The campaign to stop closure of Bexley’s Police Station has been won!
The proposals put forward by the Labour Mayor of London to close Bexley’s police station have been dramatically scrapped, after a strong campaign by Conservative Cllrs, Members of Parliament, London Assembly Members and thousands of local residents.
The decision to scrap the closure plan was announced by the Labour Mayor of London on Wednesday morning.
The Leader of Bexley’s Conservative Council, Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, said:
“This is great news and a great tribute to residents and Conservative politicians who stood together to oppose this ridiculous plan.
I want to thank everyone who wrote a letter or sent an email to the Mayor to protest about the plans, and it is really fantastic that, together, we have spoken as one.”
Conservative Councillors and Members were out in force across all of Bexley on Saturday 4th November to tell residents about the news.
One resident in Erith, Steve, said: “If the Labour Mayor had got his way the only people that would have been celebrating the closure of our police station would be the criminals. I’m glad the local Conservative Councillors stood up for us.”
While Bexley’s police station has been saved, Labour are still pressing ahead with the closure of many of London’s police stations.
The local Labour Councillors provoked bafflement among residents by boasting they have written to the Home Secretary to oppose the plan – baffling as the proposal to close Bexley’s police station was put forward by the Labour Mayor of London and had nothing to do with the Government.
Jacqueline, a Welling resident spoke to Conservative Councillors about this, saying: “Why waste time writing to someone who had nothing to do with the proposal? They may as well have written to President Macron or the Queen of Sheba for all the good that letter did. It was the Labour Mayor that tried to close our police station, not anyone else.”