Simon Bell

  • signed Ealing Police station 2017-10-07 12:44:34 +0100
    It is bonkers to close local police stations and police SNT hubs.

    We need more not less visible policing.

    Fight to keep Ealing's police station

    573 signatures

    The London Mayor's plan to close Ealing Police Station is totally unacceptable. Ealing is a busy area and will become busier with the coming of the Elizabeth line. It is absurd to be left with just one police station at one end of the borough in Acton. Ealing Labour council is offering no alternatives while people's safety and communities are being put at risk.  

    We have already lost our counter service at Ealing Police Station. When the lease expires in 4 years there are no plans to keep a police station in central Ealing.   

    Local police stations create a visible presence. Officers spend more time patrolling the area close to the station as officers come and go for their breaks, at the beginning and end of their shift and when they have to secure their CS spray, a registered firearm arm which has to be locked in a designated place. 

    Do you think this is important? Tell us by signing our petition. There are similar problems in Chiswick which affect other parts of the borough.

    jo_baldwin_trott.jpgJo Baldwin Trott, Liberal Democrats candidate for the Cleveland Ward, served as an officer for Avon and Somerset Police. 'In the area I policed in Bristol the crime rate significantly increased when the local police station closed. The fear of crime increased due to the reduced visibility of officers. The local criminals knew that the police would take longer to respond and took advantage of this.'  Read Jo's longer piece on this issue here.

    We the undersigned call on London Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Government to keep Ealing and Southall police stations open and fund the service properly; and Ealing Council to stand up to the Mayor and the Government on this issue.

     

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  • signed Ealing's Cinema 2017-10-31 20:42:36 +0000

    Petition: Give priority to Ealing's Cinema and open it as soon as possible.

    1,207 signatures

    The estimated completion date has just slipped back by another year and we are going to have to wait until 2020. The saga continues.

    Ealing Common candidate in the local election, Craig O'Donnell said "Ealing has a long and distinguished history of film making. We deserve a Cinema."

    Ealing has been without a cinema for almost a decade. The site has changed hands twice because the developer has decided not to start construction.  Now we have further delays.

    Will you sign our petition to the developers St George?

    We the undersigned call upon Michael Bryn-Jones, Managing Director of St George PLC to make the construction of the already planned Filmworks scheme a priority, and to open the new cinema as soon as possible.

    Note that the original petition text was "We the undersigned call upon Michael Bryn-Jones, Managing Director of St George PLC to make the construction of the already planned Filmworks scheme a priority, announce a completion date, and provide reassurances that there is still interest from Picturehouse Cinemas to run the venue."

     

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