Lib Dem concern over future of Wood Green Police Station

Haringey Liberal Democrats and Lynne Featherstone MP have expressed their concern after it emerged at a meeting with police on Tuesday 20th February 2007 that plans have been proposed to close the front counter at Wood Green Police Station between the hours of 10pm and 8am.

The Liberal Democrats have called on Haringey Council to provide funds to ensure that the counter has twenty-four hour cover and for the public to be consulted before any decision is made.

The Lib Dems have provided continuing support to provision of a new Police Station in Haringey as they consider the old buildings ‘not fit for purpose’; however, they believe that there should be no withdrawal of service until the new facilities are built.

Ron Aitken (Lib Dem Crime spokesperson) comments:

“We only need to look at the incident on Wednesday night in Wood Green [a 16 year old female was stabbed by 15 year old male at 10.30pm on Wood Green High Road near Hollywood Green] to highlight the need for a twenty-four hour counter service at Wood Green police station.”

Lynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green added:

“Having successfully campaigned to maintain our police presence in all parts of Haringey I am concerned that the closure would send the wrong message to the public.”

0 thoughts on “Lib Dem concern over future of Wood Green Police Station