Brentford Police Station To Close

Leaving only Hounslow and Chiswick open


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Hounslow will lose half its police stations in a cull of the capital's stations announced on 9th January.

Police stations in Brentford and Feltham are to be closed and Hounslow will be the only one operating on a 24 hour basis with Chiswick remaining open during business hours. Brentford SNT already operate out of Chiswick.

The Metropolitan Police are reported to have a £500 million budget gap and the closure of stations, particularly older Victorian ones, will go some way to balancing the books. They have recently announced plans to move their headquarters from New Scotland Yard to smaller premises. The Met's current stock of nearly 500 buildings costs £203m a year to run. Around 200 of the least used buildings are to be closed.

65 of London's 136 front counters are to close. Senior officers have argued that most people no longer visit a police station to report crime as more use is being made of the phone or the internet. There has been a 20 per cent fall in counter visits over the last four years. Across the whole of London, less than 50 crimes a night are now reported at front counters in police stations. It is argued that new contact points will make officers more accessible and provide a greater amount of face-to-face contact with the public. These contact points will be in places like libraries, coffee shops and supermarkets.

The Met has already guaranteed that every victim of crime in London will get a personal visit from the police, should they want one, and local people will be asked to help identify new locations for crime prevention desks and police bureaus where they can meet the police face-to-face. 

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said, “In the current economic climate there is no denying that tough decisions will have to be made but policing in the capital is changing and we must change with it by creating a police force that is ready to tackle the issues that matter most to Londoners.”

These contact points will be in busy high street locations in supermarkets, or co-located with other public services in council buildings or libraries or potentially the Post Office. The Mayor is currently in talks with the Post Office to see how the Met Police might use some of their high street branches to set up these access points, with a pilot earmarked to begin this summer

A public meeting about the plans will take place at 8pm on February 6th at the Hounslow Civic Centre.

Londonwide Assembly Member Murad Qureshi AM said:

"We will lose two out of Hounslow's four police stations. This will make it harder for local people to report serious crimes and reduce the police's presence.

"To make matters worse this proposed plan details how the Mayor will strip out our local Safer Neighbourhood Teams which are vital in fighting crime in London. SNTs build local knowledge and get to know their patch, the proposals today look very much like a return to the old model of sector policing which does not have this strong local link. The Mayor's plans will also see a loss of many experienced senior officers, which raises obvious concerns about the supervision of police constables.

"We doubt the Mayor can keep his election promises, as HMIC reported last week police visibility is down and this trend will continue. Contrary to what they say, this is further evidence that the Mayor and Government are cutting too far too fast."

January 11, 2013

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