We are very pleased to announce that through a strong partnership approach, the World Cup and tennis have passed off with very few incidents in Wimbledon town centre.
With neighbouring towns reporting lots of issues, it is a testament to the pubs and clubs of Wimbledon that at a time when things could have got ‘out of hand’, they didn’t.
PC Russ Stevens – Merton Police Licensing Officer said, – ‘ The partnership of; Love Wimbledon, Licensed Premises, Merton Council CCTV, and the Police working together, has meant that the town centre has enjoyed a busy, but very safe past few weeks, particularly at a time when other town centres have seen a significant rise in crime and disorder related to the Football World Cup’
This follows on from a Christmas and New Year festive period, when recorded crimes registered an all time low in the town centre.
Wimbledon remains one of the safest town centres in London and we need to keep it that way. To assist in making this happen Love Wimbledon promotes the use of both Town Link Radio and Littoralis (anti-social behaviour secure information sharing system). Used together, these systems assist in reducing crime and facilitate joint working between the police, CCTV and the retail sector.