Ealing Conservatives issued a press release yesterday confirming that 8 out of 23 Met Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be short staffed. We were promised teams in place by both the Mayor and Commissioner by the end of April but Cleveland, Ealing Common, Elthorne, Hobbayne, North Greenford, Northolt Mandeville, Perivale and Southfield wards will be short of PCSOs. There are only 7 opposition wards out of 23 in Ealing but fully 4 of them are short on their teams. No favouritism then?
The information came from a memo from Chief Super Bloomfield to Richard Barnes our Conservative GLA member for Ealing. This is the same policeman who assured me only a few days ago that there was nothing untoward with removing names of policeman from the SNT part of the Met website.