Action On South Wimbledon Estate

South Wimbledon Estate Residents Aim High

The residents on South Wimbledon's High Path estate will see some of their issues tackled when the police, health service, probation service and the council focus on the area as part of this year's Action in Merton (AIM) events.  

The estate was chosen from a shortlist by residents at the Wimbledon community forum and will be the first of five areas around the borough to be tackled by the AIM teams this year.  

The first day of action on Friday May 21 will get to work on environmental issues and anti-social behaviour. Day two on Saturday May 22, invites residents to speak to teams between 10am-2pm about how to keep safe, prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, keep the family safe from fire risk and live a healthy lifestyle.  

Helen Harper, Acting Chief Inspector of Merton police, said: "Whether it is removing graffiti or advising residents on keeping their home safe from burglary, bringing together the council and other partner services with the police's Safer Neighbourhood Teams for these AIM events will ensure residents get the service they need to help them feel safer about the specific area they live in."  

Forthcoming AIM events will also work with residents to identify a particular area that needs attention, bringing in the services needed to help. In the weeks before each event the AIM teams will also visit the area to see what action needs to be taken.   The next two areas are Canterbury Road in Morden on 17-18 June and Shannon’s Corner in Raynes Park on 22-23 July.

To decide where future AIM events take place, residents are invited to discussions at the Colliers Wood and North East Mitcham community forum on Wednesday June 16 and the Mitcham Community Forum on Tuesday June 22.

May 18, 2010