Safer Merton, the partnership made up of the council, the police, the fire brigade and other agencies, will be on hand to answer residents’ questions at the first in a series of ‘pop up’ days on Tuesday 19 January. The event will take place between 10.30am – 2pm at the New Horizon Centre, Pollards Hill.
On the day there will be stalls from local groups including the Pollards Hill Safer Neighbourhood team, Neighbourhood Watch, Merton’s Domestic Violence Unit, the London Fire Brigade and the council’s environmental and waste services. Local councillors will also be on hand so residents can talk to them about any safety concerns they have and find out about services available to them.
Merton’s cabinet member for community safety, engagement and equalities, Councillor Edith Macauley, said: “The Safer Merton ‘pop up’ day is an opportunity for residents to speak directly to us about any community safety concerns they have or any local issues they feel the relevant services need to be aware of. Merton is one of the safest boroughs in London and we want to keep it that way. Events like this help us reassure residents that we are here for them should they need us.”
Acting Chief Superintendent Steve Wallace said “This is a great opportunity for the police and partners from the council, the fire service and Moat Housing to engage with the community and listen to their concerns. I look forward to meeting local people at the event.”