Community leaders come together to reassure residents about the problem
No matter where you live in London, the fear of knife crime is increasing.
And despite Merton being one of London’s safest boroughs, community leaders will come together to reassure residents about the problem.
On Saturday, May 18, the police and Crimestoppers and the council’s youth offending team will come together to raise awareness of what is being done to tackle knife crime.
Merton Council’s cabinet member for community safety, Edith Macauley said: “Although Merton is one of the safest boroughs in London, we are aware that our residents are affected by knife crime and the fear of crime is a key concern for them.”
Also at the event will be nationwide charity Victim Support and Mitcham-based community interest company Unique Talent, which works on gang prevention.
As well as presentations and networking, there will be stalls run by organisations working for the prevention and detection of knife crime.
Ms Macauley added: “The council is working closely with our partners to ensure residents stay safe. This event is an opportunity to find out what organisations are doing to prevent knife crime, support victims and bring perpetrators to justice.”
The free event will take place at Morden Baptist Church (pictured above) in Crown Lane on Saturday, May 18, between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
Attendees are asked to register in advance here: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/communities-and-knife-crime-working-together-to-keep-merton-safe-tickets-59824104507
May 14, 2019