Meral calls for Hackney to be heard on police station closures2008-02-26 19:49:16
Liberal Democrat campaigner Meral Ece is urging Hackney residents to speak up and respond to the Metropolitan Police Authority’s consultation on the future of police stations in our area.
The Metropolitan police want to open a new custody centre in Hackney and new police counters in Hackney and Shoreditch. These controversial proposals could see the closure of Hackney and Shoreditch police stations.
Meral says, “The Metropolitan Police Authority published its proposals back in November, but many local people have heard nothing about the possible closure of our police stations. It’s the local community who will be living with these changes; Hackney must be heard.”
Meral criticised Labour GLA member Jenette Arnold, who represents London North East and sits on the Metropolitan Police Authority.
“Jenette Arnold has endorsed these proposals, but local people know nothing about them. Residents tell me they feel angry and let down that their GLA member is so silent.”
And Meral adds “Crime is the top concern in this area. As the local GLA member I would not vote for any proposal that reduces access to the police in Hackney and Shoreditch”.
Residents have until 13 March to get their comments in. Copies of the proposals are available on the Metropolitan Police Authority website at http://www.mpa.gov.uk/issues/estate/default.htm#amp.
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