Community Safety Partnership Plan (2017-2021)

The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Plan 2017-21 sets out how we will make Tower Hamlets a safer and more cohesive place to live. The plan has been developed in response to crime, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and re-offending statistics, and the concerns of local people.

Community views played a key part in developing our priorities. We analysed data from an extensive public consultation exercise from 10 June until 12 August in 2016, which asked the public for their top three community safety priorities.

This consultation included a series of outreach events, vote casting centres in Idea Stores and a Boroughwide Community Safety Partnership Awards and Public Engagement Event, as well as an opportunity to attend their local Ward Panel Meetings to respond to the survey. Members of the public and community groups were invited to respond to a consultation letter or dedicated survey page on ‘Mytowerhamlets’. In total 1,389 responses to the survey were received during the consultation and these were considered along with the 2016 community safety partnership strategic assessment when setting the new community safety priorities for 2017-21.

The CSP strategic assessment 2016 analysed crime, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and re-offending over the three financial years (1 April 2013 – 31 March 2016).

The plan will be implemented by the CSP sub-groups through their annual delivery plans. These sub-groups bring together all of the partnership’s key delivery agencies including: council, police, fire service, health, probation, Tower Hamlets Homes, housing providers, voluntary and community groups, faith communities and businesses.

The plan is reviewed annually during its term; this is to allow the partnership the opportunity to review the performance from the latest annual strategic assessment and to ensure that they target partnership resources at any emerging local priorities that may not have been included at the start of the CSP plan’s term.

What are the priorities for 2017-2021?

In 2017-2021, our community safety work will focus on tackling:

  • Anti-social behaviour (ASB) including Drugs and Alcohol
  • violence 
  • hate crime, community cohesion and extremism
  • reducing re-offending.

How can you get involved?

There are many ways you can get involved in tackling crime, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and reducing re-offending:

  • say no to crime and anti-social behaviour, for example, do not buy goods you suspect may be stolen
  • attend community meetings with your local police team
  • attend ward walkabouts with council, police and other partnership officers
  • work with senior police and council officers to develop our approach to crime at the Safer Neighbourhood Board public events
  • join your Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel by contacting your local local police team
  • become involved as a volunteer - there are also lots of opportunities with organisations such as Victim Support, the Youth Offending Team, the Domestic Abuse & Hate Crime Team or the Police

  • if you see it, report it - we can only tackle it where we know it is happening.

Contact information

  • To report a crime in a non-emergency or anti-social behaviour call 101
  • To report a crime in an emergency call 999
  • Have you witnessed someone selling or using drugs, begging, encampments, sex working or public urination/defecation? Please report this to the police on 101, live and while it is happening.
  • Do you know what is considered as Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)? Visit the ASB page to find out more. 
  • Call 0800 279 5434 from 9am-5pm from Monday-Friday (except bank holidays) for information and advice about domestic violence.
  • Does your partner or close family member hit you or push you around? Visit our website or call 0800 279 5434 from 9am-5pm on Mon-Fri for more information and advice about domestic abuse.
  • To report noise nuisance call 020 7364 5000 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm). Out of hours (Thursday to Sunday 8pm – 3.30am).

Useful documents