Elizabeth Street area traffic issues
For your information, Westminster City Council is currently progressing with a trial of 20mph controls on Westminster roads. A number of sites for the 20mph trial have been identified and these are focussed specifically at school locations. There is a high level of interest in the trial and should the outcome mirror results of surrounding boroughs, the expansion of the scheme is likely.
Elizabeth Street has been added to the list of potential sites for 20mph controls for consideration in the future.
However, it needs to be borne in mind that the roll-out of sites will be priority and funding dependent. In the meantime Elizabeth Street has been reported as a possible vehicle speeding location to Community Roadwatch. Community Roadwatch is a road safety initiative which aims to reduce speeding in residential areas. WCC is currently working in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to run Community Roadwatch. The scheme gives local residents the opportunity to work side by side with their local police teams, and use speed detection equipment to identify speeding vehicles. Any information captured through Community Roadwatch will help to identify whether further interventions are required. Further information can be obtained by contacting WestminsterCommunityRoadwatch@met.police.uk.
Belgravia Police station closing
Our petition regarding closing the Belgravia Police station is now closed.
Thank you for your support and signing our petition. We will keep you informed on the progress of Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) plans.
I strongly object to Belgravia Police station public office desk being closed as part of the funding cut backs that the Metropolitan Police are being forced to make through government policy.
Whilst appreciating that much can be done on line to report crime there is no substitute for having a police force both visible and approachable in the local community.
For these reasons I am adding my name and providing my particulars to ask that The Mayor and the Commissioner of Police rethink this strategy for Belgravia Police station.
Belgravia Police station building will remain as an administrative hub for the Met and therefore I would recommend the following mode of operation take effect.
Rather than keep a trained and valuable police officer on duty on the basis that a member of the public may or may not come in for support, then instead access to the front desk be granted via a front door bell for anyone seeking assistance .Any of the given police personnel inside could simply attend as and when required freeing up a dedicated and trained officer. This would in itself save the salary of a dedicated police officer to attend to live matters, but at the same time offer that security that is expected via the local resident and business base in Belgravia.