Mobile Police Office (MPO) Community safety surgeries and ward walkabouts 2015-2016

From November 2015 - July 2016, residents were invited to come along to a community safety ward surgery and ward walkabout in their local area. These events enabled residents to report their concerns directly to the cabinet member for Community Safety, Police Borough Commander and Head of Community Safety. The information obtained was used by the Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) to help shape their next ward priorities, and residents were also encouraged to become ward panel members for their area.

The ward surgeries were conducted in the Mobile Police Office (MPO) and residents were able to make confidential reports to the SNTs, council officers, housing providers, Tower Hamlets Enforcement Officers (THEOs) and other community safety partners.

The ward walkabouts targeted specific locations in each ward that were ASB/crime hot spots. This enabled partners to visit individual wards together and experience first-hand the local issues affecting residents. Issues identified at the walkabouts were included in a live Action Plan, and taken away by the relevant partners to respond to promptly.

Action taken

To feedback to residents and demonstrate the partnership action taken as a result of the surgeries and walkabouts, ward-specific Action Taken leaflets from this series can be found below: 

Information and action taken at previous ward walkabouts can also be found by visiting Community safety walkabouts 2012-2015.

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.

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.