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Posted: 11 May 2012
As part of Give & Gain Day 2012, SW London Law Centre has teamed up with Eversheds LLP to organise a ‘Know You Rights Day’ on Friday 18th May 2012. Give & Gain Day is the UK’s only national day of employee volunteering. Managed by Business in the Community, employees are encouraged to leave their work places for the day on Friday May 18th to volunteer for a variety of impactful programmes. Know Your Rights Day is designed to provide basic legal knowledge about Debt, Housing Law (... read more
Posted: 8 May 2012
I hope you've all seen that the Queen will be visiting Mitcham in under a fortnight! For more information on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee please click here. LBM has set up a youtube channel to collect your footage to comprise part of a film they are currently making. To access this youtube channel please click here. The Beacon Events, Torch Relay, The Olympics, The Paralympics, and Bandstand Marathon are all approaching. Though sport-focused, 2012 has been deemed a cultural happening, and LBM... read more
Posted: 8 May 2012
The deadline for the Arts Development Fund has been extended to the 18th May as they have only received a few applications. For further information please click here.
Posted: 8 May 2012
Dear Friends, A really good week at Merton, some brilliant work by my officers that has included a suspect wanted for recall to prison arrested in possession of 2 firearms and a number of people arrested for Burglary.   I finished the week off with a table top exercise at the AELTA this morning to plan for what might happen at this years Tennis Championships - hopefully nothing will be a bad as the scenarios we were given to play with ! As you know, when I arrived I told you all that I would... read more
Posted: 8 May 2012
The Merton Safeguarding Children Board is carrying out a survey of local organisations on private fostering arrangements. For more information on the survey please see the attached letter from Tony Eccleston, Chair of the Safeguarding Board. The survey is available here and there is more information on private fostering at www.merton.gov.uk/health-social-care/children-family-health-social-care/...
Posted: 8 May 2012
To view the latest newsletter from the Faith In Action Homelessness Project, please click here.
Posted: 4 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: 3 May 2012
If you are a local voluntary or community group and you need funding for a project focusing on Education or Community Development in London this grant fund may be able to help. Fund Themes1. Education   Retention - projects that ease the transition between primary and secondary schools, reduce absenteeism, and help prevent exclusion. Achievement - projects that raise people’s aspirations, achievements and attainment levels, for example in financial literacy, business awareness, functional and... read more
Posted: 3 May 2012
The latest newsletter from the Sutton and Merton Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service is available to download below. The service is due to move from the Nelson Hospital in June. For more information on the move click on the flyer.
Posted: 3 May 2012
Dear all We have made an excellent start to the performance year with reductions in Residential Burglary, Robbery and Theft of Motor Vehicle just three examples of the excellent work that your officers and teams have achieved. Many of you will have heard me say that we have one over arching priority and that is to have less victims of crime than last year. I know that we will be challenged by this during the Olympics but "Team Merton" have risen to the challenge superbly so far, and hopefully... read more

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