Station closures in Barnet and Whetstone confirmed under Mayor of London's draft policing plan

Barnet and Whetstone police stations will be shut down under cost-cutting plans published by the Mayor of London today.

City Hall released its draft police and crime plan, which sets out the policing strategy in the capital over the next four years as the Met looks to save £500million by 2015.

An early list of potential closures published in November suggested stations at Golders Green and Whetstone could be closed, with Barnet’s opening hours reduced.

But the draft plan, due to be finalised in April, states that Barnet and Whetstone would be sacrificed under the cuts.

The move would leave Colindale as Barnet's only full-time police station, with Golders Green open for limited hours during the day.

Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh is due to visit Barnet on Monday evening for a public consultation on the proposals.

The one-hour meeting has been labelled a “farce” by Labour GLA member Andrew Dismore this week, who said 60 minutes was not nearly enough time to consider people’s views.

The meeting will take place at Hendon Town Hall, in The Burroughs, Hendon, between 6pm and 7pm.

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4:45pm Wed 9 Jan 13

OhWiseOne says...

If this isnt politics at play then i dont know what is! How can they justify leaving the north of the borough without a Police station? Disgusting.
If this isnt politics at play then i dont know what is! How can they justify leaving the north of the borough without a Police station? Disgusting. OhWiseOne

5:57pm Wed 9 Jan 13

SilentReaper says...

Police cut backs, station closures (police stations that is), broken families... the usual fiasco of a broken Britain. In my opinion, the real criminals now appear to be people who wrongly position a wheelie bin on their own property and are taken by the scruff of their neck to Court and pay £40 grand to lawyers and judges. (referring to the Edgware man whose legal bill has now ramped up to £37,000.00, owed to Lyons Davidson) That's the state of play now. Anyone disgree."
Police cut backs, station closures (police stations that is), broken families... the usual fiasco of a broken Britain. In my opinion, the real criminals now appear to be people who wrongly position a wheelie bin on their own property and are taken by the scruff of their neck to Court and pay £40 grand to lawyers and judges. (referring to the Edgware man whose legal bill has now ramped up to £37,000.00, owed to Lyons Davidson) That's the state of play now. Anyone disgree." SilentReaper

7:38pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BarnetTrader says...

Oh dear, another Tory 'consultation' like the Barnet council ones!

This is shocking - first Barnet council abandoned the High Streets and went on to asset strip them through their parking policies. Now the GLA are joining in and doing the same.

High Barnet will lose the PCSOs who patrol the High Street and do a fantastic job keeping crime down in the shops. And the station - another nice little asset to strip for a property developer to make huge profits at residents expense.

What a grubby little nation we've become!
Oh dear, another Tory 'consultation' like the Barnet council ones! This is shocking - first Barnet council abandoned the High Streets and went on to asset strip them through their parking policies. Now the GLA are joining in and doing the same. High Barnet will lose the PCSOs who patrol the High Street and do a fantastic job keeping crime down in the shops. And the station - another nice little asset to strip for a property developer to make huge profits at residents expense. What a grubby little nation we've become! BarnetTrader

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