Crime & Policing

Ensuring Merton remains one of safest boroughs in London

WHAT WE’VE DONE

  • Took Labour’s Mayor of London to court, forcing him to abandon his plans to close Wimbledon Police Station in 2018.
  • Lib Dems were the only party to respond to the Mayor’s latest proposals threatening our station – the Tories & Labour party did nothing!
  • Called a special Council meeting on violence against women & girls in which our proposals to ensure the Council takes practical steps to improve their safety were unanimously supported.
  • Pushing Council to become a leader in restorative justice, using Central Government funding to help, where appropriate, victims of crime confront the perpetrator in a controlled setting.

WHAT WE'LL DO

  • Continue fighting to stop the Mayor closing Wimbledon Police Station.
  • Prioritise restorative justice within Merton to cut fear of crime and reoffending.
  • Support the Borough Commander’s strategy to prioritise community policing.
  • Raise the profile of police ward panels and Neighbourhood Watch by holding public meetings to further develop community engagement.
  • Put greater emphasis on changing male, rather than female, behaviour in addressing violence against women and girls.
  • Address Anti-Social Behaviour in social housing by working with Clarion and other agencies.