If you’re concerned or confused by proposals to close around half of London’s police stations and shift front counters and contact points to places like supermarkets and coffee shops, sign up to attend one of the public consultation meetings now.
Between 9 January and 28 February, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh and colleagues will be spending an hour in each borough. (If you’re thinking that’s not long, Boris Johnson has defended it by saying Greenhalgh will doubtless have to face “a fusillade of politically motivated brickbats” so perhaps he needs protecting, poor flower.)
The first meetings are on 9 January: in Lambeth at the Electric from 6pm and at City Hall for Southwark from 8pm. The full list is on the GLA website. You have to register your intention to go and we don’t know if you’ll be allowed in if you don’t sign up (possibly not if the meetings get busy). The full draft plans will be available on the GLA website from Monday.