Julia Lopez MP has again written to the Mayor of London to renew her calls for the retention of Hornchurch Police Station.
In July, the Hornchurch & Upminster MP wrote to the Mayor following his then recent comments that 'the case for retaining more police station sites across the capital is strong' and that he had been 'listening to local residents and campaigners in places like Uxbridge'. Given these remarks, Julia sought advice from the Mayor on the stations that he had asked the Met to retain and whether Hornchurch police station featured within it. Regrettably, a response from the Mayor's office has not been received.
This week, at a briefing with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Julia Lopez MP's office requested an update on the completion of the Met's review of it's Estate Strategy having previously been advised that Met's planned disposal of the station had been put on hold whilst the review was undertaken. The Commissioner confirmed that the review of the strategy had not yet been completed.
In light of the Commissioner's comments, Julia Lopez MP has again written to the Mayor of London to highlight the strength of local feeling for the retention of this vital public asset in the Met's ownership and to seek an update on it's future. A copy of Julia's letter can be found below this article and earlier updates can be found at:
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