Labour Police Commissioner David Jamieson has announced that the front desk at Castle Vale, Erdington and Kingstanding will all be closed to the public leaving Erdington Constituency without a single Police Station open to the public. This is despite Labour finding £33 Million to refurbish the Police Commissioners posh City Centre office over the next two years! At the recent by-election the Police Commissioner pledged he would keep the stations open and now months later he is closing them. Last time this was tried in 2011/2012 local Conservatives, led by Robert Alden, successfully campaigned against the plan.
Robert Alden has again launched a campaign to keep open our front desks and is being helped in the campaign by Erdington Councillors Gareth Moore and Bob Beauchamp, Kingstanding Councillors and campaigners Gary Sambrook, Ron Storer and Andy Rudge, Stockland Green campaigner Rachel Toussaint and Tyburn Campaigner Clifton Welch.
Popular local campaigner Clifton Welch said “If Labour have £33 Million to spend why have they spent it all on doing up the offices of the Police Commissioner instead of saving our vital local Police station front desks”.
Robert said “ these front desks are vital for local residents and to close them at a time you have £33 Million to splash around on doing up offices in the City Centre is disgraceful, suburban Police Stations are vital to our local communitites”.