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War of words over Croydon police desk closures

Croydon Guardian: Croydon's surviving police desks will be within a mile of each other

11:18am Thursday 28th March 2013

Croydon North MP Steve Reed said the closure of front desk counters across the borough is "unacceptable and a betrayal of the reassurances we had after the riots."

Police station closure plans cause concerns

Croydon Guardian: WAND Campaign launched to fight Met's police plans

5:00am Sunday 17th February 2013

Crime prevention groups, and business owners have expressed fears over planned police station closures.

Council leader brands police plans unconvincing

Croydon Guardian: New leader of the council Ruth Dombey

7:00am Friday 15th February 2013

Plans to reform the way the borough is policed have been branded one-size-fits-all and unconvincing by the leader of the council.

Politicians and councillors back police station campaign

Croydon Guardian: WAND Campaign launched to fight Met's police plans

6:00am Monday 4th February 2013

Your Local Guardian is campaigning to save police stations in South London after it emerged an area measuring about 75 miles squared would be left without a 24 hour station.

Council reject Labour's calls for 'proper and meaningful' police consultation

Croydon Guardian: Police are looking for witnesses to the incident

12:30pm Tuesday 29th January 2013

Labour's calls for a 'proper and meaningful' consultation on the closure of police front desks were rejected at an extraordinary council meeting last night.

Police stations sale halted by Police and Crime Commissioner

Croydon Guardian: Kevin Hurley has been announced as the winner of the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election

8:30am Monday 28th January 2013

The sale of 10 police stations across Surrey has been halted by the new Police and Crime Commissioner.

Met Commissioner says police station closures are not set in stone

Croydon Guardian: Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe

2:00pm Friday 25th January 2013

Croydon could keep a police station in each constituency according to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe.

Campaign launched to fight Met's police plans

Croydon Guardian: Tooting Police Station

12:00pm Thursday 24th January 2013

An area of London bigger than a number of countries could be left with no police stations open to the public at night.

Privacy fears over front counter closures

Croydon Guardian: Croydon Police station will be the only 24 hour front counter left.

11:20am Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Concerns have been raised about privacy levels for victims reporting sexual assault and domestic violence if front counter closures at police stations go ahead.

Police station closures mean more officers

8:00am Saturday 19th January 2013

Letter to the Editor: "Police stations were often uninviting, half empty, old buildings with victims waiting in line behind people filling out lost property forms."

Reaction to police front counter closures announcement

Croydon Guardian: Map of Croydon police stations

12:00pm Wednesday 16th January 2013

Croydon’s police chief has defended controversial plans to close front counters at five police stations.

Police chief reassures residents over proposed front counter closures

Croydon Guardian: Superintendent Rob Atkin talks through the proposed police changes in Croydon

12:00pm Wednesday 16th January 2013

Croydon's police chief has moved to allay fears that the closure of police station counters would lead to a less visible police force in Croydon.

MP calls on people to save their police station if they want it

Croydon Guardian: Tom Brake

2:10pm Thursday 10th January 2013

An MP is calling on people to make sure they speak up if they want to save their police station.  

Police counter closures 'a betrayal'

Croydon Guardian: South Norwood Police station has one of the counters that would close

5:52pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has "betrayed" Croydon with plans to close five of the borough's public police desks, opponents said today.

Front counters at Croydon police stations earmarked for closure

Croydon Guardian: South Norwood Police Station

2:12pm Wednesday 9th January 2013

Front counters at five Croydon police stations will close in plans released by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime today.


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