News from Steve O'Connell: Met urged to keep the peace at outer London stations
The Mayor and Metropolitan Police Commissioner must reassure Londoners that quieter parts of London included in the upcoming Night Tube will not be blighted by increases in anti-social behaviour, says Steve O’Connell
The Night Tube, set to start operation on 19 August, will be transporting thousands of late night revellers to areas of outer London that currently experience low levels of anti-social behaviour.
Even with the announced increased policing presence focused in and around certain Night Tube ‘red stations’, Assembly Member O’Connell believes the Mayor and Met Commissioner should also detail how they intend to keep the peace in quieter areas of outer London.
Conservative London Assembly member Steve O’Connell said:
“While I welcome the coming night tube, in many areas around these outer London night tube stations residents are accustomed to a quieter way of life, and may have chosen to live in these places just because of this.
“Officials have highlighted 12 ‘red stations’, most of which reside in the inner London, that are going to be given increased night time focus. Now we need to find out what will be done for outer London to prevent a rise in anti-social behaviour.
“We are looking for reassurances from the Met that the areas surrounding Night Tube stations will not be forcefully included into the 24-hour night time economy and will maintain their safe, pleasant atmosphere.”
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