Reed backs plans for London Road police base.

 In Croydon, News

Labour MP, Steve Reed MP has welcomed plans for a new police base to open in West Croydon.  The Croydon North MP has been campaigning for a new police base that was promised to the community in the aftermath of the riots.

In August, Mr Reed held a meeting with West Croydon community in to discuss how little progress the Conservatives had made delivering the promises they made following the riots.  Since then, he’s been working with the new Labour council and the Metropolitan Police to secure the new police base the community has been calling out for.  Under the Tories, Croydon has 70 less police officers and 76% less PCSOs than it had in 2010.  Steve has met with both the Borough Commander, Andy Tarrant and Council Leader, Tony Newman along with various members of the community to discuss this plan over the last two months.

Commenting on the news, Steve Reed OBE MP said:

“Local people are angry that instead of the help the Prime Minister promised after the riots they’ve seen local police stations closed and fewer police on the streets than when the Government was elected.

Earlier this year I hosted a summit where local people called on the police and council to make good on the promise of a new police base on the London Road.  Now it looks like our campaign has worked and we can look forward to more visible policing in the West Croydon area to tackle unacceptable levels of crime and anti-social behaviour.”