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Labour will develop a community plaque scheme to remember local legends

Westminster Labour will support community groups and heritage campaigners by cutting the cost of commemorative plaques. The current Westminster Green Plaque scheme is focused primarily at property developers and major landlords with a £3,500 per plaque cost prohibitive to all but the wealthiest.

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Little Venice Ward Labour Action Report - April 2018

News from the Little Venice Labour Action Team – Iman Less, Murad Qureshi and Sue Wolff.

Blomfield Road/Formosa Street

We have asked City West Homes to take action on this long-neglected issue:

“Further to your most recent report, the small garden at the corner of Blomfield Road and Formosa Street that is under the control of City West Homes. CityWest has the obligation to keep up this small garden, but does nothing.  Multiple e-mails and calls to CityWest have achieved nothing.  It just ignores its obligations under the leases.  I appreciate that it is a small issue compared to some of the horror stories CityWest has been responsible for, but it is indicative of how CityWest is no longer fit for purpose.”

City West Homes say:

“A member of our estate service team is going to clear the area the area this afternoon”

Gilbert Sheldon House

We have again asked City West Homes when this long-standing issue will be fixed:

“I live in Gilbert Sheldon House, Edgware Road.  For over a year I have been contacting City West Homes because they sellotaped the bin chutes in my block shut after a blockage. I live on the top floor and have a disabled Mum who has been struggling with this for the over a year now. I have contacted them multiple times; at first they said they’d sort out the issue but after giving them weeks to do something about it, I emailed them back and since August 2017 they have been ignoring my emails.”

City West Homes say:

“Tests were completed by a previous contractor, Fire Safety Solutions, to the dry riser last year to ensure the system was compliant. In order for this to be done holes were made in the wall next to the bin chute. This meant that the integrity of the fire compartmentalisation could have been compromised so the chute needed to be sealed up. It would also appear that there were also some issues with blockages. 

Works need to be completed to the dry riser valves and the contractor will then close up the holes. Once the holes have been blocked we will then arrange for the bin chute hoppers to be overhauled and the bin chute reinstated.  We are sorry for the delay in resolving this matter and for the inconvenience caused to residents by the bin chute being out of action.”

St Mary’s Churchyard

We have asked the Parks Department to replace the crumbling wooden logs in the Churchyard near to the Sports Centre entrance.

Warwick Avenue

Following our request to the District Surveyor to inspect the potentially dangerous front garden wall at 28 Warwick Avenue, he has told us:

“Our area surveyor looked at the wall yesterday and we found that the wall is leaning slightly. It has been tied back to the trees with a temporary restraint. We will issue a ‘Defect Notice’ on the wall but the trees are protected.”

Sutherland Avenue

We have asked the Planning Enforcement Team to inspect a house in Sutherland Avenue which has been painted grey/blue.

Crompton Street

We have asked the Council to replace a missing Street sign at the corner of Crompton Street and Maida Vale.

Litter

We have welcomed the increased on-the-spot fines of up to £150 for dropping litter, including from vehicles.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43609325

Fighting Anti-Semitism

Karen Buck MP says:

“I was one of a number of Labour MPs who joined the demonstration against anti-Semitism which took place in Parliament Square.

Anti-Semitism is racism, pure and simple, and has no part in my party, our politics or our society more generally. Anti-Semitic attacks have been on the rise in recent years and there can be no equivocation in condemning them for what they are. It is deeply distressing to me that we have reached a position where so many Jewish people clearly feel unwelcome, uncomfortable or worse, in Labour, and where those speaking out on the issue risk being abused for it. That there is a problem to be dealt with can be in no doubt.

I pledge my total commitment to ending this intolerable situation and it is right that we are now held to account for turning words into action. I am already an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Jews and am signed up to the All Party Parliamentary Group against anti-Semitism, but I welcome further suggestions. We have a strong record of tolerance in this local community and I will do all I can to ensure that this is upheld.”

Labour’s Manifesto for the 2018 Council Elections

After decades of the Conservatives taking Westminster for granted, residents have a real chance to change the future of this city. Years of cuts have taken their toll on local services, particularly for the most vulnerable.

The Conservatives have put the needs of developers above the needs of the vast majority of local residents. For generations they have failed to build the Council (social rent) and lower (intermediate) rent homes that Westminster needs to give the City a viable future.

Labour has a credible alternative plan that can be delivered today despite the damage being done by the current government. Our communities are calling out for change, and in this manifesto Labour sets out a vision for how things could be run differently, how we will deliver a Westminster for the many not the few if we are elected to run the council on May 3rd 2018.

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/labourclp250/pages/1096/attachments/original/1521622381/Westminster_Labour_2018_Manifesto.pdf?1521622381

Register to vote

The local Westminster City Council elections are on Thursday 3 May.

If you aren’t already registered to vote, you need to do so to vote in this local election.  The deadline to register at gov.uk/register-to-vote is Wednesday 17 April. It only takes a few minutes. Anyone who is already registered to vote does not need to re-register. If you have moved home in the last few months and have not registered to vote at your new address you still have time to register at this new location.

The other key dates are the postal vote application deadline which is 5pm, on Wednesday 18 April and the proxy vote application deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 25 April.

EU citizens are able to vote in these local elections.

You can get more information by visiting www.westminster.gov.uk/westminster-city-council-election-2018

Maida Vale/Hall Road traffic lights – what you say

“I disagree with increasing the timings – we should be discouraging all traffic down the Warrington Crescent/Sutherland Avenue/etc. rat-runs…not encouraging more cars.  I think I am not alone.  Also discourage the Blomfield Road Road rat-run.  During rush hours, it gets positively dangerous.”

Sutherland Avenue – what you say

“Yes, 20mph would be good, but it needs to be enforced.  An information sign that lights up telling you you’re over the limit really does not cut the mustard.  We have a 30mph sign currently, and far too many cars exceed the speed limit – especially during rush hours.”

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Iman Less, Murad Qureshi and Sue Wolff

Your Little Venice Labour Action Team

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Little Venice Ward Labour Action Report - Late March 2018

 

News from the Little Venice Labour Action Team – Iman Less, Murad Qureshi and Sue Wolff.

 

Labour’s Manifesto for the 2018 Council Elections

After decades of the Conservatives taking Westminster for granted, residents have a real chance to change the future of this city. Years of cuts have taken their toll on local services, particularly for the most vulnerable.

The Conservatives have put the needs of developers above the needs of the vast majority of local residents. For generations they have failed to build the Council (social rent) and lower (intermediate) rent homes that Westminster needs to give the City a viable future.

Labour has a credible alternative plan that can be delivered today despite the damage being done by the current government. Our communities are calling out for change, and in this manifesto Labour sets out a vision for how things could be run differently, how we will deliver a Westminster for the many not the few if we are elected to run the council on May 3rd 2018.

Find out more by clicking here.

Edgware Road street lights

We have again asked TfL to repair broken street lights along Edgware Road, near Bell Street and opposite Frampton Street.

Warwick Avenue

We have asked the District Surveyor to investigate a front garden wall in Warwick Avenue which looks in danger of collapse and a potential threat to passers by.

Fleming Court

We have again urged City West Homes to install an intercom to the flats in Fleming Court. City West Homes say:

“We have undertaken to review the matter and will shortly be consulting with residents.”

Sutherland Avenue

We have asked the Road Safety Team to investigate this issue:

I live on Sutherland Avenue and have noticed increasing road rage and speeding down this road recently. My guess is that the 20mile an hour on the side streets have had a knock on effect on the main road. Given that there are several schools and plenty of families with small children in this neighbourhood, would the council please consider making this 20 mile an hour too. This would reduce the angry motorists who want to use this as a thoroughfare. Twice now I have pulled over to park in front of my flat and have been victim to two incidents of harassment from motorists.  The speed signs don’t do anything to reduce the speeding, the cars and vans just drive past at frightening speeds.  The zebra crossings on this road as also hazardous as the motorists don’t want to stop at them.”

We have also made enquiries with Network homes about re-pollarding two Lime trees located within the front garden of 89 Sutherland Avenue.

25 more ‘Nightmare Stories’ from City West Homes

In January 2018, we unveiled a dossier of ’20 Nightmare Stories from City West Homes’. The reaction to this from tenants and leaseholders was overwhelming, with many more ‘nightmare stories’ coming to light from all over Westminster. Residents are angry with the very poor performance of City West Homes, particularly following the recent debacles over the new call centre and the repairs contract.

We have followed this up with ‘25 More Nightmare stories from City West Homes’ with details of:

  • Continued long waits on the telephone to report problems to the CWH call centre
  • Failure to deal with emergencies quickly
  • Lack of communication between CWH and its tenants and leaseholders
  • Poor communications between CWH and its contractors
  • Failure of CWH to return calls from tenants and leaseholders
  • Broken appointments by CWH contractors

https://labourwestminster.wordpress.com/2018/03/07/labour-launch-further-report-on-25-more-nightmare-stories-from-city-west-homes/

Welcome for extra police on the beat

We have welcomed welcomed the Mayor’s decision to invest an additional £59m annually to support an extra 1,000 police officers by using income raised from business rates. This will help avoid falling police numbers due to Government cuts to the Metropolitan Police budget.

We have also welcomed the Mayor’s announcement that he is creating a brand new £45million fund to help young Londoners who are at risk of getting caught up in crime. The Mayor’s new Young Londoners Fund will see £15m invested in each of the next three years, beginning from April. Of the total new funding, £10million a year will make up a new fund into which local communities, charities and schools will be able to bid for funds, and £5million a year will be invested to scale up existing projects funded from City Hall that are already supporting young Londoners.

In addition, over 1,800 people have signed Westminster Labour’s petition to halt the Government’s further £400 million cuts to the Metropolitan Police budget.

The petition to Parliament, https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/203543, runs until 27th April.

Register to vote

The local Westminster City Council elections are on Thursday 3 May.

If you aren’t already registered to vote, you need to do so to vote in this local election.  The deadline to register at gov.uk/register-to-vote is Wednesday 17 April. It only takes a few minutes. Anyone who is already registered to vote does not need to re-register. If you have moved home in the last few months and have not registered to vote at your new address you still have time to register at this new location.

The other key dates are the postal vote application deadline which is 5pm, on Wednesday 18 April and the proxy vote application deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 25 April.

EU citizens are able to vote in these local elections.

You can get more information by visiting www.westminster.gov.uk/westminster-city-council-election-2018

What you say

“Thank you for another informative newsletter and for your excellent work.”

“Thank you! Yesterday they extended the permit for 30 days and I have to phone them back on April 12th as their system had a glitch, I received a call from their customer service liaison team to apologise. I really appreciate you following this up. Good luck in the election. You have our vote!”

“I enjoy reading these updates and contributing to them with feedback”

Please let us know if we can be of help or assistance on any local issues.

Regards

 

Iman Less, Murad Qureshi and Sue Wolff

Your Little Venice Labour Action Team


Westminster Labour call for further action on fire safety

Ahead of the council elections in May Westminster Labour are setting out their plans for further action on fire safety and calling for reassurance on fire doors.

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Little Venice Ward Labour Action Report - March 2018

News from the Labour Action Team in  Little Venice – Iman Less, Murad Qureshi and Sue Wolff.


Fleming Court

We are continuing to press the City West Homes to improve security for residents at Fleming Court.

Parsons House

We asked the Council to remove a number of dumped mattresses by the fire exit at Parsons House, together with rubbish outside the fire exit and dumped furniture by the recycling bins.

We also reported a broken water pipe which was flooding the car park area.

John Aird Court

We are continuing to take up individual concerns from residents of John Aird Court about repairs and maintenance issues.

Clifton Gardens

We have asked Genesis Housing to replace a broken intercom system on a house in Clifton Gardens.

Little Venice skyline

We have written to the local press about recent new development at Dudley Tower and Brunel Buildings in Paddington Basin going up right now and ruining the skyline view over Little Venice.

“What is visible now is only the lift shift and the this is only a fraction of what will be built with a bland semi-industrial aesthetic cladding. Approved as a “non material alteration” under delegated powers. So both these Towers are not just big, but also they’re ugly as well. So, too, are the the clumsy dark brick clad buildings along Harrow Road and North Wharf Road, now towering over the Georgian gem of St Mary’s Church, Paddington Green.”

Labour’s Five Point Plan for CityWest Homes

Residents are angry with the very poor performance of CityWest Homes. Service standards have clearly deteriorated after Conservative council cuts to the housing management budget, the closure of local estate offices and the bungled introduction of a new call centre and repairs contract.

A Labour Council would immediately put CityWest on notice so that if its performance does not rapidly improve it will be stopped from managing the council’s properties.

  • From day one, Labour will take action to end the repairs crisis and improve the way CityWest treats residents.
  • We will re-establish local estate offices.
  • We will urgently look at further ways to improve the failing call centre system.
  • We will give residents a greater say over how their homes are managed.
  • We will introduce a new leaseholders’ charter to improve support to resident leaseholders and look to limit huge major works bills. 

Building genuinely affordable homes

If Labour win the Council we will create a new type of affordable housing –  Westminster Key Worker Homes. We will commit that, in addition to social housing, all new affordable housing built on council land will be at rents that are affordable to residents on average and below average incomes. We will ensure that these homes are focused on providing opportunities for long-standing residents of Westminster and key workers such as nurses, teachers, firefighters and the police.

Keeping the Council Tax low

If elected in May Westminster, Labour will keep Council Tax low. Labour will support the current proposals by the Council for a freeze in the Council Tax rate and a 2% rise in the adult social care precept in 2018/19. If elected, we will not raise the council tax and adult social care precept by any more than the Conservatives have over recent years.

Council Tax is always an emotive issue. Westminster Council receives the highest levels of parking revenue (£73.2m) in the country as well as substantial commercial income from its large Central London property portfolio (£42.8m) that help prop up its finances far more than in other boroughs. Westminster also has a long-track record of under-investing in its public services and its upcoming budget plans to cut over £3 million from services for children and young people and £2 million from rough sleeping and supported housing.

Due the impact of crippling Conservative Government cuts to local council funding, Westminster Conservatives have raised the Council Tax (including the adult social care precept) every year since 2016.

Giving residents a powerful voice in the planning process

For too long Westminster Conservatives have treated residents as an afterthought in a planning process geared towards the needs of major developers. If elected to run the Council in May, Labour will radically reform how the planning system operates to put residents first.

Labour’s reforms include:

  • Giving residents the right to speak at Planning committee meetings to present their case. Westminster is virtually alone amongst local authorities in preventing residents from doing so.
  • Providing more information explaining how the planning system works, including jargon busting, to help residents find the relevant information that explain what is being proposed for their area and have their say. The Council would also use social media to encourage resident engagement on key decisions.
  • Establishing a ‘Design Panel for Westminster’ to allow professional architects, other experts and interested residents to give external advice to planning committees on design aspects of major planning proposals.
  • Creating a new Strategic Projects Planning committee with a larger than normal membership to prevent major applications being dominated by the whims of over-powerful individual Councillors such as Tory Deputy Leader Cllr Robert Davis.

Labour’s pledge on Cleaner Streets

Mattresses and other household objects dumped on our street corners have become an all too common a sight. A Labour council will rigorously focus on fly-tipping and bulky waste dumping and we have made a number of commitments that will help tackle the problem. If elected in May 2018:

  • Labour will urgently reform the fees and charges for bulky waste collection, restoring a ‘first time free’collection and reducing costs for standard collections.
  • We will develop a new ‘express collection’bulky waste removal service.
  • We will look further at the use of mobile cameras to help enforcement at fly-tipping hotspots and at ways to increase fines for dumping.
  • As part of our support for a new Private Renters Charter we will improve the information provided to landlords, letting agents and tenants.
  • We will provide a smartphone App to make it easier for residents to make use of the Council’s ‘report it’ service, helping further target the worst affected areas.

Register to vote

The local Westminster City Council elections are on Thursday 3 May.

If you aren’t already registered to vote, you need to do so to vote in this local election.  The deadline to register at gov.uk/register-to-vote is Wednesday 17 April. It only takes a few minutes. Anyone who is already registered to vote does not need to re-register. If you have moved home in the last few months and have not registered to vote at your new address you still have time to register at this new location.

The other key dates are the postal vote application deadline which is 5pm, on Wednesday 18 April and the proxy vote application deadline is 5pm, Wednesday 25 April.

EU citizens are able to vote in these local elections.

You can get more information by visiting www.westminster.gov.uk/westminster-city-council-election-2018

John Aird Court – what you say

“I live opposite the building and can recall two occasions where water has been allowed to gush out of overflow pipes for days and even weeks – one of which has left a permanent white stain on the brick work. I remember reporting one of these leaks myself.”


Little Venice Ward Labour Action Report - Feb 18

News from the Labour Action Team in  Little Venice – Iman Less, Murad Qureshi and Sue Wolff

Sutherland Avenue and Warrington Crescent tree pits

We have raised concerns with the Council about the £57,000 costs of relaying the tree pits on Sutherland Avenue and Warrington Crescent. We have received substantially lower quotes for the same works and we have asked the Council for an explanation for this apparent huge over-spending.

John Aird Court

We continue to take up issues raised by residents of John Aird Court, including:

“I wanted to bring to your attention the windows in John Aird Court.  11 years ago City West Homes reported they would be changing the windows but till today this has not been done. I keep calling yearly if it is going to be the year’s plan and get told we are looking into it. The flat is drafty causing loss of heating and increase in gas bills. The condensation contributes to the mould around walls of the windows and they are black and awful looking staining the walls. “

We have also asked City West Homes to fix the lighting:

“Also noted in your newsletter issues regarding the new regime inflicted on us by CWH.  Have not heard any resident say a good word about this new system.  It obviously works for CWH, but definitely not for residents.  I have never seen such a lack of care shown in running this estate.  Just one example, our ESO (estate services officer) would check the communal lights once a week.  Now it is a Compliance Officer who is meant to check these lights once a month.  However, I can see lights that have not worked for at least six weeks and have no idea whether this individual has been around or not!  I am a lessee and wonder why I am paying a service charge for a service that no longer appears to exist.”

Gilbert Sheldon House

We have asked City West Homes to unblock the rubbish chutes in one of the blocks in Gilbert Sheldon House.

Edgware Road

We have asked Transport for London to fix various street lights along Edgware Road after receiving this message:

I would like to report a long term street lighting problem which I have reported to Transport for London many times with no result.  There is a light out in Edgware Road opposite the entrance to Frampton Street.  But more importantly there are two lights out either side of the 18 bus shelter in the lee of the flyover outside the Bourne House BT building.  As the light in the shelter is also out the bus stop is very dark and inhospitable and dangerous.  I have reported this many times over several months and no repairs are done. Are you able to help? “

Little Venice Parade (running up from Parsons House to the canal at Maida Avenue)

We have asked the Council to investigate this rubbish management issue:

“The current vaguely managed system of bag drops mid terrace beside an electricity unit is just not working and while there have been improvements the wider issue of rubbish blowing around the terrace as a result of this arrangement remains. “

Parsons House development

We have raised this issue with the Council’s Planning Department:

“The development about to happen at Podium is geared to cut down a series of mature 20 year old trees that form a lovely and well needed canopy along the east side of Parsons House. I understand the old tree at the junction on Compton Street has been saved but the others seem to being sacrificed for the development. I am very pro the development, aware we need the new housing, but not at the expense of rare mature trees. The developers should be obliged to keep the trees and review the development so that it does not disturb them. Access and alignment to the site is easily gained from the west and south sides – indeed the alignment of the site to face Crompton Street would also alleviate the issue you raise of speeding cars down that narrow street. So a win/win.  “

The Planning Department says:

“The loss of the 3 Wingnuts on Edgware Road was discussed at Planning Committee on 7 November by members.  City Council Arboricutural officers raised concern at the loss of these trees, however it was felt that provided an appropriate landscaping scheme, with replacement tree planting was implemented that the loss whilst regrettable was on balance considered acceptable. Ultimately though, these 3 trees belong to TfL so they will have their final say as to their removal.  There have been plenty of discussions internally at TfL with many of their officers thinking that these trees are not a suitable species (because of their root growth) for this location. There have been significant remediation works to the pavement around these 4 trees in 4 months.”

Fleming Court

We have again asked City West Homes to install an intercom system at Fleming Court. This a recent report from one of our team:

“It really is in urgent need of a door-entry system. Lots of the bells just don’t work and in 2 blocks the bells were completely broken and hanging off the wall. Several residents, including a leaseholder, mentioned the bells. One resident said she rang CWH before Christmas asking if she could install her own door entry system. They said they’d get back to her but never did.

If the bells do work, residents have to go down several flights of stairs to open the door. It must be a nightmare for elderly or disabled residents and for those trying to deliver goods to residents and for visitors.

In the main courtyard, the road is full of potholes with large areas of missing tarmac. It is also very dark in the courtyard at night. Its difficult to see if anyone is loitering in the corners or the central grassed area.

Overall a very neglected block. CWH should be ashamed.”

Porteus Road

We have asked the Council to investigate this issue:

“The bins near the yellow Porteus Road underpass are always full and bin bags and litter are left on the ground. It would be much appreciated if something could be done about it.”

Blomfield Road houseboats 

We have written to the Canal & River Trust to support the concerns of the Blomfield Road houseboat residents. They say:

“We want to flag up what we consider to be a dangerously congested situation on the canal at Little Venice. There have been a number of recent incidents of scrapes and near misses due to congestion and dangerous steering practices between the pump-out station near the Little Venice toll office and the Formosa Street bridge. On this stretch of canal the navigable channel is very reduced because of permanently moored residential houseboats at one side and double-berthed visitor boats on the other, with a pumpout station heavily visited by continuous cruisers at the weekends. The visitor mooring rules state that widebeams (twice the width of a regular narrowboat) cannot double moor here but the rules are routinely ignored. The risk of accidents has been accentuated by a sudden spurt of new leisure businesses operating out of Paddington Basin since the summer, causing an exponential increase in the bumps, hull scrapes and stresses being endured by houseboat owners in Little Venice and responsible canal businesses such as Jason’s Trip.”

The Canal & River Trust say:

“We are aware of the issues raised and will be looking at ways of managing the visitor mooring more effectively in the future to reduce the risks of conflict. This involves greater monitoring of the moorings using staff and volunteer rangers, increased communication of good mooring practice, and enforcement of dangerous mooring where appropriate. These are all supported through our draft London Mooring Strategy.”

The Houseboat residents comment:

“Many thanks for taking this up with CRT. Their response to you marks the first time they have acknowledged a genuine problem in congested canal hotspots. “

Cleaning up Westminster’s Planning system

We have pledged to clean up Westminster’s Planning system if we are elected at the Council elections on 3rd May.

There is a clear perception that senior Conservative Councillors have very close relationships with developers. For example, the Conservative Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Robert Davis, has disclosed that since the start of 2015 he has received hospitality related to his role as a City Councillor from developers, big business and other interests a record 514 times. This equates to a staggering 14 cases of declarable hospitality a month, peaking at 47 cases in December 2016. We believe that such an approach does not help build public trust that the Council will put the needs of residents before those of property developers and business interests.

If elected to run the Council in May, Labour will engage with industry representatives in open settings to share views and push for residents’ priorities, but we will do so whilst working to achieve the highest standards. Labour commits that:

  • Labour Cabinet Members and Councillors will not accept hospitality from individual developers and their agents.
  • Labour will require the Council to formally record all meetings between Cabinet Members and developers when discussing individual schemes. There will always be an officer present.
  • A record of these meetings will be posted on the Council website within two weeks.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/19/westminster-councillor-received-gifts-and-hospitality-514-times-in-three-years?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=264724&subid=12834692&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

Policing

There is a new Chief Superintendent in charge of Westminster Police and we hope to meet with him soon to discuss his plans. We will keep arguing for more police to keep our streets safe and for the Government to halt the cuts to the Metropolitan Police budget. In particular:

  1. There have been huge real-terms cuts to policing budgets across the country. In London alone, £700 million has been cut from the Met Police’s budget.
  2. These cuts mean that in London, we’ve lost 2,495 Police officers and 3,261 Police Community Support Officers.
  3. The Met Police still needs to find a further £370 million of savings by 2022 – meaning police numbers could fall below 27,500 by 2021 – the lowest level since 2002.

We have started a petition to stop the police cuts https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/203543