Need for public safety awareness increases as Police station closes

January 22, 2011 by  

It was recently announced that Potters Bar police station is set to close in the latest round of government cuts. This has raised fears amongst local people that crime levels may rise as a direct result of the closure. The chairman of the local authority, Stuart Nagler said that:

“We’ll do all we can to protect safer neighbourhood teams and frontline services, and this is the cost of it. Less and less people are visiting police stations. People use phone and web-based ways of contact.”

This could mean that local authorities choose to look into other ways of communicating public awareness messages, such as via printed material. Companies offering flyer printing in Potters Bar have experience in printing flyers for large-scale communication projects and could help to significantly raise awareness of public issues that would have originally been communicated by the local police station.

Government cuts are hitting local authorities hard up and down the country as the UK battles to beat the deficit. As testament to this, Potters Bar police station is not the only station affected by the cuts. Five more police stations will be shut down, including Baldock, London Colney and Bushey. All of these stations will need to fill the gaps left in the community in some way and keeping lines of communication open with local residents using approaches like flyer printing will help Potters Bar residents to feel safe in their town as the cuts take place.