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Neighbourhood Walkabouts & Community Action Days (2019)

Following recommendations from the Mayor's Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Board, the Community Safety Team, Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams and community safety partners will continue to work together to deliver a new programme of Neighbourhood Walkabouts in 2019.

Neighbourhood walkabout (Bacon St) -5Walkabouts were introduced in 2012 as a means of providing a high profile and visible way of engaging with residents to address concerns of crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in their neighbourhood. This was in response to rising levels of ASB and the increasing levels of concern raised by residents, giving them the opportunity to:bouts and Community Action Days in 2019.

  • speak directly to senior officers in the police, council and partner agencies about their local concerns and emerging issues about crime and ASB
  • for the Police, council and community safety partners to demonstrate ‘on the ground’ partnership working and to build confidence in the Police and council in dealing with local crime and ASB issues affecting residents
  • to hold partners to account and produce robust ward specific plans that all partners agree to respond to
  • to engage and inform residents of the action taken from each walkabout, report concerns and ultimately reduce the fear of crime
  • to raise awareness of Police ward panel meetings and encourage residents to get involved and help directly shape policing ward priorities
  • to promote the message that tackling crime and ASB is a partnership priority commitment, working with residents to create a healthier and safer community.

Community action days

Action days will be conducted at least a month after a neighbourhood walkabout, at locations identified through information and intelligence observed from the walkabouts. Working with partners a programme of work will be agreed along with resources to conduct a highly visible and impactful day of activity, to improve and create a safer environment for the public.

Get involved

We are working with our partners to schedule more events and visit every ward in Tower Hamlets. All walkabouts and action days will be planned to coincide with seasonal peaks for ASB and crime. If residents would like to get involved in the 2019 programme and see problem solving in action, as well as be part of the solution, please keep visiting this site for further information.

Schedule of events 2019
Ward WalkaboutDateTime Meeting point


13 May 2019  5.30-7pm Limehouse DLR station 




If you sign up to OWL (Online Watch link), we will also keep you updated on your local area and when you can come along to your next walkabout and action day.

Action taken

Information and action taken at previous walkabouts can be found via the following links:

Useful information

OWL (Online Watch Link)

OWL (Online Watch Link) is used by the Metropolitan Police Service in partnership with local Neighbourhood Watch coordinators to communicate with residents and businesses across the borough.

OWL is an advanced solution for police & communities to grow and manage Neighbourhood Watch, School Watch, Business Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL provides watch members with the latest messages and local crime alerts sent by email, telephone, SMS or fax.

Register for the scheme

Report ASB or a crime that has taken place

Do you know what is considered as Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)? 

To find out more, seek crime prevention advice or to make a report, visit the council's Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) page 

  • call the police non-emergency 101 reporting line. Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call
  • Report ASB to the Police online
  • Report ASB to the council online

Always call 999 when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or in danger.

To discuss any issues about community safety contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Team by visiting the Met Police website.