Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)
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"Today London suffered a horrific attack near Parliament Square which we are treating as a terrorist attack.
A number of people have lost their lives and at least twenty people have been injured.
My heart goes out to those who have lost loved ones and to everyone who has been affected.
Tragically, a Metropolitan Police officer who was doing his duty protecting our city is amongst those who have been killed - and my thoughts are with his family this evening.
I want to express my gratitude on behalf of all Londoners to the police and emergency services who have shown tremendous bravery in exceptionally difficult circumstances.
I have spoken to the Acting Metropolitan Police Commissioner Craig Mackey, and national lead for Counter-Terrorism Policing and Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley - and remain in close contact with them.
Londoners should be aware that there will be additional armed and unarmed police officers on our streets from tonight in order to keep Londoners and all those visiting our city safe.
I want to reassure all Londoners and all our visitors not to be alarmed - our city remains one of the safest in the world.
London is the greatest city in the world and we stand together in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life. We always have, and we always will.
Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism."
The MOPAC Policing and Public Access in London document identified Chelsea Police Station as a site which was unsuitable for operational requirements in the long term, and identified the need for new facilities nearby. It operates as a deployment base and contains a Contact Point. Subject to alternative locations being found DMPC approved the disposal and marketing of Chelsea Police Station in December 2014 [DMPCD 2014-133].
This paper proposes the acquisition of a leasehold interest at the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s (RBKC) Old Town Hall, investment in this site to fit it out, and the temporary relocation of the neighbourhood policing team to Pavilion Road until the Old Town Hall site works is completed. The Contact Point has been temporarily re-located to the Worlds End Safer Neighbourhood base.
The cost and terms of the lease are set out in exempt Part 2. The proposed investment is £325,000.
The DMPC is asked to
1. approve the acquisition of a leasehold interest in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s accommodation at Chelsea Old Town Hall to meet the long term requirements for those teams based in Chelsea Police Station, on proposed terms as detailed in exempt Appendix 2,
2. approve the proposed £325,000 investment to fit out the site
3. approve the temporary relocation of the Chelsea Neighbourhood Policing Team to Pavilion Road Safer Neighbourhood base, and
4. note the temporary relocation of the contact point at World’s End Safer Neighbourhoods base on Kings’ Road until completion of works at Chelsea Old Town Hall
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