Base for Chingford Green and Endlebury neighbourhood police officers opened by Iain Duncan Smith MP

The opening of the Safer Neighbourhood team's base in Chingford

The opening of the Safer Neighbourhood team's base in Chingford

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A BASE for a safer neighbourhood team was opened by Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith.

The office in a former post office in Sewardstone Road, has no front counter but will be used by officers for the Chingford Green and Endlebury areas whenever the teams are on duty.

The base was officially opened today at a ceremony to be attended by Mr Duncan Smith MP and ward councillors and ward panel chairs.

Chief Superintendent Benbow, Borough Commander of Waltham Forest said: “The Safer Neighbourhood Teams are here to stay; it is what real policing is about and I am proud to open this base today.

"It shows our continuing commitment in providing a local service to local people dealing with their local problems.”

Ian Duncan Smith  MP, said: "I know what a difference the Safer Neighbourhoods Teams have made for local residents.

“Having a base in the area, and police officers who know the area and know local people, means that problems can be picked up and dealt with, making everyone safer."

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5:05pm Fri 16 Oct 09

Bob Simms says...

It will another place for coppers to hide away and drink tea. No counter, no members of the public to worry about, no paperwork, ahhhh thats the life.
It will another place for coppers to hide away and drink tea. No counter, no members of the public to worry about, no paperwork, ahhhh thats the life. Bob Simms
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3:54pm Sat 17 Oct 09

Toby Bligh says...

Need more coppers not nicks.
Need more coppers not nicks. Toby Bligh
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8:21am Mon 19 Oct 09

hazzer says...

What a joke.....the office has been there now quite a while and not once have I seen it in use. The shutters are always down as if the police are scared its going to get broken into!

I haven't even seen any community police in the area apart from riding up and down to Chingford on the 379!
What a joke.....the office has been there now quite a while and not once have I seen it in use. The shutters are always down as if the police are scared its going to get broken into! I haven't even seen any community police in the area apart from riding up and down to Chingford on the 379! hazzer
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