The October issue of the Metropolitan Police Authority's Independent Custody Visitor newsletter is now available. To read more click on the document below.
The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales has announced new funding for groups working to support people with mental illness in the criminal justice system. For full details click here.
Safer Merton, the partnership made up of Merton Council, the Police, London Fire Brigade and other agencies, is keen to discover your top community safety concerns.
Partners will be heading out onto the streets until the end of October to provide advice and information and encourage people to fill in the annual Strategic Assessment form. This will allow the team to identify concerns, evaluate how concerns have changed since the consultation was first run three years ago, and decide upon the best actions to assist and reassure the public.
Parts of Wimbledon town centre are currently covered by a Dispersal Zone. The police propose to extend this for six months to run from 29 October 2010 to 28 April 2011.
For full details of the Dispersal Zone click on the document below. The deadline for comments on the proposal is 5pm, 27 April 2010. Please reply to Claire Cuffie, Anti Social Behaviour Supervisor at Safer Merton: email Claire.Cuffie@merton.gov.uk or phone 0208 274 5972.
The Metropolitan Police Service has launched Safe, a youth website for 11-16 year olds. The site seeks to inform young people about the crime and safety issues that matter to them, ranging from bullying and drugs to gangs and knife crime.
The Metropolitan Police Authority is consulting on London’s policing priorities. To take part in their consultation questionnaire click here or call 020 7202 0063 for a paper questionnaire or to complete a questionnaire over the telephone.
A partnership made up of Merton Council, the Police, London Fire Brigade and other agencies - will be out on the streets until the 29th of October, determined to find out the top community safety concerns of those who live and work in the borough.
The Metropolitan Police Authority has published the September highlights of its strategic mission Met Forward programme. For full details click here.
The agenda for the next meeting of the Merton Community Policing Partnership has been finalised. Topics for the meeting include:
Safer Merton is keen to get a better understanding of the services offered to victims and witnesses of hate crime. They have developed a questionnaire which is predominately aimed at those organisations who offer or who can offer a service to victims or witnesses of hate crime.
For more information and to complete their questionnaire visit http://www.merton.gov.uk/hatecrime