Hampstead police station 1

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/5222
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to your answer Question No: 2013/4165 and to Question No: 2013/3681:

"When will you answer substantively Question No: 3066 / 2013 and 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?".  Your response being:  "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." And "What was the outcome of the trials, what was the outcome of the consultations, and what is being done now to finalise this long overdue contact point?"

Will you now answer this question substantively?

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