Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, will meet with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Police and Crime Commissioner, James Ablewhite, tomorrow (Friday 12 January) to discuss matters relating to the Commissioner’s portfolio including the decision to sell off Parkside Police Station, which was announced last week.
Last week, Mr Zeichner spoke out about the proposal to sell Police Parkside over fears that the move is being done as a “cover for cuts in funding from the current Government.” During his meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner he will be looking for assurances that this move will not have a detrimental impact on the policing levels in Cambridge, and that any future plans of the site will bring a long-term benefit for the city.
Ahead of tomorrow’s meeting Mr Zeichner has said: “I am looking forward to meeting with the Police and Crime Commissioner, especially after news last week that there are plans to sell off the Parkside Police Station, which has served our city for more than 40 years. As i said last week, ensuring the safety of my constituency is critical so I will be seeking assurances that this will not impact policing levels. Cambridge is already facing increasing pressures as a result of Government cuts and any moves that will contribute to that I will oppose.