Lynne Featherstone MP and the Liberal Democrats have launched a campaign to safeguard the future of Muswell Hill’s police station.

The police station’s future has been put into doubt by a police review into their properties. The local borough commander has said, “There are question marks over Muswell Hill police station.”

Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“I appreciate that the building would need work to make it fit for future police use. But Muswell Hill must keep its police station, whether by improving the current building or by using a new building. Closing the station and moving services out of the area simply isn’t acceptable. Policing is at its best when it is local and engaged with the community.

“I welcome Sir Ian Blair’s commitment that if the building is closed any replacement would be as nearby “as possible” – but we must ensure that really means in our area, not far away.”

Muswell Hill Focus Editor Sheila Rainger added:

“Muswell Hill needs a police station and I welcome the comments by Simon O’Brien, Haringey’s Police Commander calling for a public debate on the future of the police station.”

Lynne Featherstone and the area’s Liberal Democrat councillors have previously worked successfully with residents in a high-profile campaign to get the police station’s front counter reopened to the public.

You can download a Muswell Hill police station petition form (pdf format) to help the campaign.