Crosspoint House changes

Because of extremely low usage by the public, the opening times at the Safer Neighbourhoods base at Crosspoint House at 28 Stafford Road, Wallington, are changing.

The front counter will close for the last time on Wednesday 19th June to reopen as a ‘contact point’ the following day (Thursday 20th June) between 1900-2000hrs. Thereafter, it will then be open three times during the week as follows:

– 1400-1500 on Saturdays
– 1900-2000hrs on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

The changes are being introduced under the Met’s Local Policing and Estates Plan.

Inspector Ian Hicks, who is responsible for the teams policing the eastern side of the borough, including Wallington, said: “It’s all about us using our resources to have the greatest benefit for local communities.

“The public will still have access to us at Crosspoint House, and at Sutton Police Station and at Worcester Park Police Office. Plus residents can contact us by phone and online too. We remain committed to providing the highest levels of policing services in the borough.”

Sutton Police Station at 6 Carshalton Road, Sutton, will continue to remain open 24/7 whilst the opening times at Worcester Park Police Office at 154 Central Road, Worcester Park, will remain as 10am-2pm Monday – Friday.

Members of the public can also contact police in one of the following ways:

On the phone
Call us on 101 to report a crime that has already happened or make us aware of any local issues. Textphone (minicom) is also available on 18001.

In an emergency always call 999
Textphone (minicom) is also available for emergencies on 18000.

Online
Some crimes can be reported online at www.met.police.uk

Further information including detailed borough maps can be found at:
www.london.gov.uk/priorities/policing-crime/mission-priorities/police-and-crime-plan

Above is a press release from Sutton Police Station issued on 15 June

LIFE CENTRE CLIMBING WALL REOPENS

The Life Centre climbing wall in Sutton reopens for 2013 on Friday 1 March at the Life Centre.

If you are new to climbing, try our individual or family taster sessions. Groups can book one of our 90-minute sessions – all with qualified instructors.
Suitable for beginners upwards, it‟s great place for schools, and sports and community clubs to get active.

This year Junior Rock Club, which will run during the spring, summer and autumn terms. Come on down – the first session kicks off on Saturday 2 March for four weeks.

Party on the wall!
Climbing is also a great activity for birthdays too. We can provide 90 minutes of action-packed adventure for birthday parties, starting and finishing with unique party games – all while still on the wall.

Party bookings are available from age 7 upwards. For those aged 4-7 our Pebbles Parties are similar, but just an hour long.
For more information visit www.suttonlifecentre.org or to book call High Sports on 0845 363 1177.

Acts of Remembrance

On Saturday 10 November at 9.20am the Deputy Mayor together with members of the Wallington Branch of the Royal British Legion will be planting poppy crosses in the Garden of Remembrance at the old Town Hall, Wallington.  Everyone is welcome to go and support that event.

The Civic Act of Remembrance takes place on Sunday 11 November in Worcester Park.  There will be a Service of Remembrance at Christchurch with St Philip, Cheam Common Road, Worcester Park starting at 10am.  Following the service, there will be a procession from the church to the War Memorial for an Act of Remembrance starting at 10.50am.

Debt Clinic

The debt clinic is a free service which can help you manage your fi-nances, maximise your income and negotiate with creditors. It cannot help you with business debts for a current business, challenge parking fines or help you retrieve money from someone who owes it to you.
If you have questions about whether an appointment with the Debt Clinic can help you, call Croydon and Sutton Law Centre on 0208 667 9226, or email debt@swllc.org.
To book an appointment in the Croydon, Merton or Kingston offices call 0208 667 9226. To book an appointment in the Wandsworth and Merton (Tooting) office call 0208 767 2777. Alternatively, email debt@swllc.org, specifying where you would like an appointment if you have a preference.
Please remember to bring the most recent letters from your credi-tors to appointments, as well as any court papers. We may not be able to help you otherwise. If you aren’t sure whether something is relevant it is best to bring it anyway, just in case.