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We protest at plans to close Limehouse police station!

PUBLISHED: 20:34 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 13:33 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, NO DOUBT residents were shocked to read the new Tower Hamlets borough commander saying Limehouse police station should close “on health and safety grounds.” Surely if the police station needs a lick of paint or a few nails hammering in to be “fit for purpose,” it should get them

Dear Editor,

NO DOUBT residents in Poplar and Limehouse in East London were shocked to read the new Tower Hamlets borough commander saying Limehouse police station should be closed “on health and safety grounds” (East London Advertiser, August 7).

The Government certainly hasn’t been shouting these plans from the rooftops—though the plans have been knocking around since February.

Surely if the police station in West India Dock-road needs a lick of paint or a few nails hammering in to be “fit for purpose,” it should get them.

The alternative is the building is closed and police services removed miles away to Bethnal Green and the Isle of Dogs—plus, of course, the site (close to Canary Wharf) sold for development as yet more high-rise flats!

Local Conservatives have been fighting the closure of Limehouse police station with a petition with hundreds of signatures (Advertiser, August 14).

The petition (by Poplar & Limehouse Conservative Party) can be signed online: Limehouse petition.

Craig Aston

Newport-avenue, Poplar


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