Safer Merton hits the streets

Safer Merton – a partnership made up of Merton Council, the police, London Fire Brigade and other agencies – will be out on the streets during the next couple of weeks, determined to find out residents’ top concerns.

The team’s reassurance bus will be touring the borough, stopping off at various locations from Tuesday 18 November until Monday 1 December. Safer Merton partners will be on hand to provide advice and information and encourage people to fill in the annual Strategic Assessment consultation form – which will allow the team to identify the concerns that local residents have, and help them decide the best actions they can take to assist and reassure the public.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for community safety and engagement Councillor Tariq Ahmad said: “We are determined to make sure Merton is a place where everyone feels safe and secure. It is vital, therefore, residents let us know what their concerns are so that these may be tackled and resolved”

“The Safer Merton partnership will be out on the streets and everyone is welcome to come and talk to the team. It is only by knowing what worries people have that we will be able to address their concerns and reassure them.”

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Safer Merton is working on its second borough wide Strategic Assessment, which will be completed by March 2009.

The Strategic Assessment can be filled in on line at

Times and locations of the Safer Merton team around the borough:

Reassurance Bus outside Merton Civic Centre – Tuesday 18 November
Reassurance Bus outside the Clock Tower in Mitcham Town Centre – Thursday 20 November
Stall in Wimbledon Library – Friday 21 November
Stall inside the Savacentre, Colliers Wood – Monday 24 November
Reassurance Bus outside Tandem Centre, Colliers Wood – Tuesday 25 November
Reassurance Bus outside Tesco’s West Barnes (Shannon’s Corner) – Thursday 27 November
Reassurance Bus outside Piazza, Wimbledon Town Centre – Monday 1 December