Merton council will be hosting a hate crime advice surgery in partnership with charity Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks).

Merton is the first borough in south London to work in conjunction with Tell MAMA to run these sessions that are aimed at raising awareness and support for victims of hate crime.

The surgeries will run on the second Tuesday of every month from 1.00pm to 2.00pm, starting Tuesday 12 February at the Civic Centre, London Road. It will be a safe space for anyone to come and discuss hate crime and report anonymously. Members of the public can drop in for advice as no appointment is necessary.

Merton is one of the safest London boroughs, and the council has a strong working relationship with the police and other partner agencies to promote community cohesion and encourage victims to come forward. Representatives from BAME Voice, Inner Strength Network and Association for the Polish Family will also be on hand to offer advice.

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