Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire

02/09/11 - Rosie Cooper keeps fighting over future of Police Sta

 

Rosie Cooper met with Chief Constable Steve Finniganto register her objections to close some police stations and front desks.

 

Rosie has been a vocal opponent of the plans.  Lancashire Police are currently holding a consultation which could see the closure of public front desk at Ormskirk Police Station, the closure of Aughton police post and the sale of police houses

 

If the plans go ahead residents could be forced to make a 25 mile round trip to the nearest police front desk service based in Skelmersdale.”

 

Previously Rosie has said:

“"I absolutely oppose these proposals as they are not in the best interests of West Lancashire residents and I will be making my views known loud and clear as part of this consultation. I would urge all local residents to do the same.

 

Following her meeting with the Chief Constable Rosie said:

“I have a great deal of respect for Steve Finnigan and the work that he has done to make Lancashire one of the best police forces in the country.

 

“I do have some sympathy with the Chief Constable as ultimately it was the Conservative-led Government that has slashed £42 million from his budget and expect him to maintain the same level of service.

 

“I made it clear to Mr Finnigan that the huge number of constituents that have contacted me are worried that crime will increase and people will once again be fearful of going out on the streets at night.  He knows that I absolutely oppose these proposals as they are not in the best interests of West Lancashire residents

 

Rosie added:

 

"What we have is a Conservative-led Government that says it is tough on crime but the reality is it is tough on the people fighting crime. 

 

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