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Meeting tonight to consult over plans to close two Redbridge police stations

PUBLISHED: 17:13 11 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:13 11 February 2013

Campaigners against plans to close two Redbridge police stations will aim to make their voices heard at a consultation meeting being held tonight.

The London deputy mayor for policing Stephen Greenhalgh and the Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner Simon Byrne will host a one-hour consultation event at Redbridge Town Hall in High Road, Ilford form 8-9pm.

Both Woodford Police Station, High Road, Woodford Green and Wanstead Police Station, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead are earmarked for closure.

The proposed closures were announced last month as park of the draft police and crime plan of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).

As part of it, Barkingside Police Station in High Street, Barkingside, will reduce its opening hours as the Met look to make £500million savings in the next three years.

Speaking last month, council leader Cllr Keith Prince said: “I believe we made a compelling case to retain a permanent police station in the west of the borough.

“We will continue to vigorously lobby MOPAC.”

It has not been decided whether the Wanstead and Woodford stations will be sold, contrary to what a MOPAC spokesman told the Recorder last week.

MOPAC proposes selling about 200 buildings.

See this website tomorrow for reaction from the meeting.

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