Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, last week attended an event to celebrate ten years of the ‘Safer Sutton Partnership’. The event, hosted by the organisation, looked back on the fantastic achievements of the last decade and promoted the crucial work that the community safety group do.
Above: Chief Supt. David Snelling (Right) and MP Tom Brake (Left)
The ‘Safer Sutton Partnership’ provides a number of services which are co-run by Sutton Council and the Met Police. They include CCTV coverage for the entire borough, as well as the ‘Safer Parks’ initiative and the ‘One Stop Shop’ which provides advice and support for victims of domestic abuse. Mr Brake joined the celebrations for the scheme, which aims to make Sutton Borough one of the safest in London and has helped crime in the area fall by 35% in the last 10 years.
Tom Brake said of the SSPS: “The Safer Sutton Partnership is a brilliant and ground-breaking initiative and I’m pleased to have been involved with the first borough to implement such a scheme.
The SSPS is a no-brainer. Pooling all the resources available to tackle issues like anti-social behaviour is the way forward!”
SSPS Manager Glenn Phillips commented: “Our 10th anniversary exhibition is not so much a history of the SSPS but rather an explanation of how Council and Police officers work together every day in a variety of ways to reduce crime and keep residents safe.”
The event took place at the Europa Gallery on the 24th January in Sutton Central Library and will remain open for the rest of the week.
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