Safer Neighbourhood Teams of Headstone South and Headstone North

Date petition submitted: 
08 June 2011
Petition presented by: 
Navin Shah AM,
Petition presented at: 
London Assembly Plenary

Summary of petition

“We the undersigned, residents, taxpayers and frequent visitors of Headstone North Ward in Harrow object most strongly to any proposals to merge the Safer Neighbourhood Teams of Headstone South and Headstone North to the detriment of local and accountable policing in our ward.”

Response information

Name of person responding: 
The Mayor
Response date: 
09 November 2011
“Every ward in London, including both Headstone North and Headstone South, will continue to have its own dedicated SNT. The strength of SNTs on the streets will not change. SNT policing will remain at the heart of what the Metropolitan Police Service does for as long as I am Mayor. The only change is that in a few wards, teams will share a common sergeant to manage the teams administratively. The idea for this reform was actually suggested to us by SNTs themselves. “We are only doing this in wards where it would be sensible to do so. For example, there are some wards where the boundary runs down a busy road or a high street. It makes sense to increase coordination between the SNT teams policing those streets through shared sergeants. As you know, the North Harrow train station sits right on the border between the two wards you mention. It should be clear to all that coordinated policing around the station will be improved by these reforms.”