Police to hold consultation 'roadshow' on plans for the future in Waltham Forest

First published in Waltham Forest East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

The Met is to hold a "roadshow" public consultation event in Walthamstow next month on plans for its future, which include an increase in the number of police officers but a cut in the number of stations.

It takes place at Waltham Forest Assembly Hall in Forest Road on Wednesday February 20 at 6pm.

Places must be booked in advance by registering at www.london.gov.uk/policingevents

Earlier this month the Met announced proposals to close Leytonstone's Waltham Way Police Station and the Safer Neighbourhood Team office in Walthamstow High Street, while also confirming the sale of stations in Leyton and Walthamstow.

But it said the borough would be allocated 119 new officers, taking the size of the force up to 642 by 2015.

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1:16pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Great news for the Cafe owners with the increased Police number.

Trade should be booming.
Great news for the Cafe owners with the increased Police number. Trade should be booming. Cornbeefur
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5:51pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Techno3 says...

Why do the police need to know the names of everyone attending in advance?
Why do the police need to know the names of everyone attending in advance? Techno3
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8:24pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mdj says...

Since the stations in question have already closed, what's to consult?
We really need a revised definition of 'consultation': (1) 'A proclamation of a decision already made and carried out by a public authority'; (2) 'A canvass of opinions concerning a proposed action' (obsolete by late 20C)
Since the stations in question have already closed, what's to consult? We really need a revised definition of 'consultation': (1) 'A proclamation of a decision already made and carried out by a public authority'; (2) 'A canvass of opinions concerning a proposed action' (obsolete by late 20C) mdj
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8:30pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Techno3 wrote:
Why do the police need to know the names of everyone attending in advance?
So anyone who really wants to attend will feel intimidated by the Police Checks and Surveillance as you enter.

They cannot catch Crooks but will bundle anyone out like the Old Boy at the Labour Party conference a few years back.

The Crooks roam the streets.

Old aged pensioners and mentally ill are locked up in gaol for forgetting to pay their TV Licence.
[quote][p][bold]Techno3[/bold] wrote: Why do the police need to know the names of everyone attending in advance?[/p][/quote]So anyone who really wants to attend will feel intimidated by the Police Checks and Surveillance as you enter. They cannot catch Crooks but will bundle anyone out like the Old Boy at the Labour Party conference a few years back. The Crooks roam the streets. Old aged pensioners and mentally ill are locked up in gaol for forgetting to pay their TV Licence. Cornbeefur
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