03 March 2013

Can you help Lambeth get a 100 extra police officers?

Lambeth council has launched a new campaign which asks the Mayor of London to provide 100 more police officers for Lambeth to make our streets safer.

Why are we campaigning now?

The Mayor of London is responsible for policing across London. According to his own figures the number of police officers in Lambeth has fallen by 20 per cent since 2010 meaning we lost 214 police officers in that time. That's the biggest reduction of any London borough.

What are we asking for?

Lambeth is asking for a fairer deal and more police for a borough which has high levels of crime and increasing levels of fear of crime (up 9 per cent last year).

100 more police officers would mean Lambeth being treated like other London boroughs and will bring us in line with the London average. We think that’s a fair deal.

What will the 100 extra police provide?

Keep local policing teams
Break the cycle of gang violence
Make Lambeth safer for women
Reduce robbery and serious violent crime
Put police where they are needed most.

How can you help?

You can help by signing the council petition and passing it on to your friends and family.

Vassall Labour will also be joining the campaigning by delivering the material about this idea to parts of the ward during March.

If you want a small postcard to sign and send back to the Mayor, get in touch with us on vassalllabour@gmail.com