Lambeth Council’s “We Need 100 More Police” campaign
Lambeth Council has launched a campaign calling for the Mayor of London to provide an additional 100 police for the borough to make our streets safer.
According to the Mayor’s figures the number of police officers in the borough has fallen by 20 percent since 2010. Lambeth had 1,02 officers in May 2010, but just 838 by December 2012 – meaning 214 police officers were lost in that time.
Cllr Lib Peck, Leader of Lambeth Council, said: “We are the hardest hit borough in London when it comes to police cuts and are simply calling for a fair deal for Lambeth. It is crucial the borough is adequately policed as crime in Lambeth has been falling and it is important that momentum is maintained.”
While Lambeth has suffered a 20 percent reduction in police numbers, other boroughs like Hammersmith and Fulham have only seen a reduction of five percent.
Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cabinet member for Safer and Stronger Neighbourhoods, said: “Lambeth residents pay just as much for the police through the Mayor’s portion of the council tax – we are entitled to get our fair share of police.
“One hundred more police officers would mean Lambeth being treated like other London boroughs. Local policing works for Lambeth and we know community confidence comes from good, local, visible policing.”
If you receive the Lambeth Talk newsletter through your letterbox, you should have received a postcard with it that you can fill in to send to Boris Johnson to ask him to consider for 100 more police officers in Lambeth! Alternatively, visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/100morepolice if you want to sign the petition, or follow the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #100morepolice.
Above article from the Lambeth Talk magazine, which isn’t available online unfortunately.