Concerns about cuts to local policing were also raised at the public meeting yesterday evening. Hammersmith and Fulham's Tory council, Boris Johnson (whatever spinning he is doing now) and David Cameron have all signed off on plans to slash funding. This was always dangerously short-sighted. Today, we need a rethink.
The H&F councillor responsible for steering through cuts in the crime budget is Greg Smith, Cabinet Member for Residents Services, known for his short temper and foul mouth (see here). He was the only Tory councillor we could see at the meeting (Labour opposition leader Steve Cowan was there with many colleagues).
If you think Greg has got it wrong and should reverse the local police cuts, you can email him at email@example.com.