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POLICE STATION TO CLOSE

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bob
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Our local Police station Peckham is to close along with catford and many more this will leave one Police Station per Borough the one for Southwark is the small one at Carter st so even less chance of seeing a copper.
Bob S
rendelharris
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bob Wrote:
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> Our local Police station Peckham is to close
> along with catford and many more this will leave
> one Police Station per Borough the one for
> Southwark is the small one at Carter st so even
> less chance of seeing a copper.
> Bob S

I believe the plan is only to close the front counter service, which was only dealing with, on average, 2.1 crime reports per day; the plan being to free up counter staff for more on-street duties, so possibly more chance of seeing a copper rather than less. Not entirely desirable, but not quite a closure of the entire station.

https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/so ... -measures/
DulwichFox
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Perhaps the Police could join up with Royal Mail and share office space.

DulwichFox
bob
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RH The front counters are staffed by SRO'S who are civis not police so would not go on the beat but I suppose its better than the whole station.
Bob S
rendelharris
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On the rare occasions I've had to go in (producers etc) I've always spoken to a desk sergeant - but the last time was some years ago so maybe things have changed.
dbboy
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If stations are to be "closed" where will fast response officers be based? Will they all be mobile in cars and vans or parked up in places waiting to respond to incidents taking place.

IMO another short sighted idea of this new policing method.
Roundabout
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Joined: 02 Aug 2013, 14:22

bob Wrote:
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> Our local Police station Peckham is to close
> along with catford and many more this will leave
> one Police Station per Borough the one for
> Southwark is the small one at Carter st so even
> less chance of seeing a copper.
> Bob S

Carter Street station has been closed for years / Flats now there. Regards.
DulwichFox
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Joined: 11 Jul 2010, 18:12

Roundabout Wrote:
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> bob Wrote:
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> > Our local Police station Peckham is to close
> > along with catford and many more this will
> leave
> > one Police Station per Borough the one for
> > Southwark is the small one at Carter st so even
> > less chance of seeing a copper.
> > Bob S
>
> Carter Street station has been closed for years /
> Flats now there. Regards.


That's what I thought. 10 years or more. ??

DulwichFox
rendelharris
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dbboy Wrote:
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> If stations are to be "closed" where will fast
> response officers be based? Will they all be
> mobile in cars and vans or parked up in places
> waiting to respond to incidents taking place.
>
> IMO another short sighted idea of this new
> policing method.

As above, it's only the front desk that's closing, the stations (except Camberwell) will still have the same roster of officers. Obviously ideally government cuts wouldn't have made this necessary, but given a choice between an underused counter service and 170 extra constables it's a no-brainer.
bob
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The old Carter St is now flats there is a new station further down on the right but much smaller.
RD the old desk sergeant / collator went years ago cost cutting.
Bob S
PeckhamRose
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Joined: 04 Aug 2007, 16:37

I would suggest we ALL be proactive, look on the Southwark website for the phone number of our local Safer Neighbourhood Teams and put that number in our phones. In my experience the SNTs are very active and aware of what is going on. On occasions I have had to call they do turn up. Not always immediately but then they're not 999! The SNT reads EDF and they also host meetings every two months. Ours in Nunhead and Peckham Rye is at the Waverly pub. I think if there is nothing we can do about the cuts and changes, then we can at least be proactive to learn how we CAN contact them when we need.
bob
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What PR said.
Bob S
DulwichFox
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Proactive.

Defin. Acting with preconceived ideas.. Usually Wrong.. Jumping the Gun.
PeckhamRose
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Look. just making a suggestion ok?
DulwichFox
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PeckhamRose Wrote:
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> Look. just making a suggestion ok?


Apologies Peckham Rose. It's a bit of a throwback to when I was last working. 2008.
It was a bit of a BUZZ word and all our managers were telling us to get 'Proactive'
The Blair Government were spouting it out at the time, and we all know what happened
when Gordon Brown got Proactive back in 2008.

Foxy
PeckhamRose
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Maybe but I believe we are all we have. So we has better try and look after one other because we can't rely on state organisations to do it for us. Not suggesting vigilantism though!
adonirum
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bob, the replacement station is in Manor Place, further along Walworth Road on the left, and is a much larger station than the old Carter Street (Place) one.
bob
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Thank's for that.
Bob S
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