Park Policing

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0201
Question By: 
Andrew Pelling
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Why should the burden of Sutton's park policing be shifted to the Mayor as part of the Liberal Democrat Administration's cuts in Sutton?

Answer

Answer for Park Policing

Answer for Park Policing

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I condemn the London Borough of Sutton's decision to make cuts to security within its parks and open spaces. Public safety must be paramount, especially the safety of women and children who use parks day in and day out. Sutton's neglect of it's parks will lead to anti-social behaviour and vandalism, which will make the spaces unwelcoming and unusable by local residents.