ASB reporter – January summary 2024

There were 42 reported asb incidents during January, which is 7 times the number reported for the same period last year. However, 29 or 69% of this total were the result of just 2 incidents – one, the very loud motorcycle as reported last month by one resident several times and the other incident that occurred – reported on by a number of individuals – refers to 3 fireworks that had been launched from Cromwell Tower.

Totals by house and their percentage of the total were as follows:

SPEED15 (35.7%)
ANDREWES5 (11.9%)
BEN JONSON3 (7.1%)

1 (2.4%)

BRETON1 (2.4%)

In terms of the type of asb, some respondents reported on more than one activity as follows:

Noisy motorcycle in Silk Street15 (35.7%)
Fireworks12 (28.6%)
Skateboarding3 (7.1%)
3 loud bangs at 1am *2 (4.8%)
Vandalism/graffiti2 (4.8%)
Delivery cyclist2 (4.8%)
Rowdy behaviour2 (4.8%)
Cycling1 (2.4%)
LIME ebike abandoned1 (2.4%)
Parkour1 (2.4%)
Verbal abuse/harassment1 (2.4%)
*Assumed to mean fireworks

A report based on 12 months data June 2021 to June 2022 together with findings & recommendations of the Barbican Estate Security Committee has been provided to appropriate Corporation Members & Officers and discussions are ongoing – as an initial outcome a Task/Finish Joint Action Group was formed and met, just once, in December 2022.

This group has since been replaced with a new “ASB Strategic Meeting”. Unlike the previous group, however, this is not an open meeting – Decision taken for BEO’s Residents Service Team to produce an information leaflet for residents, revisiting and advising them of who to contact, for which type of anti-social behaviour and a brief explanation of what they should expect from making such contact. STILL AWAITED !

Meantime, please continue to report any anti-social behaviour you may witness occurring across the estate. Any crime, such as phone, bag or laptop snatching should be reported directly to the City of London Police and not included here.

Please remember that the intention of the ASB Reporter is purely to gather evidence of anti-social behaviour. Therefore, if you witness an asb incident please use the website to record the event but if immediate action is also required then you should follow normal procedure such as calling the Police on 101 (or 999 but only if URGENT); Barbican Estate Office; City Noise Team etc.

If it is the City of London Police that you call, it is essential that you are provided with a reference/case number – please include this case number in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter. IF YOU DO NOT this incident will not be “officially” counted and the police will assume that no additional measures or activity is required.

David Bradshaw – Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1st February 2024

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