Please note that Neighbourhood Watch cannot take crime reports. If a crime is happening right now, or if you suspect something is about to happen, of if you are witnessing suspicious behaviour please contact the police now, using the information below. The sooner the police become aware of a problem, the more chance they have of apprehending suspects and protecting residents.
Dial 999 in an emergency - if you see a crime in progress, if you suspect one is about to be committed, if you see someone suspected of a crime, or if you see someone who is injured, being threatened or in immediate danger. Deaf and deafened people should dial 18000 in an emergency.
For all other calls, such as reporting a crime or incident not meeting the above criteria, you wish to speak to the local police or seek advice on police matters, dial 101, or contact your local ward Safer Neighbourhood Team. If you are concerned by anti-social behaviour and worry it will escalate into criminal activity, it’s best to report it to your Safer Neighbourhood Team. You can find their contact details by clicking HERE or dial 101 and explaining your situation. You can also report online at www.met.police.uk
The above options require you to identify yourself and supply further information. If you prefer to call anonymously with information about a crime, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or fill out an online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. If you have been a victim or crime and want support, please contact Victim Support on 0808 168 9111 or visit victimsupport.org.uk
Merton Council has a dedicated phone line for reporting illegally parked vehicles, which is available Monday to Saturday from 7am to 10pm, and Sundays 11.45am to 4pm. Call 020 8545 4661 (option 3) as soon as you notice an illegally parked vehicle, such as a vehicle parked:
Only use this line to report illegal parking. The officers who operate this line will not be able to discuss other parking-related issues with you.
You will need to provide details of the illegally parked vehicle you are reporting, including its location and a description of the vehicle. If it is blocking your driveway, you will also need to include your name and contact number.
A civil enforcement officer (CEO) will visit the location and issue a penalty charge notice (PCN) if the vehicle contravenes parking restrictions. We do not have the facility to remove vehicles. Vehicles must not park in a way that blocks any part of the flat section of a dropped kerb (shown by the red lines in the picture below).
To report a vehicle blocking your dropped kerb, call 020 8545 4661 and select option 3. The line is open from Monday to Saturday 7am to 10pm and on Sundays from 11.45am to 4pm. Civil enforcement officers (CEOs) can then visit the location and issue a penalty charge notice (PCN) to any vehicle that blocks any part of the flat section indicated by the red lines below.
The abandoned vehicle service will:
The service aims to meet the following standards:
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