Until June 2008 King’s Cross had a dedicated Street Warden service. The Street Wardens had been instrumental in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. But despited the huge success of the service, and completely ignoring the wishes of local people and councillors alike the Liberal Democrat led Camden Council scrapped the dedicated service for King’s Cross.
Now every time we speak to local people, on the doorstep, at meetings and on the phone the first thing they raise is the rise in anti-social behaviour and the return of crimes like on street drug dealing and prosititution. You don’t need to take our word for this – have a look at the ward based crime figures from the Met Police.
With local people we fought the removal of the service in the first place. Now with over a years evidence of rising crime and anti-social behaviour – enough is enough. King’s Cross needs this service to stop it sliding back to the bad old days. You can support our local campaign by signing our petition.
Meanwhile we’re really busy working with police and council officers to try and get action on some of the worst behaviour. If you’re experiencing crime or anti-social behaviour let us or the police know, it will help us build evidence and tackle the problem.