The following article was written by Reporter Ian Weifass, and was published by the Romford Recorder on 20th April 2012. You can view the original here:

The following article, by Reporter Lee-Ann Richards, appeared in the Romford Recorder on 2nd March 2012, and is available at:

London's popular local police teams are under threat after Mayor Boris Johnson forced through budget cuts which will mean 455 fewer police officers across the capital.

Labour's Safer Neighbourhood Teams have been delivered for every ward in London. At the core of each team is a sergeant, two constables and three police community support officers (PCSOs).