Community safety ward walkabouts 2012-2015

From October 2012 to June 2015, residents were invited to attend their local ward walkabouts and share their concerns on crime and ASB with the lead member for Community Safety, Police Borough Commander and Head of Safer Communities. The walkabouts were also attended by other community safety partners which included Ward Councillors, Housing Providers, Drug Outreach Workers, Youth Workers, Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers (THEOs), London Fire Brigade officers, Ward Panel Members, Licensing Officers, Trading Standards, Street Outreach Response Team (SORT) and Transport and Highways Officers.

The ward walkabouts were designed to:

  • deliver a high visible, ‘on the ground’ project to deal with local issues in response to crime and ASB
  • to build confidence in the police and council in dealing with local issues impacting residents
  • to demonstrate a community safety partnership approach by visiting each individual ward together and experiencing first-hand the local issues affecting residents
  • to identify issues and respond to these concerns swiftly, to reduce the fear of crime.

Action taken

To feedback to residents and demonstrate the partnership action taken as a result of the walkabouts, ward specific Action Taken leaflets covering each round can be found below: 



2012 -2013

Further information

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.

Follow your local Safer Neighbourhood team on Twitter @MPSTowerHam