Community Safety Partnership Plan 2013-2016

The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Plan 2013-16 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 in 2012, which asked the public for their top three community safety priorities. This consultation included a series of 12 police safer neighbourhood public meetings (community safety roadshows), a borough-wide public meeting (borough café connect), elected members consultation event, police and community safety board executive meeting, as well as inviting members of the public and community groups to respond to a consultation letter or dedicated survey page on ‘Mytowerhamlets’. In total 1,013 responses to the survey were received during the consultation and these were considered along with the 2012 community safety partnership strategic assessment when setting the new community safety priorities for 2013-16.

The CSP strategic assessment 2012 analysed crime, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and re-offending over the preceding three years (October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2012) and included projections/trends for the period of the CSP plan 2013-16.

The plan will be implemented by the CSPsub-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 2013-2016?

In 2013-2016, our community safety work will focus on tackling:

  • Gangs and serious youth violence
  • Anti-social behaviour (ASB) and arson
  • Drugs and alcohol 
  • Violence (including domestic violence and violence against women and girls) 
  • Prostitution
  • Hate crime and community cohesion
  • Killed or seriously injured on our roads
  • Property/serious acquisitive crime 
  • Public confidence and satisfaction
  • Reducing re-offending
  • MOPAC 7 (Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime priority neighbourhood crimes)

How can you get involved?

There are many ways you can get involved in tackling crime, anti-social behaviour and 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 community safety surgeries or 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
  • become involved as a volunteer - there are also lots of opportunities with organisations such as Victim Support, the Youth Offending Team, the Domestic Violence & 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
  • To report noise nuisance call 020 7364 5007 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm). Out of hours (Thursday to Sunday 8pm – 3.30am)
  • For information and advice on domestic abuse call freephone 0800 279 5434 (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm) or email the team at: domesticviolence@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Useful documents