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Have your say - Met Police's 'Public Access Review'

I wanted to highlight with residents the chance to have your say on the Met Police's 'Public Access Review'.

Firstly, if you are wondering what 'Public Access Review' means, this is essentially a review into the way you can contact the police and access police services. This could mean on the telephone, going to a police station, meeting your safer neighbourhood team (SNT) or fixing an appointment.

The focus of the review is non-emergency access - in an emergency you should just ring 999 and you should still expect the police to come to you. There are no proposals to change this.

The review has come about because of pressure on police budgets but also because the police think that a more personal service is possible and would be better for many people. The latter is probably true. At Community Council last week it was clear that very few people know about how they could fix appointments to meet with their local SNTs and many felt if they could this it would be better …

Lane Ward By-Election Result

Some Peckham Rye residents will be aware that there was a by-election yesterday in one of our neighbouring wards. The results were as follows:

Alex Berhanu, Liberal Democrat 471
Rowenna Davis, Labour Party, 2,670
Simon Fox, Tory, 423
Brian Kelly, TUSC, 107
Anna Plodowski, Green, 472

Many congratulations to Rowenna who will be a fantastic councillor for the Lane.