Neighbourhood Watch is recognised nationally as being one of the most effective voluntary organisations. It was started in 1982 in the village of Mollington in Cheshire after a spate of burglaries. This voluntary organisation is the best example of police and communities working in partnership to reduce crime and fear of crime, to build safer communities to improve the quality of life.
Here in Wandsworth borough, we also have Safer Neighbourhoods teams that are dedicated to our community and are additional to other policing teams and units in London. In Southfields our Safer Neighbourhoods team consists of Police officers and Police community support officers (PCSOs) and they are dedicated to making our neighbourhood a safer place to live in, work in and visit. They listen and talk to us and find out what affects our daily lives and feelings of security. Their priorities are then set by us the local community and they work with us and other agencies to find a lasting solution.
The Met Police team members for Southfields are Inspector James Waddington, Sergeant Mark Coates, PC James Elvy and PCSO Donald Lopes.
You can also get more information and download leaflets about Neighbourhood Watch and Safer Neighbourhood teams on the Wandsworth Council website.