Eltham North by-election: Safer Streets – More Police

"We all want to feel safe in our homes and walking the streets of our local communities.  It should not be too much to ask for us to be given that peace of mind and to expect the protection of the law.  But from speaking to people here in Eltham North, I know that many of us do not feel safe.


"Burglary and violent crime have both risen significantly in Greenwich over the last year.  But it is not just serious crime that matters:  graffiti, vandalism and anti-social behaviour all contribute to an atmosphere of neglect which invites crime.  Labour have failed to tackle this worrying trend; criminals are going unpunished whilst police stations are closing.

"We need a more visible police presence on the beat, the extension of CCTV and a zero tolerance approach to low level crime.  Labour's claim to be providing more police is all talk – the 'extra' officers they announced will not cover us here in Eltham North."

Nigel Fletcher

Nigel Fletcher is the Conservative Candidate in the Eltham North by-election to be held next Thursday, 10th February