Time for some Action

Merton residents have a chance to discuss crime and safety advice with local community organisations at the Action In Merton (AIM) event on Thursday 23 June 2011.

The one day event takes place at Moreton Green, Ravensbury Ward from 10am – 2pm. Whilst the council’s street cleansing teams will be doing a general clean up of the area, residents who come along and take part in the day can benefit from a wealth of expertise and advice. Members of the Ravensbury Ward Safer Neighbourhood Team, the council’s recycling and anti-social behaviour teams and other Safer Merton partners will all be on board. Dog owners can also have their dogs micro chipped free of charge.

Action in Merton (AIM) is an initiative to make Merton a safer, cleaner and healthier place for all. It is a partnership approach looking to make a real difference to local communities in a short period of time, with each event preceded with a ‘walk about’ with key partners including councillors, police and housing associations to identify potential issues which can be resolved on the day. Environmental crime and anti-social behaviour are concerns often raised in the council’s annual residents’ survey and the AIM events are one of the key ways the council is trying to tackle these problems.

Councillor Edith Macauley, Merton Council cabinet member for community safety, cohesion and equalities said “Action in Merton is a great event for residents to get expert advice on issues which concern them, particularly environmental crime and anti social behaviour. ‘

For more information visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/aim