A PAIR of politicians are fighting to keep Brentford police station in the town centre.
Brentford councillors, Ruth Cadbury and Mel Collins, were infuriated when they learned about the Mayor of London's proposal to move the town's police station over a mile away from the heart of the centre.
The councillors first heard of the plans to relocate the Half Acre police station to the tower blocks in Green Dragon Lane at a Community Police Consultative Group meeting last month.
They both feel they could work with the Metropolitan Police to find a better venue which is easier for people to access.
Ms Cadbury, said: "It is bad enough that we are to lose the town's police station as a result of Boris' cuts to the Met, but to replace the front desk with a contact point open for as little as three hours a week, in a room that is out of the way and difficult to get to on public transport is simply unacceptable."
Mr Collins added: "People wanting to talk to a police officer need somewhere that is safe and secure, but also easy to get to. We have offered to work with the Borough Commander to find a more accessible base in the heart of the community.”
The councillors have suggested several possible venues to move the police station to, including community hub, the Docking Station which is in the middle of the High Street and is currently used for charity events and hosts the Bees Cafe every Thursday and Friday.