Gipsy Hill Police Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0457
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to my question 4343/2012, now that Gipsy Hill Police Station is officially 'proposed for closure', will you now ask MOPAC to explore the possibility of basing Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhood officers in alternative local venues in the event of this closure?

Answer

Answer for Gipsy Hill Police Station

Answer for Gipsy Hill Police Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am committed to improving public access

Consultation on the draft Police and Crime Plan including proposals to improve public access are on-going and no decisions have yet been made.

My proposals will improve public access, bringing the police closer to the public with creative solutions such as co-locating crime prevention desks and bureaus in places with a high number of visitors such as council buildings, libraries and other local public services as well as other local places that are frequently visited such as supermarkets.

I will also be piloting providing front counter services in post offices which I expect to be in place by July 2013

All victims of crime who would like one will be guaranteed a personal visit at an agreed time and a location of their choice. Treating victims with dignity and respect will be at the heart of service provision, ensuring they receive the level of service they deserve and helping to increase confidence of victims especially the vulnerable ones.

As part of the ongoing consultation process my Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime will be actively seeking views to ensure public access meets the public's needs, including improving access to their local safer neighbourhood teams.