The London (Merton) Warden Resource Centre was officially opened in Morden on Wednesday 9 February.
Andrew Judge, Leader of Merton Council opened the center, which is only one of four in London.
The facility was established as a pilot scheme in 2003 with funding from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister to develop, train, support and aid existing and new warden schemes.
In Morden, over 3200 square feet of office space accommodates a large training/ conference room, a library/video area, a computer training area as well as members of the resource center and the warden management team.
The aim of the center is to encourage schemes in their development by providing access to quality training and information as well as the opportunity for warden schemes to meet, share ideas and support one another.
As well as providing advice and guidance, the Resource Centre Management Team have developed special training packages which all warden schemes can benefit from.
Andrew Judge, Leader of Merton Council said:
“We are proud that Merton is in the lead in establishing a Warden Resource Centre.
“The center works closely with local police and fire services to help make the borough a safer place to live, work or visit.
“Without the hard work and enthusiasm of all involved, the facility would not be where it is today – a thriving Learning and Development Centre.”
Notes to Editors: The Merton Warden Scheme was established in 2001 to work closely with the community to help reduce crime and improve their local area.