Last chance to comment on police station closures

Published Tuesday, 26 February 2013

You have until 6 March to have your say on radical new plans for local policing.

If the proposals get the go ahead, it would mean closing Woolwich and Greenwich police stations and the safer neighbourhood counter in Thamesmead. Plumstead would stay as a 24 hour, seven-day-a-week station, but Eltham would have shorter opening hours.

The plans are part of a package drawn up by the London Mayor in order to save £500million on the cost of running the Metropolitan Police.

Have your say now

Civic leaders met senior police officers to discuss the proposals earlier this month and people have until Wednesday 6 March to comment on the plans. 

They are being urged to make their views known by Councillor Maureen O'Mara, the Royal Borough's cabinet member for community safety and the environment. 

She said: "I urge residents to respond to Mayor Johnson to make their views as clear as possible." 

Public meetings

Public consultation meetings have been held in every borough, including one last month at the University of Greenwich.

London's deputy mayor for policing and crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, will host a London-wide consultation meeting at City Hall on Thursday 28 February.

He said: "Policing in London is changing and we want to hear your views. As we've travelled across the capital we've had some really valuable discussions and I'd urge anyone with an interest in policing in Greenwich to get involved. These views will help shape the final plan which aims to make a real difference to the future of policing in London."