ON THE STREETS: Fighting to save post offices and police stations

HAMPSTEAD residents took to the streets in their fury over closures to post offices and police stations at the weekend

HAMPSTEAD residents took to the streets in their fury over closures to post offices and police stations at the weekend.

Demonstrators flocked outside Hampstead police station on Haverstock Hill on Saturday, where some 200 people gathered to fight against its closure.

Marches were also held against plans to shut down post offices in South End Green and England's Lane, while petitions are being signed there and in Highgate High Street to save the treasured branches.

The protests follow the Ham&High exclusively revealing two weeks ago that Post Office Ltd intends to close a long list of offices.


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Campaigners fighting to save the police station are hoping to persuade supporters to make their voices heard as a consultation on the police's plans for their Rosslyn Hill site draws to a close.

The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) is reviewing the future of Hampstead, Kentish Town and Golders Green stations, after they were deemed outdated and expensive to run.

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Post Offices Ltd is also hoping to save money with the 169 closures in London and is holding a six-week consultation on the plans. But campaigners, including many celebrities, believe the closures will take away vital services.

For full coverage on both sets of protests see this week's Ham&High, out on Thursday.

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