Waste service strike

A number of Tower Hamlets Council frontline waste service workers and street cleansers will be going on strike from 18 September to 1 October due to a national pay dispute.  

Despite the council working to maintain services for residents, the strike will impact collections and cleansing across the borough. We apologise in advance for the disruption this will cause. 

Find out more about the strike.

Tower Hamlets Police

It is important that anti-social behaviour is reported live and as it is happening to the police on the non-emergency number, 101. Some examples of things which should be reported to the police are:

  • nuisance, rowdy or inconsiderate behaviour
  • groups of youths causing problems for residents
  • misuse of vehicles, racing and general ASB by people in vehicles
  • drug dealing and drug use
  • street drinkers that may be causing a problem
  • prostitution-related activity
  • vehicle-related ASB such as car racing and dangerous driving
  • street noise such as stationary vehicles with engines running or loud audio systems, refrigerator units, car repairs and street parties or informal gatherings.

Once an ASB report is received via 101, the information provided gets passed on to the police officers attending the call and also forwarded to the local Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs), so that they are aware of what is happening in their area and can investigate further, or forward the report on to the agency with the statutory responsibility to deal with it.

Reporting via 101, is the preferred method of reporting as it allows for partners to monitor the number of ASB incidents reported as part of the CSP Priority Performance Indicator ‘Total ASB Demand’. This helps to reduce the prevalence of dual reporting which may lead to inflated levels of ASB in the borough.

Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs)

As well as reporting through the 101 number the local Safer Neighbourhood Teams can also be contacted to report ASB. These are a team of Met Police Officers and Community Support Officers dedicated to serving the local community. If they are on shift and available, the team will respond to ASB incidents. If the teams are not on duty at the time, a voicemail can be left which the team will respond to when next on duty. You can also email your concerns to the SNT, however in an emergency always dial 999.

Tower Hamlets has 20 Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Details to make contact with the  Safer Neighbourhood Teams can be found in the table below:

Safer Neighbourhood Team contacts by ward


SNT Contact Detail

St Dunstan’s

0208 721 2848


Mile End

0208 721 2848


Bromley South

0208 721 2041


Bethnal Green


0208 721 2849


St Peters


0208 721 2851




0208 721 2043


Spitalfields and Banglatown

0207 161 8792




07843 065867


Stepney Green


0208 721 2808



0208 649 3524


St Katharine’s and Wapping

0208 721 2854


Blackwall and Cubitt Town

0208 721 2877   


Canary Wharf


0208 721 2877


Island Gardens


0208 721 2877



0207 275 4225



0207 275 4225



0208 721 2727


Bow East


0208 721 2807 


Bow West


0208 649 3521


Bromley North


07342 713 971



Further information including public meetings to discuss any issues about community safety, the Safer Neighbourhood Teams can be contacted by visiting the Met Police webpage.