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Muswell Hill police station to close under Mayor of London Boris Johnson's policing proposals
The Mayor of London has confirmed Haringey will lose one police station and operating hours at others will be cut under proposals announced today.
Muswell Hill police station is set to close and stations in Tottenham and Hornsey will have their opening hours slashed from 24 hours to daytime opening.
Under the plans, which are part of Boris Johnson's draft police and crime plan for London, the police station in High Road, Wood Green, will be Haringey’s only station open 24 hours.
Mayor Boris Johnson said: “In the current economic climate there is no denying that tough decisions will have to be made but policing in the capital is changing and we must change with it by creating a police force that is ready to tackle the issues that matter most to Londoners.”
In response to the plans, London assembly member for Haringey Joanne McCartney said: “This plan confirms our worst fears.
"In Haringey we will lose 58 police officers compared to what we had in 2010, and that's if the Mayor can actually deliver on his proposals which I don't think he can. This is in addition to the current loss of 50 PCSOs since 2010, and means there will be less police on our streets.
She added: “Muswell Hill station is set to close with Tottenham and Hornsey police stations opening hours reduced from 24 hours a day to only during the day.
“This will make it harder for local people to report serious crimes and reduce the police's presence."
An eight-week consultation looking at the plans is set to begin later this month with public meetings taking place in every London borough.
The people of Haringey will be able to have their say at a meeting on Wednesday February 20, at the Haringey Civic Centre, in High Road, Wood Green at 8pm.