Hampstead police station 1

MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


When will you answer substantively Question No: 3066 / 2013:

"Further to your answer to Question No: 2504 / 2013, As the Royal Free Hospital has been discounted as a possible police "contact point" as officers staffing the contact point might be called away to A and E incidents, what are you now doing to provide a contact point for this area?"

Is the delay because the best you have come up with is a stall in Starbucks?

And are you aware the  reports in the local press of the disquiet of local police officers about using  Starbucks because of local hostility  to that company due to their tax avoidance practices, which the officers believe will put people off from going there?


Answer for Hampstead police station 1

Answer for Hampstead police station 1

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We are committed to improving public access in Hampstead and are actively looking for a new location for a contact point. Four potential sites have been identified, Starbucks; Hampstead Town Hall; the Royal Free Hospital and Premier Inn.

One site is being trialled each week finishing on 27 October 2013, with local media engaged to better publicise the trials and seek public views. The local community, the Neighbourhood Ward Panel meeting, officers and the venues themselves will all be consulted in deciding which one, if any, is suitable.