London Borough of Merton’s Neighbourhood Wardens Conference

When: 9.30am – 1300pm, Thursday 22 November
Where: Council Chamber, Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden

Merton Council is hosting a conference on the Neighbourhood and Street warden’s schemes, which every London borough has been invited to attend.

The conference will feature two American speakers, Ms Stacy Irving Director of Crime Prevention Services, Philadelphia and Frank Russo Senior Director of Business Improvement District, Washington, who have helped to develop the warden scheme worldwide. The scheme was first introduced in the US and Holland.

It is of particular interest following Stephen Byers announcement last week that he was awarding money to pay for more wardens following a bidding stage. Merton Council was successful and secured five more wardens – two street wardens and three neighbourhood wardens.

The press are invited to attend the event. One to One interviews can be arranged with Merton’s council officers and councillors and the American speakers upon request.


9.30am Registration

10.00am Introduction by Colin Tanner (Merton Council Street Warden Manager) and Councillor Andrew Judge, Leader of Merton Council.

Presentations by Stacy Irving

Q&A session run by Colin Tanner

Presentation of Neighbourhood and Street Warden National Commendation Award to Eric Crane (LBM Neighbourhood Warden) for services to youth work in Pollards Hill.

12.00pm Lunch & interview opportunities

1300pm Ends

Please contact the Press Office on the number below to confirm attendance, request further information and to arrange interviews

020 8545 3434