Councillors call for Mayor to scrap plans to police station opening hours (From Haringey Independent)
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Lib Dems call for Mayor to scrap plans to police station opening hours
Councillors have written to the Metropolitan police and Mayor of London calling for them to change their plans to cut station opening hours.
Haringey Borough Council's Liberal Democrat group has written to Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh urging him to rethink plans to cut the opening hours of Tottenham and Hornsey police stations and close Muswell Hill police station.
The letter comes more than a week after leader of Haringey Borough Council Claire Kober wrote to Mayor Boris Johnson calling for a "very careful rethink" of plans to slash police front counter opening hours.
In the letter, leader of the Lib Dem opposition Richard Wilson said: “Residents in Haringey are rightly concerned that proposals to reduce the opening hours at Hornsey and Tottenham police stations will have a negative impact on the local area.
“Following the riots that last thing Haringey needs is for the police to be less accessible to the public than before.
“In fact, the police and the Mayor should be doing more to foster good relations between the police and local community and encouraging better links between them.”
Mr Greenhalgh met people from the borough last week as part of a consultation on the proposals.