At Council on Tuesday 6th April Cllr Gareth Elliott raised, as a ward concern, the worrying news that Whitton and Heathfield’s neighbourhood policing team will have to move out of their current premises without any defined alternative within the town.
This means that they could potentially be without a home in Whitton and may have to be temporarily located to a new premises in Twickenham. The practicalities of this, and the fact they do not have their own transport, means that they will have longer to travel to cover Whitton and Heathfield.
It is my opinion that our local neighbourhood team are doing a fantastic job in Whitton and Heathfield, a view resoundingly echoed by residents on our local community website www.whitton.ning.com, and it is important that we support their hard work. To that end I have asked the Council and the Police Authority to consider alternative locations within the boundaries of Whitton and Heathfield wards.