Have your say on community safety in Merton

Residents, visitors and workers in Merton can have their say now on what crime concerns they have through the council’s annual safety survey.

Safer Merton, the borough Community Safety Partnership including the council, Police, Fire Brigade, probation and health services, carries out a strategic assessment every year looking at community safety issues in Merton. A survey is put together for residents to share their concerns around crime, disorder, anti-social behaviour, drugs and alcohol.

Results from the survey, along with analysis of all crimes that happen in the borough help Safer Merton set the partnership’s priorities for the coming year. This year the partnership is putting a particular focus on supporting communities, building confidence in communities where fear of crime is high, supporting victims and managing offenders.

Leader of Merton Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: “Merton is one of the safest boroughs in London. This survey plays a key role in keeping it that way, which is why we want residents to tell us their concerns. Through working with our partners, we will continue to address them.”

To complete the survey visit www.merton.gov.uk/safermertonconsultation. Paper versions of the survey are available in the Civic Centre.