Community safety

June 2011


DOG WATCH SCHEME LAUNCHED Merton's Dog Watch scheme will be officially launched on: Saturday 14th May 2011 in King George's Playing Field, Tudor Drive, Morden, SM4 4PN between 10am and 2pm. The scheme is aimed at dog owners from across the borough and aims to collect information from members about issues in their area that impact on their quality of life, for example, anti social behaviour, dangerous dogs or even untaxed vehicles.

The scheme will also be used to advise and inform owners on dog welfare, care and legislation, through a quarterly newsletter. Please come along and support the event and bring your family, including your dog! There will be a dog agility course, training advice, free Health Checks, free micro chipping and lots more. For more information or to sign up to the scheme, do not hesitate to contact me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 020 8721 2456.

HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF POLICING IN LONDON Tell us how you want to access police services and influence the future of local policing in your area in an online survey. You can complete the anonymous survey by following this link on the Met Police website (If the link does not work then go to the home page of and halfway down the right hand side is a box which says ‘Give us your feedback’.

The survey is part of a review being carried out by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) into the different ways in which you can contact police and access our services. These range from telephone, online and face-to-face methods, including via police stations and appointments. The survey aims to find out which of the many channels you currently use to contact us and after learning about the variety of ways that exist, the survey poses the question would you choose a different way of accessing police services in future.

One of the more recent offences involved three boys tricking their way into a flat above the shops in West Barnes Lane. While in there some jewellery and a purse were taken. One boy has been arrested and is now on Police bail while further enquiries are made.

Two men have been arrested after they took petrol from the service stations on the ward without paying for it. One of the men has been charged and appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates Court. The other is on Police bail while the enquiries are finalised.

Following complaints of drug use around Shelley Court a search warrant was executed there and a reasonable quantity of herbal cannabis was found in a flat. A man has been arrested over this matter and charged with the possession of cannabis. He is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates Court today. Two young people were arrested following a report that a group had run on the tops of some cars in Southway. The Police responded promptly and stopped a group of people in Grand Drive. A car was found with a broken light and some good detective work by the officers found some footprints on the car which matched some of the people in the group stopped and two of them were arrested. They both received reprimands for their behaviour which is a formal caution for people under 18 years with fingerprints, DNA and a record made on the Police National Computer.

We still have time to address anti-social behaviour, undertake bike marking, complete home and car security reviews, and help set up alley gate schemes so please contact us if there are any matters which concern you. Preventing something from happening is better than dealing with the aftermath.


Graham Chapman Sgt 54VW

West Barnes Safer Neighbourhood Team

0208 721 2454

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