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Community Safety Ward Walkabouts (2017)

Please note all community safety ward walkabouts and roadshows have now been completed and every ward visited in the borough. Please continue to revisit this page to get details on action taken, details on future events and how to get involved.

Community safety ward walkabouts

Residents are invited to attend a community safety ward walkabout in their local area. During the walkabouts, police and council officers will visit ASB hotspots areas in each ward. Residents can talk about the issues concerning them face-to-face and discuss possible actions to reduce these issues. The walkabouts will be led by the local Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) and cabinet member for Community Safety, Asma Begum. The Police Borough Commander and/or Chief Inspector of Neighbourhoods will also be invited to attend along with ward councillors, ward panel members, housing providers, youth workers, drug outreach workers, Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers (THEOs) and other community safety organisations in the borough. Information gathered at these events will also be vital in shaping the next police ward priorities, and residents can get further information on how to become a ward panel member for their area.

Aim of the ward walkabouts

An opportunity for residents 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 issues 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 positive results of the community safety ward walkabouts, ward-specific action taken leaflets are outlined below:

Useful information

A review of the last walkabout series and information and action taken at previous ward walkabouts can be found by visiting:

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.

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. To register to this scheme please register by following this link

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