SAVE OUR POLICE SERVICES

OUR POLICE BUILDINGS ARE TO BE SOLD

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Since 2010, the number of police stations in London has reduced from 149 to 73 in order to save £600 million as required by the government. The government now requires a further £400 million saving over the next four years. To achieve this, the Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) proposes that the number of stations is further reduced to 32 (only one per borough, except for Westminster). Most buildings will be sold or leases terminated.

For the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea the proposal is that the Notting Hill police station would be closed, leaving only the Kensington police station on Earl’s Court Road. The proposal is that this station be open to the public 24/7, but this too is under review.

The cuts are not limited to the loss of buildings. The whole methodology of policing is also proposed to change.

With the spotlight already on our borough after the Grenfell tragedy and the series of terrorist attacks across London in recent months, we must ensure that any changes to policing are thoroughly thought through, so that unintended and damaging consequences can be avoided.

Once our police stations go, we will never get them back again.

HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU

We therefore demand that the council lobbies the government for funds to keep our Notting Hill police station open.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

URGENT: the public consultation will end on 6th October 2017.

For more information about the draft strategy and ways to comment and participate in the consultation, visit MOPAC's website

KENSINGTON SOCIETY

www.kensingtonsociety.org