Haringey police consult on Hornsey station closure

PUBLISHED: 13:36 20 September 2017

Police bosses are holding a meeting tonight (Weds 20 Sept.) at the Civic Centre in Wood Green to discuss the service's future including proposals to close Hornsey police station. Picture: Google Maps

Police bosses are holding a meeting tonight (Weds 20 Sept.) at the Civic Centre in Wood Green to discuss the service's future including proposals to close Hornsey police station. Picture: Google Maps


Haringey is “guaranteed” one 24 hour police station under proposals which could see the service’s Hornsey base close.

Borough commander Helen Millichap said Haringey is Borough commander Helen Millichap said Haringey is "guaranteed" a 24 hour police station to be based in Tottenham. Picture: Haringey Police

According to police authorities how people get in touch with them has changed with just eight per cent of crimes now reported at station counters, down from 22pc a decade ago.

The Met and London mayor Sadiq Khan’s office for policing and crime (MOPAC) say most crimes get reported by phone. A trial of online reporting saw more than 1,200 offences reported per week.

Police bosses are rethinking where staff are located across the capital as a result of the changes and in the face of £400m worth of cuts to their budgets.

Hornsey police station in Tottenham Lane is also expected to close under the proposals.

Borough commander Helen Millichap said: “The strategy outlines the current state of public access and engagement and what the future might look like across all of London and this includes the guaranteed future provision of one 24 hour police station in each borough.”

She added Haringey’s base is proposed for Tottenham and would be located on a site close to the existing station which would not close until the new venue is ready.

Supt Nigel Brookes, in charge of Haringey’s neighbourhood policing, added: “There are many challenges facing the police service.

“The proposals aim to reduce inefficiency as many front counter services are under-used. The proposals will help ensure we continue to invest in our frontline. This does mean across London some police buildings are expected to close, including Hornsey,” he added.

To discuss the plans Haringey Police has organised a public meeting at the Civic Centre, Wood Green, tonight from 6.30 until 8pm.

MOPAC’s online public consultation runs until October 6.

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