Step Change Pilots for Merton

MQT on 2003-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2003
Question By: 
Samantha Heath
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Will the Mayor join me in making representations to the Commissioner to encourage consideration of Lavender, Figges Marsh & Cricket Green areas of Merton as pilot neighbourhoods for Step Change in Merton?



Answer for Step Change Pilots for Merton

Answer for Step Change Pilots for Merton

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am meeting the MPA/MPS at the end of November to discuss their budget submission. I have asked the Police to include proposals setting out how the Metropolitan Police can grow to 35,000 and deliver more police on the streets.I want to see every neighbourhood in London having a dedicated team of visible police officers working with the local community to address their concerns. This programme of growth and change in policing style, the Step Change programme, should deliver three new teams of six officers for every borough in London next year, as the first phase of this major growth and development of policing. The decision about which neighbourhoods these teams will be based must be a decision that is taken locally. I want to see the borough commanders consulting a wide range of different groups not just the local authority, assembly members or the local police community consultative groups, to determine where the teams in the first phase of the Step Change programme, should be based. This is of course dependent on the acceptability of the MPA budget submission, and the Assembly" decision on my consolidated budget. .