Safe and Secure
Sutton has been a low-crime borough, but fear of crime is high. We will tackle that so people are not only safe, but actually feel safe.
1. Set a clear measurable target for reducing the fear of crime within the borough. This can only be achieved through a highly visible policing strategy. We will also seek to maintain the Safer Neighbourhoods Teams and oppose any cuts to the service by Boris Johnson.
2. Develop a Visible Presence on the Street through regular Community Action Weeks with all of the Sutton Partnership's operatives to be seen out on the streets so as to be seen to reclaim certain areas.
3. Consider developing a voluntary levy of pubs and clubs in Sutton High Street to pay for additional policing of the area in the evenings
4. Develop a "Junior Neighbourhood Warden" scheme to assist with the reporting and tackling of some environmental and enviro-crime problems, through clear up days.
5. Develop a Local Respect campaign and strategy that helps tackle the worst “Eyesore Gardens” (ie mattresses in the front garden) as well as puts more effort into enforcement over noisy parties.
6. Continue the fixed and mobile CCTV cameras scheme and for the Council to provide a subsidised service for the sale of small private CCTV camera systems to individuals in less well off communities
7. Provide long-term commitment, stability and assured funding for local domestic violence services.
8. Introduce "Graffiti Removal Notices" to enable speedy clean-up of private property. Promote more schemes where residents are given paint to paint out graffiti on their fences.
9. Take your security seriously. We will inform the public of emergency planning procedures, while maintaining necessary local security precautions against criminal or terrorist actions.
10. Focus resources on a key local outcome of reducing youth re-offending and will develop joined-up work with partner organisations to make progress in this area.