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Posted: 22 May 2012
To see the latest events organised by Mitcham Cricket Green Community and Heritage please click here.
Posted: 21 May 2012
The latest edition of the Merton Partnership’s e-bulletin is available to view here.
Posted: 21 May 2012
LINk Merton is a local network which enables people to influence health and adult social care services. We are looking for five people to join a newly formed steering group which will act as the decision making body in relation to the work programme and, in conjunction with the Host, promote the work of LINk Merton and ensure the voice of local communities influences local services.   For further information about the role of the steering group and how to apply see the documents below. If you... read more
Posted: 18 May 2012
As part of the Happy Soul Festival, South West London St George’s Mental Health Trust and local voluntary sector partners are holding a half day conference at Vestry Hall exploring BME mental health issues.   For more information click on the attached flyer below. This has also been a priority area for LINk Merton. To download a report from a workshop last autumn, please click here.  
Posted: 18 May 2012
To view the latest weekly message from the borough commander, click here.
Posted: 18 May 2012
Safer Merton have publicised their priorities for 2012-13, which were set following a major consultation exercise at the end of 2011. The five priority areas are: Alcohol Related Disorder; Anti-Social Behaviour; Burglary; Domestic Violence and Robbery. For more information on the consultation process and the priorities, click here.  
Posted: 18 May 2012
A major piece of research is published today on customers’ and carers’ experiences of the self directed support process in Merton. The research was conducted by Jennie Chapman for LINk Merton and is based on questionnaires, interviews and focus groups with both customers and carers. Key findings from the research are as follows: The experience of most customers who took part in the research has been positive Carers have tended to find the process to be more difficult than customers and they... read more
Posted: 18 May 2012
The Go Forum is holding a meeting on 18th June, 1.30 to 3.00 at All Saints Day Centre, to discuss transport services. For more information see the attached advert below
Posted: 15 May 2012
Lola Barrett, Chair of MVSC, welcomed over 60 people to Grenfell Housing and Training and invited Councillor Stephen Alambritis, Chair of the Merton Partnership and Leader of Merton Council, to officially launch the new voluntary sector funding programme Promoting Health and Wellbeing in East Merton. Councillor Alambritis welcomed this new 3-year programme which has been set up with £300,000 from the Merton Partnership Performance Reward Grant Fund and further demonstrates the strength of the... read more
Posted: 14 May 2012
Dear friends, It has been another very positive week overall in Merton. We have had further reductions in robberies this week. Whilst we need to keep a focus on this, there have been none reported to us over the last two days which is superb. My CID department have also had other successes that have included charging some of our high profile criminals and I can promise you, we will continue working hard on locking up as many more as possible. I am confident that we will have fewer victims of... read more

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