Redbridge Council has announced a police hub will open in Woodford. 

It will be located on the Orchard Estate and the authority said it is part of its plan to bring police back into communities after Redbridge Enforcement Hubs were opened in Ilford and Hainault. 

Cllr Kam Rai, deputy leader of Redbridge Council, said: “Community policing keeps our streets safe, provides reassurance and empowers local people to develop good relationships with our police officers.

"As a council, we’re innovating to deliver more for Redbridge. By working with partners in the police and using council-owned spaces, like the offices in the Orchard Estate, we are bringing police back into the communities they serve.”

The Woodford Police Hub will house at least twenty Metropolitan Police officers from Wanstead Park, Wanstead Village, South Woodford, Churchfields, and Monkhams safer neighbourhood teams. 

They will work alongside council staff to tackle antisocial behaviour and support residents in the west of the borough.

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Ch Supt Stuart Bell said: “Strong community policing is the foundation of what we want to achieve in delivering a new Met for Londoners.

“More visible policing in neighbourhoods by officers and PCSOs will help reduce local crime, tackle antisocial behaviour and build strong, trusted, local partnerships.

"This new accommodation supports that and will make a real difference to the community."

The hub is set to open in the new year.