Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East, has been presented with a petition signed by over 2,000 local residents in opposition to plans to close and sell off Wednesfield police station. The petition was organised by the Labour council candidates for Wednesfield North, Mary Bateman and Wednesfield South, Greg Brackenridge. Emma said: “I want to thank Mary and Greg for organising a petition against the closure of Wednesfield police station. Mary and Greg are standing up for the concerns of residents of Wednesfield.

“Like the 2,000 plus people who signed the petition I am opposed to West Midlands Police’s proposal to close and sell-off the police station. I have raised these concerns with the Chief Superintendent for Wolverhampton and I have urged West Midlands Police to look again at their plans.”

Greg Brackenridge said, “We have had huge support from local residents who do not want to lose this vital building and who support their local police officers and PCSOs. Wednesfield is united in supporting these vital public services and we will fight the proposed closure all the way.”

Mary Bateman said, “If Wednesfield police station is sold-off, it will likely mean that there will never be a police station in Wednesfield again. If the closure does go ahead, the police should invest the money saved on a greater police presence in Wednesfield.”

April 2018