Friday 21 July 2017 9.40am
The closure of these stations are a disgrace. The last time I wrote to the Commissioner he said that the station would NOT be closed. I suggest the Met gets rid of the over-paid consultancy staff employed at NSY and other buildings. The Met is top heavy and expects staff on the ground to do the job of 10 staff they have made redundant. Shame on the Mayor.
You say shame on the Mayor, but it is the Government cutting funding to these services, not the Mayor.
If funding is cut, then service has to be reduced somewhere - closing counters vs closing Police on the streets. Neither is ideal but if the money isn't there something has to give and in the current climate, I think most would prioritise Officers on the streets.