Neighbourhood Walkabouts & Community Action Days (2019)
Following recommendations from the Mayor's Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Board, the Community Safety Team, Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams and community safety partners will continue to work together to deliver a new programme of Neighbourhood Walkabouts in 2019.
Walkabouts were introduced in 2012 as a means of providing a high profile and visible way of engaging with residents to address concerns of crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in their neighbourhood. This was in response to rising levels of ASB and the increasing levels of concern raised by residents, giving them the opportunity to:bouts and Community Action Days in 2019.
- speak directly to senior officers in the police, council and partner agencies about their local concerns and emerging issues about crime and ASB
- for the Police, council and community safety partners to demonstrate ‘on the ground’ partnership working and to build confidence in the Police and council in dealing with local crime and ASB issues affecting residents
- to hold partners to account and produce robust ward specific plans that all partners agree to respond to
- to engage and inform residents of the action taken from each walkabout, report concerns and ultimately reduce the fear of crime
- to raise awareness of Police ward panel meetings and encourage residents to get involved and help directly shape policing ward priorities
- to promote the message that tackling crime and ASB is a partnership priority commitment, working with residents to create a healthier and safer community.
Community action days
Action days will be conducted at least a month after a neighbourhood walkabout, at locations identified through information and intelligence observed from the walkabouts. Working with partners a programme of work will be agreed along with resources to conduct a highly visible and impactful day of activity, to improve and create a safer environment for the public.
The Council, police and partners would encourage the public to keep reporting these issues using the range of services available to them below:
- Call 999: in an emergency, if there is a crime occurring or there is a threat to life
- Call 101: for Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) , including drug dealing. If drug dealing is happening outside of a school or playground, call 999
- Report Crime, ASB and drug dealing online to the Police (for drug dealing select ‘Report antisocial behaviour’ link)
- Report ASB online to the council
- Call Crime Stoppers to report any crime anonymously on 0800 555 111
- Contact your Police Safer Neighbourhood Team
- Register on OWL (Online Watch Link). This portal is used by the Metropolitan Police Service in partnership with local Neighbourhood Watch coordinators to communicate with residents and businesses across the Borough. OWL provides watch members with the latest messages and local crime alerts sent by email, telephone, SMS or fax. Register for this scheme.