Waltham House Closure

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2014-12-09
Session date: 
December 9, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4974
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

Question

Can I have an update on your plans for alternative policing provision in and around the area of Leytonstone now that you have closed Waltham House Police Station?

Answer

Answer for Waltham House Closure

Answer for Waltham House Closure

Answered By: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

The majority of the functions from Waltham House will be delivered from Chingford Police Station, except for the Neighbourhood Policing Team, who will operate from Waltham Forest Custody. 

In liaison with Waltham Forest council, the MPS has transferred the Contact Point at Waltham House to Leyton Library, which is one of a number of key libraries where the local authority is creating hubs for community engagement. 

In addition, a further Contact Point has been opened at Tesco in Leytonstone near to Waltham House, operating Wednesday 6-8pm, Thursday 6-8pm and Saturday 2-4pm.