Anti-Social Behaviour Update - April 2019


Update on action taken against Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) January - April 2019

Dear Resident,

1) LOCAL COUNCIL: Enforcement Officers (THEO) patrols have increased Jan-April with focus on ASB hotspot areas of Shadwell Basin, Waterside Gdns & Hermitage Memorial Gdns. There has been a reduction in reported incidents of ASB in this period, possibly seasonally influenced. They are supported by the local Safer Neighbourhood Police Team (SNT) who have been providing high visibility day-time patrols.

Mobile CCTV cameras currently deployed:

  • Wapping High Street by the Hermitage Memorial Gardens
  • Redmead Lane
  • Shadwell Basin

The Council has issued 26 advisory warning letters to individuals in the Ward to alleged perpetrators. Repeat offenders can be escalated to consider Community Protection Warnings.

2) LOCAL POLICE SNT: Police SNT conducted speed checks at three locations in Wapping on 23/4/19, which resulted in further action for 13 drivers travelling well above the 20-mph speed limit.

Two Community Weapons Sweeps with Residents participation, have taken place in Feb/Apr:

  • Waterside Gardens
  • Wapping Woods

3) ST KATHARINE & WAPPING WARD PANEL: The Panel is talking with the Council about the feasibility of installing an additional CCTV camera at Waterside Gdns. We are also facilitating the installation of motion-sensitive spotlights along the river at Hermitage Memorial Gardens to improve night-time security in the hidden corners of the Park.


It is imperative that you continue to report ASB problems each and every time you experience problems. Both the Police and Council rely on your information to determine where to deploy their resources.

This can either by calling 101 (or 999 in an emergency) or by reporting online to the council’s website:

https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/community_and_living/community_safety__crime_preve/anti-social_behaviour/anti-social_behaviour.aspx

Alternatively, you can report incidents of anti-social behaviour to the police at www.met.police.uk/report