Thursday 29 May 2008

"Evening all!" in olde Hampstead Towne

No particular point of issue here, but this just seemed such a great picture to take.

It's the lamps at night outisde Hampstead Police Station and i just think it is great - it's just a shame that whilst the lights are on and people are at home the front desk is closed up and there is no public access...

It's quite easy to worry that if you hammered on the door you might not get a response.

But I guess that's one of the reasons why so many of us care so much about local policing and are prepared to fight and fight...

The old blue lamp though was one of the great signs of public reassurance in victorian and edwardian London. Considering that fear of crime is still one of the great worries of urban London, you would think that the Metropolitan Police Authority would have a greater understanding of the concerns of residents who are faced with police station closures!

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