wood Green.
Surveys have unequivocally shown that Haringey residents value the visible police presence that these counters provide. Many victims of crime prefer to receive reassurance by reporting their incident face-to-face rather than over the phone.
As such, Haringey Liberal Democrats and I are determined that no service is lost without a suitable replacement. We oppose any reduction in hours at Hornsey police station and will be fighting to protect the counter in Muswell Hill.
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