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Community Safety Ward Walkabouts (2017)

From January 2017 to September 2017, residents were invited to attend a community safety ward walkabout and roadshow in their local area, targeting ASB/crime hotspot areas in each ward. Residents were able to raise their concerns directly with the Police, council and Community Safety Partners, and also discuss  possible actions to reduce these issues. The walkabouts were led by the local Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) and cabinet member for Community Safety, Asma Begum. The Police Borough Commander and/or Chief Inspector of Neighbourhoods were also invited to attend along with Ward Councillors, Ward Panel members, Housing Providers, Youth Workers, Drug Outreach Workers, Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers (THEOs) and the Rapid Response Team Workers. Information gathered at the walkabouts and roadshows were also considered when shaping the next police ward priorities for each ward.

The ward walkabouts and roadshows provided residents an opportunity to:

  • meet and speak directly to senior members of the police, council and partners about their local crime and ASB concerns
  • help to identify and agree actions to include in an issue plan
  • find out how to become a ward panel member for their ward to help shape local police ward priorities
  • see how we work with other agencies and organisations, hold partners to account and build confidence in the police and council in dealing with local ASB issues impacting residents.

Action taken

To feedback to residents and demonstrate the partnership action taken as a result of the ward walkabouts and roadshows, ward-specific Action Taken leaflets were produced and can be found below:

Useful information

Information and action taken at previous ward walkabouts can be found by visiting:

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 this scheme.

To report anti-social behaviour or a crime that has already happened, or to seek crime prevention advice, please call the police non-emergency 101 reporting line. Calls to 101 from landlines and mobiles cost 15 pence per call, no matter what time of day you call or how long your call lasts.

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 Tower Hamlets Met policing page.

To receive your local Safer Neighbourhood team newsletters, sign up for the group email service on the neighbourhood link website and follow your local Safer Neighbourhood team on Twitter @MPSTowerHam