Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Locations of 10 new police bases revealed

Southwark News (by David Yuill)

THE 'NEWS' can exclusively reveal the proposed locations for the ten safer neighbourhood bases (SNBs) which are being brought in as part of police ‘modernisation’ - a policy which will see three police stations closed down.

The move - that will see the selling off of three police stations by the Metropolitan Police Authority - was outlined in a letter sent out by Borough Commander Malcolm Tillyer yesterday to local MPs, all Southwark Councillors and a host of community group leaders.

The proposal will see the existing 20 safer neighbourhood teams housed within ten designated bases - with not all teams being housed within the ward they cover.

The SNB for South Bermondsey, Grange and Riverside will be located near the Blue Beat Office on Southwark Park Road, SE16 while the Nunhead and Livesey teams will be housed at Peckham Police station.

The existing base at 121 Denmark Hill for South Camberwell and Brunswick Park will remain while Chaucer and Cathederals will be in the Better Bankside area.

Walworth, Faraday and Newington will be located just south of the Elephant & Castle roundabout while The Lane, Peckham Rye and Peckham will be housed near the Unity Centre or Peckham Town centre.

Camberwell, Rotherhithe and East Dulwich police stations will all be replaced with bases in 'close proximity to the existing stations' with front counter provisions.

The village ward will share with the East Dulwich ward while Village will be served by an address in Seeley Drive.

Cmdr Tillyer told the 'News': "While nothing at this stage is set in stone, the proposals seem extremely sensible and have received some good feedback so far.

See the above page for the full story, and the full sized map.

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