Westminster Petition to Mayor to stop Police Merger

Westminster Conservative Group Leader, Cllr Nickie Aiken, hands in a petition to the Mayor of London urging him to rethink his plans to merge Westminster’s local police teams with Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea. 

Cllr Aiken presented the petition signed by thousands of worried Westminster residents and businesses to GLA Members Gareth Bacon and Tony Devenish, at City Hall. They will ensure the Mayor receives and acknowledge concerns that have united the City of Westminster as well as those living in the other two boroughs.

Commenting Cllr Aiken said: "The Mayor's plans to merge Westminster police with the two other boroughs in utter madness. It will leave massive gaps within our neighbourhood teams which are already stretched, having to deal with London-wide responsibilities such as Changing of the Guard and the hundreds of protests and marches that take place in our city.

"I would like to thank all the local people and businesses who have supported our campaign and signed our petition. I hope the Mayor will appreciate the true concerns we all have about his plans and decide that they go too far and reverse his decision."