Community Safe Message




Maintain vigilance over burglary please. Recent communitysafe messages contained requests for ongoing vigilance against potential intruders and I know this seems to be a message which is repeated ad nauseum. Do please be aware that your efforts, are paying dividends – Thank You. To date in October, we have been notified of only one burglary offence in Merton Park. This compares to 4 in the same period for 2008, and 5 in 2007. The roads which are at most potential risk are those to the north particularly in and around Kingston Road, where there is activity on neighbouring Dundonald Ward.

Cross-ward offending from Abbey ward is being mitigated by work between ourselves, our crime prevention design advisor and Tramlink. Specially trained officers have inspected Tramlink fencing to ensure its integrity, and letters, and crime prevention booklets provided to homes in Dorset Road bordering the tramline advising on potential further security measures homeowners may wish to make.

We continue to monitor reports of offences on neighbouring wards, and direct patrol activity on our ward to those adjacent parts in an effort to further reduce offending. Please feel free to contact us as always on either 0208 721 2451 or via email to Thank you for continuing to use Communitysafe.

Message sent at October 16, 2009 10:18

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Burglary update –

Welcome to the last Community safe message from Merton Park prior to the Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night period.

Please be assured that, whilst we will be tackling issues arising out of the Hallowe’en and Firework festivities, we will also be maintaining our focus on existing priorities too.

Burglary. We are continuing our work to prevent, detect and deter burglary from occurring in Merton Park Ward. On the last update you were informed about a residential burglary. On further investigation this was found NOT be a burglary, but rather bailiffs re-possessing property.

Only one other, non-residential offence, against a shop premises, has been reported to us during October.

This means that, to date, only 1 burglary offence has occurred in Merton Park in October.
Thank You for your help in assisting us to reduce burglary in Merton Park.

Remember, it is often the simple things, such as locking doors and windows, or setting lighting timers as you leave, which have the greatest degree of success in beating the burglar

For more advice, please visit

Remember – ‘Bumblebee is Back’

Postal Scam.
Please be aware of this Postal Scam that has recently been highlighted to us:

The following scam has been uncovered and been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are attempting to make people aware.

A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 or 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).
DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

If you do call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £15 for the phone call.

If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655.

Many thanks.
Tony Leworthy PC795VW
Wimbledon Village SNT.
T: 020 8721 2457
E mail:


Bogus refuse collection staff

Merton Park SNT wish to give all Merton residents a timely warning regarding Bogus refuse collectors who ask for tips

Be aware that Merton Borough Council do NOT to permit their staff employed on refuse collection vehicles to knock on residents’ doors asking for Christmas tips.

Therefore any person knocking on your door, purporting to be so employed, and asking for a Christmas tip is bogus. Such instances should be reported to Police, where possible at the time or as soon as possible after the event, and providing a description of the individual concerned and the road in which the incident occurred.

This does of course NOT prevent you from providing a tip to your legitimate refuse collection team should you feel so inclined ! !

Message sent at December 20, 2009 19:24

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