Happy New Year Lancaster Gate residents.
After speaking to residents every week over the past months, the same message keeps coming back, my residents feel unsafe.
Sadly, we have seen crime become more brazen and frequent. We are lucky to have great officers in our Safer Neighbourhood Team ( SNT) but there are only two. We used to have 10 officers in our SNT.
Residents have told me a police presence would make them feel safer. Sadly our SNT is too thin on the ground and criminals know this.
Victims don’t bother to report crime anymore as they don’t believe the police will respond. This is a dangerous situation. We need a local police presence people can rely on and criminals fear.
As a Councillor, I do not have the power to request more police. It is the Mayor of London who allocates police resources in London and he has let Lancaster Gate residents down, so I am petitioning him for more police officers.
Please sign and forward on if you agree.