Safer Merton tackles anti-social behaviour and other community safety issues.

Enforcement tackles fly-tipping, other waste related offences and monitoring the work of the contractor Kingdom.

Both teams and are charged with improving the borough and dealing with those who don’t treat the Borough and its residents with respect.

Our officers are accredited to issue on the spot fines and deal with any of the other issues mentioned above.

The services covered

  • Community safety
  • On street CCTV
  • Waste enforcement
  • Fly-tipping
  • Abandoned vehicles

We rely on the following laws to process your data

Environmental Protection Act 1990 which covers the following;

  • Littering
  • Littering from a car
  • Fly-posting
  • Fly-tipping
  • Duty of care waste operators
  • Dog Control Orders, dog fouling
  • Graffiti
  • Abandoned vehicle

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

  • Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO’s)

Safer Merton
London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre
1st floor

London Borough of Merton
Civic centre
8th floor
SM4 5DX 

Why we need your information and how we use it

London Borough of Merton needs the information to be able to provide the services mentioned previously. The information will also be used to investigate issues (e.g. anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping) that have been reported to us.

In certain circumstances, where necessary or required by law, we will use your personal data you provide or request data from other departments or other authorities Police, other borough’s etc. for purposes of law enforcement, fraud, public safety and for the prevention and detection of crime, the capture or prosecution of offenders; and the assessment or collection of tax or duty under Schedule 2 Part 1 2(1) Data Protection Act 2018.

We also use your information where necessary to carry out enforcement action and issuing Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN’s) for issues such as fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour.

What type of information is collected from you.

The information that may be requested from individuals is listed below;

  1. Name (including aliases)
  2. Address
  3. Gender (collected by contractor and shared with council)
  4. Ethnicity (collected by contractor and shared with council)
  5. Details of business premises
  6. Telephone numbers
  7. Date of birth
  8. National Insurance number
  9. E-mail address
  10. Payment information
  11. Vehicle registration

The processing of this information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject to.

Who your information is shared with

The information can be shared with other enforcement agencies e.g. Police as well as other council teams if the information is relevant. Kingdom who is the council’s enforcement contractor also shares information with relevant agencies with regards to enforcement issues and legal processes.

How long we keep it

We review our retention periods of the information we hold about you on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as long as it is necessary for the relevant activity or service that we provide to you, or as required by law.

How you can access, update and correct your information (SAR)

The Data Protection law gives you the right to apply for a copy of information about yourself. This is called a 'Subject Access Request'.

Find out more about how to make a Subject Access Request 

The accuracy of your information is important to us to be able to provide relevant services more quickly. We are working to make our record keeping more efficient. In the meantime, if you change your address or email address, or if any of your circumstances change or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at or write to us

Safer Merton
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Morden, Surrey

Business Intelligence, profiling and automated decision making

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Protecting your information

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Your information and rights

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Information Commission Office

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