Kilburn Police Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1685
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As reported in the local press this week my constituents and Brent Council are opposed to the closure of Kilburn police station but the 'Local Estate and Public Access Plan' for Brent indicates the station 'will not meet longer term policing needs' which I take as future plan to close this station. Given the local opposition is it not vital to safeguard the police station? If you do move towards 'alternative facilities' (mentioned in the estate plan) please explain what alternative you are planning and the timetable for it.

Answer

Answer for Kilburn Police Station

Answer for Kilburn Police Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MOPAC/MPS consulted on providing a standard front counter at Kilburn Police Station, and this will happen. However, as is set out in the Local Estate and Public Access Plan the building will not meet longer term policing needs. Before the police leave the building a suitable replacement will be provided nearby. This replacement will provide the same front counter service and a Neighbourhood team deployment base, but is likely to be smaller than the existing Kilburn police station, and therefore more cost effective.

The exact timescale for the replacement building is not yet known, however it is likely to be early in 2014 before any firm dates can be announced.