Sadiq visited a team of young people from South Thames College's Prince's Trust team, as they were undertaking a community project in the heart of Tooting.
Wandsworth Council have formed a partnership with the Prince's Trust to work to tackle burglary hotspots in Tooting. Research has shown that one of the reasons why local residents are susceptible to burglary is because the hedges outside their properties are often too high. High hedges limit natural surveillance and they provide burglars with cover.
To combat this problem the Prince’s Trust volunteers have been cutting back high hedges for residents as one of the community projects, which is part of their 12 week programme.
Sadiq Khan MP said:
“It was good to go along and see with my own eyes the Prince’s Trust team working with Wandsworth Council on cutting back hedges in burglary hotspots. This is a shining example of how our young people are working hard to contribute positively to our community.
“I am sure I speak on behalf of local residents when I say thank you for the team’s hard work and I wish them all the best for the future.”