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Help save Bexleyheath Police Station!

Local people are being urged to have their say on the possible closure of Bexleyheath Police Station and the planned move of its front counter service to Marlowe House in Sidcup.

Bexleyheath is one of the police stations that is set to close to the public if a proposal by the Mayor of London goes ahead, as part of his plans to find £400m of savings by 2020.  

Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, Leader of the London Borough of Bexley said: “Bexley receives a smaller share of police resources than it deserves and the front counter and Police Station in our main town centre is an important service for local people. It provides important reassurance for daytime and night time visitors and easy access to the police for people who do not have access to smartphones and the internet. 

“Good community relations have been key to keeping Bexley one of London’s safest boroughs for so long. If the proposal is approved the only front counter service for people to report crime, or for offenders to report for bail or other reasons, will be at Marlowe House, Sidcup. 

“If you live or work in the borough, please read about the Mayor’s plans and have your say before the deadline of 6 October.”

The Council has shared 6 reasons why it believes the police station and front counter service at Bexleyheath should be saved and will be sending its own response to the Mayor’s consultation.

You can read the draft strategy online – including an easy read version – together with an equalities impact assessment which aims to examine how the proposals would affect different groups of Londoners.

There are four ways to have your say –

1 – Fill out the online questionnaire

2 -  By email - send your comments and answers to the consultation questions to Consultation@mopac.london.gov.uk
 
3 - By post - send your comments or answers to the questions to -

Public Access Consultation
The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
City Hall, More London
Queen’s Walk
London  SE1 2AA

4 - In person - The Mayor of London has promised that the Metropolitan Police Service will hold public consultation sessions in every London Borough so that local people can learn about the changes proposed and can give their views. We will share details of these sessions once they are published. 

You need to submit your comments by 6 October.