Information about my work as a Labour Councillor for East Finchley in the London Borough of Barnet

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Policing "blue hole"

Londoners are reacting with anger against Mayor Boris Johnson and his decision to axe Police front desks and Fire stations. Barnet and Camden Assembly Member Andrew Dismore has campaigned against both, siting the damaging effects to frontline services and customer access.

He has also written on his website about the very dangerous blue hole in Chipping Barnet, where there will be no 24 hour front desk open for several miles around.

We have already managed to put paid to the plan to close Golders Green, and we hope to force the Mayor into further U turns. This decision reflects especially poorly on the Tories, as they recently selected their candidate in #1 target seat Hampstead and Kilburn, who campaigned and won his Camden council seat last year based on pledges to keep open the Hampstead Police station. Needless to say Boris is closing it.

It is part of a wider attack on frontline services, such as A&E services which we called the Tories in Barnet on at the last Council meeting, through our opposition business item.