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Stop plans to scrap all London PCSOs says Pidgeon

by gwynethdeakins on 21 September, 2015

Caroline Pidgeon is leading the fight to save our neighbourhood police teams. As reported here last week, the Met Police are considering plans to axe all 1000 PCSOs in the capital. The Lib Dem Mayoral candidate has launched a campaign to stop this from happening.  ‘PCSOs are the eyes and ears of the police on […]

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Threat to PCSOs in London

by gwynethdeakins on 15 September, 2015

It has been reported in the news recently that the Metropolitan Police is considering abolishing or reducing the number of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in order to save money. The future of PCSOs is to be discussed at a Metropolitan Police Management Board meeting on 29 September, and an option to get rid of all […]

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Redbridge Action Day for E18 this week

by ianbond on 20 April, 2015

    The Council will be holding an “action day” (activity that now confusingly spreads over more than one day) this week in the parts of Roding ward with E18 postcodes, as well as in next door Church End ward. This will bring together a range of council enforcement officers to tackle local problems such as […]

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It’s been confirmed this morning that Woodford Police Station has been saved from proposed closure, after the recent MOPAC consultation and campaign by local councillors. Woodford will remain as a base for the Police in the West of the Borough, and for our local Neighbourhood Police Teams.  The existing front counter will no longer be […]

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Policing Campaign receives GBH from Redbridge AM

by ianbond on 15 February, 2013

The cross-party campaign to save our police stations and protect Neighbourhood Policing in Redbridge has taken a significant hit, having failed to win support from Roger Evans AM – who is elected to represent the Borough in the London Assembly. As we reported here, LibDem, Green and Labour AMs combined to propose that, instead of […]

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Radical changes to Mayor’s budget proposed

by gwynethdeakins on 12 February, 2013

The Lib Dems, Labour and Green Members on the London Assembly united last Friday to alter the Mayor of London’s draft budget.   The alteration will now force the Mayor to review his budget. This is the first time for a decade this power has been used by the London Assembly.   The changes made will […]

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This week the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the Met Police have published a draft Police & Crime Plan, together with an Estates Plan concerning the future of London’s police front counters and other buildings.  All of these documents are available online here. The Good News:  86 extra Police men and women for Redbridge […]

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Police Stations – police consultation

by ianbond on 15 November, 2012

The Metropolitan Police is now formally consulting the Council and other interested parties about the future of public access within Redbridge ( ‘public access’ is police-speak for our local police station front counters).   Although the Police is keen to emphasise that the future of the buildings themselves is being considered separately, clearly at some point these […]

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Police act on local vehicle offences

by ianbond on 12 January, 2012

Today from 7am to 7pm Redbridge Police Officers were out and about in the Borough on a day of action stopping vehicles under ‘Operation Cubo’, which targets vehicle offences in the borough.  Police stopped vehicles at  Fencepiece Road, Barley Lane, Ilford Lane, Cranbrook Road, Overton Drive, Forest Road, Horns Road and Woodford Avenue.   23 uninsured […]

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Met Police crime operation in Redbridge 24 Nov

by ianbond on 25 November, 2011

As part of the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s ‘war on crime’ a major operation cracking down on neighbourhood criminals commenced yesterday.  Operation Hawk saw up to 4,000 Safer Neighbourhoods officers and PCSOs carrying out robust and visible operations in one day across London’s 32 boroughs. Officers in Redbridge responded to community intelligence to target drug dealers, […]

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