ASB reporter – May summary

30 incidents were reported during May. This is eight more incidents than were reported on in the previous month, however, this number is less than half the number of incidents recorded during April of last year.

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

Gilbert10 (33.3%)
Frobisher Crescent8 (26.7%)
Ben Jonson7 (23.3%)
Shakespeare Tower2 (6.7%)
Willoughby2 (6.7%)
Lambert Jones Mews1(3.3%)

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

Parkour9 (30%)
Noisy behaviour4 (13.3%)
Rowdy behaviour3 (10%)
Vandalism/graffiti3 (10%)
Cycling3 (10%)
Skateboarding2 (6.7%)
Lime e-bikes abandoned2 (6.7%)
Delivery cyclist1 (3.3%)
Electric scooter on Podium1 (3.3%)
Loud music1 (3.3%)
Intimidating behaviour1 (3.3%)

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 last year.

This group has since been replaced with a new “ASB Strategic Meeting” and this is due to meet this month. Unlike the previous group, however, this is not an open meeting.

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, you should be provided with a reference/case number – please include this in the “action taken” section of the ASB Reporter.

David Bradshaw

Chair, Barbican Estate Security Committee

1st June 2023


  1. Having frequently observed cycling (often fast and occasionally aggressive) on the Seddon House highwalk slope connecting Beech Gardens to Thomas More highwalk as it curves behind Lauderdale Tower and Seddon House, on returning to my flat with access to my computer (my poor eyesight means I can’t use my iPhone for this) I don’t have any clickable link to the ABS reporter. Could this please be provided in your newsletter?

    1. Hi Elizabeth. I’ll make a note to include the link in future emails. In the meantime, the clickable link can be found in the menu at the top of every page on the website.

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