Lynne Featherstone MP reacts to final Police and Crime Plan for Haringey

Lynne Featherstone MP and Cllr Martin Newton at Muswell Hill Police front counterLynne Featherstone MP has today expressed her disappointment as the final Police and Crime Plan for Haringey was revealed by the London Mayor’s office.

The Plan will see both Wood Green and Hornsey front counters downgraded from 24 hour counters to standard front counters (open during the daytime only.) Muswell Hill front counter, which is currently staffed by volunteers, will be closed.

Tottenham police station will now be the only station in the Borough with a 24hr front counter.

The Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green and the Haringey Liberal Democrats had been campaigning against the Conservative Mayor of London’s plans.

They wrote directly to the Conservative Deputy Mayor of London for Policing, Stephen Greenhalgh, objecting to the proposals to close Muswell Hill police station and to reduce the opening hours at other stations.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“We conducted a survey and the response was overwhelmingly against a reduction in front counter services. We were very clear in our campaigning that opening hours at our local station should not be reduced; and that a front counter should be retained in the Muswell Hill area.

“That’s why the final plan released today is a great disappointment. It will now be harder for residents to report crimes at a front counter.

“We will certainly carry on campaigning to ensure that a replacement contact point is created in Muswell Hill.”