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Cabinet post details

Cabinet Member for Voluntary Sector, Partnerships and Community Safety


·         Overseeing the council’s community partnerships, including specific focus on the voluntary sector

·         Leading on the management of grants to community groups

·         Looking at decisions of Grants Committee and chair of the Merton Compact Board.

·         Chair of the Joint Consultative Committee with Ethnic Minorities

·         Reducing the threat of crime and anti-social behaviour in Merton and working closely with Police and Community Safety partnerships

·         Leading on a knife crime strategy for the borough

·         Point of contact with Borough Command Unit and Deputy Mayor for Crime and Safety

·         Overseeing CCTV operations, including fly-tipping detection and deterrence

·         Joint responsibility for Merton’s Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy

·         Oversight of the Council’s Preventing Violent Extremism strategy

·         Support and development of Merton’s Armed Forces Community Covenant

·         Overseeing voluntary sector organisations applying to become Refugee Community Sponsors


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