Support for rough sleepers in cold weathers - Severe Weather Emergency Protocol

The Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) is activated by the Mayor and Greater London Authority in case of temperatures forecast below freezing anywhere in London. When SWEP is "activated", the arrangements in Merton are: If you become aware of a potential rough sleeper, please make a referr...

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Dramatic drop in police response times following police merger

The Mayor of London has admitted that police response times have fallen dramatically across Merton following the merger of its police teams with those in neighbouring boroughs. In figures supplied to Liberal Democrat Councillor Paul Kohler late last year, in the 4 months before the merger, respon...

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Open Letter from Cllr Carl Quilliam following the Brexit Vote

Dear friend, Brexit is a mess. That much is true whether you were one of the 72% in Wimbledon who, like me, voted to remain in the European Union, or whether you voted to leave. Following Theresa May’s crushing defeat in the vote on her Brexit deal any hope of an orderly Brexit is rapidly disapp...

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